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Andrea Robinson


Ph.D. Dartmouth College
M.A. College of William and Mary
B.A. University of North Carolina, Wilmington


I joined the psychology department in 2015 as a postdoctoral fellow in the behavioral pharmacology laboratory. I completed a Ph.D. in experimental psychology at Dartmouth College in 2014. Prior to coming to Davidson, I spent one year in the psychology department at Carleton College. I taught several courses at Carleton, including Behavioral Neuroscience, Laboratory in Behavioral Neuroscience, Introduction to Psychology, and Seminar in Neural Plasticity. I plan to teach Drugs and Behavior at Davidson as well as other courses in psychology and neuroscience.

My dissertation research examined the effects of physical activity in an animal model of ADHD. My current research examines the effects of physical activity and social contact on drug self-administration. This research is done in conjunction with Prof. Smith and his students in the behavioral pharmacology laboratory.

I am an active member of the Society for Neuroscience and the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience. I am also active in Division 28 of the American Psychological Association where I serve as the Early Career Psychologist Representative.


  • PSY 282

Professional Affiiliations

  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience
  • American Psychological Association: Division 28 (Psychopharmacology), Early Career Psychologist Reprensentative