Paula M. Millin
Associate Professor of Psychology
Samuel Mather 407
740-427-5237 fax email@example.com
Paula Millin has been a member of the Psychology department since the fall of 2003. Her general area of specialization is the biopsychology of learning & memory, with particular interests in the behavioral pharmacology of memory, drugs & conditioning, and more recently, aging & memory. Recent research projects include a study of caffeine's effects on memory in college students and a project examining the behavioral effect of a proneurogenic, neuroprotective chemical on learning and memory in young and aged rats. Dr. Millin teaches Introductory Psychology, Learning Motivation (and the corresponding Research Methods course), Statistics, and an advanced Seminar in Memory with a strong biopsychological orientation. She also serves as the director of the Honors program in Psychology. Dr. Millin lives in Wooster with her husband, Michael, a math interventionist with the Aurora City Schools. They have a daughter, Lauren, who is two and a half years old.
Areas of Expertise
Behavioral pharmacology of learning & memory, drugs and conditioning, contextual effects on memory, animal models of retrograde amnesia.
Ph.D. Kent State University
M.A. Kent State University
B.A. Kent State University
Millin, P. M. & Newman, E.M. (2008). A comparison of the effects of state and non-state reminder treatments on morphine state-dependency and cycloheximide-induced retrograde amnesia in rats. Journal of Behavioral & Neuroscience Research, 6(Fall), 6-14.
Millin, P.M. (2006). Passive Avoidance. In M.J. Anderson (Ed), Tasks and Techniques: A Sampling of Methodologies for the Investigation of Animal Learning, Behavior, and Cognition. New York, Nova Science Publishers.
Riccio, D. C., Millin, P. M., and Bogart, A. R. (2006). Reconsolidation: A brief history, a retrieval view, and some recent issues. Learning Memory, 13(5), 536-544.
Millin, P. M., Riccio, D. C. (2004). Is the context shift effect a case of retrieval failure? The effects of retrieval enhancing treatments on forgetting under altered stimulus conditions. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavioral Processes, 30(4), 325-334.
Millin, P. M., Moody, E. W., Riccio, D. C. (2001). Interpretations of retrograde amnesia: old problems redux. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 2(1): 68-70.
PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology
PSYC 200 Psychology Statistics
PSYC 303 Learning Motivation
PSYC 403 Research Methods in Learning Motivation
PSYC 475 Senior Seminar in Memory