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Charles I. Abramson, Ph.D. (Boston University, 1986)
Regents Professor
charles.abramson@okstate.edu
Psychology Museum
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ONLINE NEWS ARTICLES
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Oklahoma Today Magazine article on bees and alcohol
OSU Magazine article on Africanized Bee work
OSU Magazine article on being awarded the Regents Distinguished Teaching Award
KFOR Channel 4 web story on training bees to drink alcohol

Teaching

Dr. Abramson's teaching interests include Learning and Memory, Comparative Animal Behavior, Biological Psychology, and History of Psychology.

Teaching Related Articles

  • Abramson, C.I. (1986/1990/2000). Invertebrates in the classroom. Teaching of Psychology, 13, 24-29. Modified and reprinted in: V.P. Makosky, C.C. Sileo, L.G. Whittemore C.P. Landry & M.L. Skutley (Eds.) (1990). Activities Handbook for the Teaching of Psychology, Vol. 3 (pp. 347-354). Washington, D.C. American Psychological Association. Reprinted in: Reprinted in: Hebl, M. R., Brewer, C. L., & Benjamin, Jr., L. T. (Eds.). (2000). Handbook for teaching introductory psychology (Vol. 2), pp. 163-168. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
  • Abramson, C.I., Onstott, T., Edwards, S., & Bowe, K. (1996/2000/2000). Classical-conditioning demonstrations for elementary and advanced courses. Teaching of Psychology, 23, 26-30. (Reprinted in: Ware, M. E., & Johnson, D. E. (Eds.). (2000). Handbook of demonstrations and activities in the teaching of psychology (2nd ed., Vol. 2, pp. 116-120. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.). Reprinted in: Hebl, M. R., Brewer, C. L., & Benjamin, Jr., L. T. (Eds.). (2000). Handbook for teaching introductory psychology (Vol. 2), pp. 221-225. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
  • Satterfield, C.D., & Abramson, C.I. (1998). Establishing a psychology club. Teaching of Psychology, 25, 36-37.
  • Abramson, C.I., French, D. P., Huss, J., & Mundis, M. (1999). Classification laboratory: A computer program using clip art to demonstrate classification. Teaching of Psychology, 26, 135-137.
  • Abramson, C.I., Kirkpatrick, D. E., Bollinger, N., Odde, R., & Lambert, S. (1999). Planarians in the Psychology classroom: Habituation and instrumental conditioning demonstrations. In L. Benjamin, B. Nodine, R. Ernst, C. Blair-Broeker (Eds.). Activities handbook for the teaching of psychology, Volume 4 (pp. 166-171). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Abramson, C.I., French, D. P., & Locy, S. (1999). Learning to Use the Contemporary Library: A Laboratory Exercise. In L. Benjamin, B. Nodine, R. Ernst, C. Blair-Broeker (Eds.). Activities handbook for the teaching of psychology, Volume 4 (pp. 3-8). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Abramson, C.I., & Hershey, D. A. (1999). The use of correspondence in the classroom. In L. Benjamin, B. Nodine, R. Ernst, C. Blair-Broeker (Eds.). Activities handbook for the teaching of psychology, Volume 4 (33-36). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Abramson, C.I., Huss, J. M., Wallisch, K., & Payne, D. (1999). Petscope: using pet stores to increase the classroom study of animal behavior. In L. Benjamin, B. Nodine, R. Ernst, C. Blair-Broeker (Eds.). Activities handbook for the teaching of psychology, Volume 4 (pp. 118-122).. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Abramson, C.I., Wallisch, K., Huss, J. M., & Payne, D. (1999). Project BETA: Biological education through animals. The American Biology Teacher, 61, 1-2.
  • Abramson, C.I., Zhang*, W., & Latino, C. (2001). A build-it-yourself inexpensive lock-out device. Psychological Reports, 88, 411-419.
