Department of Psychology

Robert Hakan

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Dr. Robert Hakan, Psychology Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Wyoming, 1986
M.A. University of Wyoming, 1985
B.A University of North Carolina Wilmington, 1980

Teaching Laboratory Building, Rm 3086
UNCW, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 962-3375 | |

My training is in behavioral pharmacology and neuroscience. I have specialized in the neural substrates of drug reward and drug taking behavior. I am currently investigating the effects of drugs on cognitive processes. For example we have studied the effects of caffeine on learning, memory and spatial processing in humans. Other studies are concerned with how alcohol affects cognitive processing of information related to sex and aggression. Finally, in a series of non-drug related studies we are investigating how to measure cognitive bias in humans.

I usually have a fairly large team of students involved in my research. If you wish to enhance your experience as a psychology major and help prepare yourself for a graduate career, please feel free to come chat with me.