William Schreiber Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

William Schreiber

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Website - Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D.  Psychology, University of Delaware
B.S.  Psychology, College of William & Mary


Research interests are in learning and memory.  Specifically, in seeing how the consolidation of long-term memories changes across development, with special attention to the adolescent period.  Future projects include the examination of which stimulus parameters are best suited to cued learning across different stages of development, as well as an examination of the ontogenetic profiles of learning across a wide range of animal models (e.g. crickets, garter snakes, cockroaches, fish) and tasks (e.g. spatial learning, fear conditioning, appetitive conditioning).  


PSYC 111  Brain and Behavior
PSYC 295  Current Advances in Psychological Science
PSYC 353  Advanced Methods in Systems Neuroscience Research
PSYC 395  Special Topics in Psychology

Selected Publications

Keller, S. M., Schreiber, W. B., Stanfield, B. R., & Knox, D. (accepted).  Inhibiting corticosterone synthesis during fear memory formation exacerbates cued fear extinction memory deficits within the single prolonged stress model.  Behavioural Brain Research.

Keller, S. M., Schreiber, W. B., Staib, J. M., & Knox, D. (2015).  Sex differences in the single prolonged stress model.  Behavioural Brain Research, 286, 29-32.

Schreiber, W. B., Asok, A., Jablonski, S. A., Rosen, J. B., & Stanton, M. E. (2014).  Egr-1 mRNA expression patterns in the prefrontal cortex, hippocampus, and amygdala during variants of contextual fear conditioning in adolescent rats.  Brain Research, 1576, 63-72.

Jablonski, S. A., Schreiber, W. B., Westbrook, S. R., Brennan, L. E., & Stanton, M. E. (2013).  Determinants of novel object and location recognition during development.  Behavioural Brain Research, 256, 140-150.

Asok, A., Schreiber, W. B., Jablonski, S. A., Rosen, J. B., & Stanton, M. E. (2013).  Egr-1 increases in the prefrontal cortex following training in the context preexposure facilitation effect (CPFE) paradigm.  Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 106, 145-153.

Schreiber, W. B., St. Cyr, S. A., Jablonski, S. A., Hunt, P. S., Klintsova, A. Y. & Stanton, M. E. (2013).  Effects of exercise and environmental complexity on deficits in trace and contextual fear conditioning produced by neonatal alcohol exposure in rats.  Developmental Psychobiology, 55(5), 483-495.

Schreiber, W. B. & Hunt, P. S. (2013).  Deficits in trace fear conditioning induced by neonatal alcohol exposure persist into adulthood in female rats.  Developmental Psychobiology, 55(4), 352-360.