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Anthony Ahrens

Anthony Ahrens

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Associate Professor

Anthony Ahrens did his undergraduate work at Northwestern University and received his doctorate in psychology from Stanford University. His research interests fall at the interface of social and clinical psychology. His current interests emphasize gr... [More]

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202-885-1714
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Gregory Busse

Gregory Busse

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Busse received his Bachelors in Psychology from Tulane University and his Masters and Doctorate in Psychology from American University. He worked for several years for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration leading the team responsible for develop... [More]

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202-885-6305
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Michele Carter

Michele Carter

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Professor

Dr. Carter received his doctorate and master’s degrees from Vanderbilt University and his bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University. He completed a clinical internship at the Palo Alto V.A. followed by a postdoctoral at the Center for Stress an... [More]

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202-885-1712
CAS - Psychology


Jennifer Cobuzzi

Jennifer Cobuzzi

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Professorial Lecturer

I am very passionate about effective teaching at the undergraduate level. I teach PSYC 115: Psychology as a Natural Science, PSYC 116: Psychology as a Natural Science Laboratory, PSYC 220: The Senses, PSYC 240: Drugs and Behavior, and PSYC 301: Resea... [More]

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202-885-1709
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Terry Davidson

Terry Davidson

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Director of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience and Professor

Dr. Davidson earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Michigan State University and earned his Ph.D. with a specialization in Learning and Memory at Purdue University before completing his post-doctoral training in Behavioral Neuroscience at ... [More]

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202-885-6541
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Noemi Enchautegui-de-Jesus

Noemi Enchautegui-de-Jesus

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Enchautegui-de-Jesus received her MA and PhD in Community Psychology from New York University. She was a postdoctoral fellow with the NIMH’s Family Research Consortium III at the University of Michigan. Her research revolves around a core interes... [More]

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202-885-1773
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Bryan Fantie

Bryan Fantie

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Associate Professor

RESEARCH INTERESTS:Cognitive and clinical neuropsychology, behavioural neuroscience; neural mechanisms and correlates of behaviour, emotion, cognition, learning, memory; behavioural neurology; neuropsychological testing and diagnosis; function of the... [More]

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202-885-1790
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Maria Gomez

Maria Gomez

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Senior Professorial Lecturer

Dr. Gomez-Serrano was born and raised in Madrid where she obtained her Veterinarian degree specializing in animal husbandry and genetics. Right after obtaining her degree, Dr. Gomez-Serrano moved to Washington DC and started working at NIH with Dr. S... [More]

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202-885-2681
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James Gray

James Gray

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Professor

Current Research Interests: Eating Disorders, Behavior Therapy, Psychotherapy, Abnormal Psychology, Psychology of Religion

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202-885-1716
CAS - Psychology


Kathleen Gunthert

Kathleen Gunthert

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Associate Professor

Dr. Gunthert’s program of research focuses on the influence of everyday stress and coping on depression, anxiety, and psychotherapy outcomes. Specifically, she has used intensive daily monitoring techniques to address how everyday mood regulation var... [More]

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202-885-1701
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David Haaga

David Haaga

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Professor and Department Chair, Psychology

Dave Haaga is a Professor of Psychology and has been a faculty member at American University since 1989. Dr. Haaga received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Southern California and completed postdoctoral training in cognitive the... [More]

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202-885-1718
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Nathaniel Herr

Nathaniel Herr

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Assistant Professor

Nathaniel Herr is an Assistant Professor of Psychology who joined the department in 2012. Dr. Herr received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and received postdoctoral training and a faculty appointment at ... [More]

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202-885-1724
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Laura Juliano

Laura Juliano

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Associate Professor

Laura M. Juliano earned her PhD. in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York at Binghamton and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her research addresses cognitive and behavioral mecha... [More]

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202-885-1715
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David Kearns

David Kearns

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Associate Professor

Research interests:animal models of drug abuse and addiction treatment; the effects of drug cues on behavior; conditioning and learning; extinction; theories of learning; animal models of gambling.Recent publications:Kearns, D. N., Tunstall, B. J., &... [More]

