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Robert Polewan Assistant Professor
Psychology

Robert Polewan

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Dr. Robert Polewan graduated with a doctorate in Neuroscience & Behavior from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he studied associative learning employing behavioral, physiological, and computational techniques. Courses taught include General Psychology, Learning & Conditioning, Biopsychology, Neuroscience of Memory & Cognition,  Psychopharmacology, Statistics, Research Design, History & Systems of Psychology, Psychology and the Paranormal, and Cognitive Psychology. Prior to joining the faculty at Curry College, Dr. Polewan was an Assistant Professor at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX. In addition, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Behavioral Neuropharmacology Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he investigated the conditioned stimulus effects of nicotine and demonstrated nicotine’s ability to serve as a conditioned stimulus in female rats and whether the drug varenicline shares stimulus effects with nicotine. Dr. Polewan has also taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Assumption College (Worcester, MA) and Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley, MA).