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Anushree Karkhanis

Assistant Professor

Psychology

Research Interests

  • Adolescent stress and drug exposure
  • Drug abuse vulnerability
  • Kappa opioid receptors
  • Dopamine, norepinephrine, serotonin
  • Alcohol use disorder
  • Cocaine addiction
  • Opiate abuse
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Ralph Miller

Distinguished Professor

Psychology

Research Interests

  • Elementary information processing (animals/humans)
  • Memory and forgetting
  • Role of temporal relationships between events in elementary learning
  • Pavlovian conditioning
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Linda P. Spear

Distinguished Professor

Psychology

Research Interests

  • Developmental Psychopharmacology
  • Contributors to the propensity to initiate and escalate alcohol use during adolescence
  • Lasting neurobehavioral consequences of adolescent alcohol exposure
  • Alcohol drinking in a social context
  • Sex differences in sensitivity to alcohol and other drugs
  • Impact of stressors on alcohol sensitivity during development
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Norman E. Spear

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Psychology

Research Interests

  • Developmental behavioral neuroscience; characteristics and neurobiological mechanisms of the ontogeny of alcohol ingestion and alcohol reinforcement during early ontogeny; very early learning and the ontogeny of memory
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Cyma K. Van Petten

Professor

Psychology

Research Interests

  • Language processing focusing on sentence comprehension and the interface between semantic processing and spoken word identification
  • Memory with an emphasis on executive processes that contribute to memory and the role of prefrontal cortex
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