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202-885-1711
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Gishawn Mance

Gishawn Mance

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Assistant Professor

Devoted to providing effective community prevention and intervention programs for underserved children and adolescents, GiShawn A Mance has worked diligently with communities across the nation. She received training in community based participatory r... [More]

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202-885-1702
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Barry McCarthy

Barry McCarthy

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Professor

Dr. McCarthy came to American University in 1969 as lecturer, and has been promoted to assistant professor, associate professor, and now professor. He teaches an undergraduate course each semester -in the Fall Human Sexual Behavior and in the Spring ... [More]

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Scott Parker

Scott Parker

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Professor

Born in Brooklyn, Scott Parker began teaching at American University in 1974. He is interested in the quantitative aspects of our experiences and how we make evaluations and choices based on them. Examples include how loud we think sounds are, how va... [More]

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202-885-1719
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Zehra Peynircioglu

Zehra Peynircioglu

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Professor

Zehra Peynirciolu received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Stanford. She started graduate studies in cognitive psychology, specializing in memory, at Princeton (and received an MA) and followed her advisor to Rice and received her PhD. th... [More]

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202-885-1713
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Anthony Riley

Anthony Riley

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Professor

Dr. Riley received his undergraduate training at the University of North Carolina and obtained his PhD from the University of Washington. He did a post-doctoral fellowship in pharmacology at Dalhousie University in Canada. He joined the faculty at Am... [More]

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202-885-1720
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Arthur Shapiro

Arthur Shapiro

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Professor

Arthur Shapiro specializes in the areas of visual perception and cognitive neuroscience. He did his undergraduate work in Mathematics (Computer Science) and Psychology (Cognitive Science) at U.C. San Diego. He received his PhD in Psychology from Colu... [More]

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202-885-1759
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Alan Silberberg

Alan Silberberg

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Professor

My research interests are animal learning, behavioral economics, primatology and smoking. To see publications, copy the following link and then paste into a web browser: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=u90rFioAAAAJ&hl=en

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202-885-1709
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Catherine Stoodley

Catherine Stoodley

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Assistant Professor

Catherine Stoodley is interested in the neuroscience of cognitive development, particularly the role of the cerebellum in learning and skill acquisition. She uses neuroimaging and behavioral studies in healthy people and clinical patients to investig... [More]

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202-885-1785
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Jonathan Tubman

Jonathan Tubman

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Vice Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies

Dr. Tubman works with departments and Colleges to develop new graduate programs and to ensure excellence in graduate education at AU. He also works with students, faculty, centers, institutes and external research partners to promote a culture of dis... [More]

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202-885-3778
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Stanley Weiss

Stanley Weiss

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Professor Emeritus

Dr. Weiss' current research concentrates on:Stimulus Control of Behavior Incentive Motivation Drugs and Behavior Animal Learning Models of Drug Abuse Biological Constraints on Learning Two-Process Learning Theory Appetitive-Aversive Interaction Theor... [More]



Carol Weissbrod

Carol Weissbrod

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Associate Professor

Current Research Interests:Affect, Motivation and Identity in Child and Adolescent Athletes, Gender and Affect the Development of Attitudes About Motherhood

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202-885-1726
CAS - Psychology


Brian Yates

Brian Yates

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Professor

Dr. Yates has published 77 articles and book chapters, plus 5 books. Most of his publications apply cost-effectiveness or cost-benefit analysis to the systematic evaluation and improvement of human services. Dr. Yates has conducted Cost - Procedure -... [More]

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202-885-1727
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Staff

Royal Gethers

Royal Gethers

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Senior Administrative Assistant

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202-885-1717
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Eleftherios Hazapis

Eleftherios Hazapis

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Senior Administrative Assistant

Lefteris studied at American University as an undergraduate and graduate student. He enjoyed his educational and extra curricular experience so much that he decided to remain on the staff of his alma mater. Lefteris finds that the knowledge and exper... [More]

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202-885-1710
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Wing Man Jennie Mak

Wing Man Jennie Mak

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Research Manager

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202-885-6530
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