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Psychology

Michael Kerchner

Associate Professor of Psychology
Education

B.S., American International College, 1978
M.S., Lehigh University, 1982
Ph.D., Lehigh University, 1988

Research

My research interests are related to hormonal regulation of behaviors - e.g., how endocrine factors may contribute to sex/gender differences in behavior, cognition, psychopathology, neurological illness and response to therapeutic medications, commonly abuse drugs and neurotoxins. My research primarily employs animal models and I’ve recently embarked on projects utilizing neuronal cell cultures.    ResearchGate Profile

Teaching

PSY111 - General Psychology
PSY205 - Drugs and Behavior
PSY210 - Biopsychology
PSY305 - Psychopharmacology
PSY313 - Learning
PSY319 - Comparative Psychology
PSY410 - Neuroscience Research Methods
[SPRING 2015] - Neuroethics

Web Page
http://michael.kerchner.washcoll.edu

Current Projects

  • Assessment of the Efficacy of Various Neuroprotectants in Rodent and Zebrafish Models of Neurotrauma
  • Strategies to Assess and Reduce Organophosphate Neurotoxicity in N2A Cell Cultures
  • Hormonal Influences on Spatial Abilties of Male and Female Undergraduates

Blog WCNeurspot (link) 
- A Behavioral Neuroscience Blog containing not-so-random snippets of information of interest to me and my students at Washington College.

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