Areas of Specialization
- Development psychobiology
- Neural basis of memory
- Alcohol and memory
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
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
- PSYC 301 Elementary Statistics
- PSYC 313 Physiological Psychology
- PSYC 470 Seminar: Fish Cognition
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.