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Pamela S. Hunt

Professor of Psychological Sciences

Office: Integrated Science Center, Room 1137
Phone: 757 221 3894
Email: [[pshunt]]
CV: {{, pdf}}

Areas of Specialization
  • Development psychobiology
  • Neural basis of memory
  • Alcohol and memory
Educational Background

B.A. Framingham State College, Framingham, MA

M.A. State University of New York at Binghamton

Ph.D. State University of New York at Binghamton

Brief Biography

Associate Director of Interdisciplinary Neuroscience                                               2005-2011

Associate Professor of Psychology, College of William & Mary                            2001-2010

Assistant Professor of Psychology, College of William & Mary                             1997-2001

Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton University                                                                1992-1997

Honors & Awards

Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence

James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellowship

Arts & Sciences Term Distinguished Associate Professor of Psychology

Fellow, Eastern Psychological Association

Fellow, Association for Psychological Science

Framingham State College Alumni Achievement Award

William & Mary Alumni Fellowship Award for Excellence in Teaching

Courses Taught
  • PSYC 301 Elementary Statistics
  • PSYC 313 Physiological Psychology
  • PSYC 470 Seminar: Fish Cognition
Selected Publications

Barnet, R.C., Hunt, P.S. & Burk, J.A. (in press) Cognitive consequences of adolescent and adult nicotine exposure: utility of animal models. In G. Di Giovanni (Ed.),  Nicotine Addiction: Prevention, Health Effects and Treatment Options. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Richardson, R. & Hunt, P.S. (2010). Ontogeny of fear conditioning.  In M.S. Blumberg, J.H. Freeman & S.R. Robinson (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Developmental Behavioral Neuroscience (pp. 527-545), Oxford University Press.

Hunt, P.S., Jacobson, S.E. & Torok, E.J. (2009) A rat model of fetal alcohol exposure exhibits deficits in trace fear conditioning: Dose-response and timing effects. Alcohol, 43, 465-474.

Hunt, P.S., Barnet, R.C., Shea, M.E. & Baker, E.M. (2006).  Cholinergic modulation of trace conditioning trained in serial compound:  A developmental analysis.  Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 86, 311-321.

Barnet, R.C. & Hunt, P.S. (2006).  The expression of fear-potentiated startle during development: Integration of learning and response systems.  Behavioral Neuroscience, 120, 861-872.

Wagner, A.F. & Hunt, P.S. (2006).  Impaired trace fear conditioning following neonatal ethanol: Reversal by choline.  Behavioral Neuroscience, 120, 482-487.