Afshin Gharib, PhD

afshin gharib

Professor, Psychology
agharib@dominican.edu
Office: Bertrand Hall, Room 27c
Phone: 415.257.0174

 

Dr. Gharib's research interests include the cognitive and neural mechanisms of associative learning - focusing on the role of attention, timing, and response learning in operant conditioning - and age-related changes in learning and memory. He is particularly interested in the effectiveness of antioxidants in reversing age associated declines in cognition. His teaching interests include Introduction to Psychology, Physiological Psychology, and Statistics and Research Methods.


Academic Area

Cognitive Neuroscience


Educational Background

  • BA, Brown University
  • MA, PhD, University of California, Berkeley


Courses Regularly Taught

Introduction to Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods, Physiological Psychology, Psychopharmacology, Learning, Aging, Evolutionary Psychology, Hormones and Behavior, Comparative Psychology, Directed Research

 

Research Interests

My research focuses on learning, memory and aging, as well as on factors that can affect student learning.