Erin B. Rasmussen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Experimental Psychology
B.S. (1994), Utah State University;
M.S. (1999) and Ph.D. (2001), Auburn University.
Dr. Rasmussen's research interests are in the area of behavioral pharmacology and the experimental analysis of behavior. She currently is examining how the endocannabinoid and opioid neurotransmitter systems affect the value of food and exercise reinforcement in genetic and environmental (rodent) models of obesity. In addition, she conducts human operant research on decision making with regard to food, as well as factors that influence sensitivity to punishment.
(2= graduate student co-author, 1= undergraduate co-author)
Buckley, J2.,& Rasmussen, E.B. (2012). Differential sensitivity to rates of reinforcement in a choice procedure in lean and obese Zucker rats. Physiology and Behavior, 108, 19-27.
Rassmussen & Buckley PDF
Rasmussen, E.B., Reilly, W. 1(1), Buckley, J.(2)., & Boomhower, S.(1) (2012). Rimonabant reduces the essential value of food in the genetically obese Zucker rat: An exponential demand analysis. Physiology and Behavior, 105, 734-741. Rasmussen et al 2011 PDF
Rasmussen, E.B. & Hillman, C.(1) (2011). Naloxone and rimonabant attenuate the reinforcing properties of exercise. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. Rasmussen et al 2011 ECP
Rasmussen, E.B., Reilly, W. (1), & Hillman, C. (1) (2010). Demand for sucrose reinforcement in lean and obese Zucker rats. Behavioral Processes, 85, 191-7.
Rasmussen, Reilly & Hillman PDF
Smith, S. (2), & Rasmussen, E.B. (2010). Effects of 2-AG on the reinforcing properties of exercise in lean and obese Zucker rats. Behavioural Pharmacology, 21, 292-300.
Rasmussen, E.B., Lawyer, S.R., & Reilly, W.(1) (2010). Percent body fat is related to delay and probability discounting for food in humans. Behavioural Processes, 83, 23-30.
Rasmussen, Lawyer & Reilly PDF
Wakley, A.(2) & Rasmussen, E. (2009) Effects of cannabinoid drugs on sucrose reinforcement in gestationally undernourished rats. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior, 94, 30-36.
Wakley & Rasmussen PDF
Rasmussen, E.B., & Newland, M.C. (2009). Quantification of ethanol's anti-punishment effect in humans using the generalized matching relation. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 92, 161-180.
Rasmussen & Newland (JEAB, 92) PDF
Rasmussen, EB, & Huskinson, S. (1) (2008). Effects of rimonabant on behavior maintained by progressive ratio schedules of sucrose reinforcement in obese Zucker (fa/fa) rats. Behavioural Pharmacology, 19, 735-742 .
Rasmussen & Huskinson PDF
Rasmussen, E.B, & Newland, MC. (2008). Asymmetry of reinforcement and punishment in human choice. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 89, 157-168.
Rasmussen & Newland (JEAB, 89) PDF
Donlin, W., & Rasmussen, E.B. (2008). Behavioral pharmacology. In S. Davis & W. Buskist (Eds) 21st Century Psychology. New York: Sage.
Donlin & Rasmussen PDF
Heath, N. (2), Lawyer, S.R., & Rasmussen, E.B. (2007). A comparison of web-based versus pencil-and-paper course evaluations. Teaching of Psychology, 34, 259-261.
Heath, Lawyer & Rasmussen PDF
Critchfield, TS., & Rasmussen, EB. (2007) It's aversive to have an incomplete science of behavior. Introduction to the special issue on aversive control. Mexican Journal of Behavior Analysis, 33, 1-6.