  • Abramson, C.I., Robinson**, E.G., Rice*, J., Burley*, J., Bergman*, S., Delougherty*, P., & Reudy*, K. (2002). An easy to use word processing program for creating concept cards. Psychological Reports, 90, 968-974.
  • Yonts**, N., Abramson, C.I., McKenna*, J., DeBoer*, S., McMillian*, A., Rice*, J., Potts, R., & Scott, B. (2002). An inquiry based approach to teaching research design: Asking the right questions. Psychological Reports, 90, 1064-1068.
  • Bowser, T., & Abramson, C.I. (2003). The Oklahoma pet food testing center. Oklahoma Food Technology Center Publications, FAPC-122.
  • Abramson, C.I. (2003). Charles Henry Turner: Contributions of a forgotten African American to honey bee research. American Bee Journal, 143, 643-644.
  • Page, M., Abramson, C. I., & Jacobs-Lawson, J. (2004). The National Science Foundation research experience for undergraduates program: Experiences and recommendations. Teaching of Psychology, 31, 241-247.
  • Abramson, C. I. (2004). PETSCOPE: Using Pet Stores to Increase the Classroom Study of Animal Behavior. In M. Bekoff (Ed). Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, (pp. 533-539). Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.
  • Abramson, C. I. (2004). Planarians in the psychology classroom: Habituation and instrumental conditioning demonstrations. In M. Bekoff (Ed). Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, (pp. 539-547). Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.
  • Abramson, C. I. (2004). Charles Henry Turner. In M. Bekoff (Ed). Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, (pp. 1073-1079). Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.
  • Abramson, C. I. (2004). Margaret Floy Washburn. In M. Bekoff (Ed). Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, (pp. 1087-1089). Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.
  • Abramson, C. I. (2005). Learn by doing. In: T. Benson, C. Burke, A. Amstadter, R. Siney, B. Beins, & W. Buskist (Eds.). Teaching of Psychology in Autobiography: Perspectives from Exemplary Psychology Teachers (pp. 1-7). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Onuki, Y., & Abramson, C. I. (2005). The process of creating the web site: The Guide to the History of Japanese Psychology: Advantages and disadvantages of presenting history on the internet. The History of Psychology and Psychology Studies, 6, 33-43 (in Japanese).
  • Abramson, C. I. (2006). Wolfgang Kohler. In: The World Book Encyclopedia, (p. 361). Chicago, IL: World Book Publishing.
  • Abramson, C. I. (2006). Wilhelm Wundt. In: The World Book Encyclopedia (p. 514). Chicago, IL: World Book Publishing.
  • Abramson, C. I. (2006). Kurt Lewin. In: The World Book Encyclopedia (pp. 219-220). Chicago, IL: World Book Publishing.
  • Abramson, C. I. (2006). Jean Piaget. In: The World Book Encyclopedia (pp. 445). Chicago, IL: World Book Publishing.
  • Abramson, C. I. (2006). Comparative Psychology In: The World Book Encyclopedia (pp. 902a-902b). Chicago, IL: World Book Publishing.
  • Abramson, C. I. , & Bowser, T. J. (2006). In-home animal product evaluation using the Citizen Scientist™ program. In: T. P. Lynons, K. A. Jacques, & J. Hower (Eds.), Biotechnology in the Feed Industry (pp. 1-5.
  • Abramson, C. I. (2006). Turner, Charles Henry. World Book Online Reference Center. Chicago, IL: World Book Publishing (http://www.worldbookonline.com/).
  • Abramson, C. I. (2006). Clifford W. Beers. In: The World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago, IL: World Book Publishing. (http://www.worldbookonline.com/).
  • Abramson, C. I. (2006). Charles Henry Turner: Pioneer of Comparative Psychology. In: D. A. Dewsbury, L. T. Benjamin, Jr., & M. Wertheimer (Eds.), Portraits of Pioneers in Psychology: Volume VI. Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (pp. 37-49).
  • Place, A. J. & Abramson, C. I. (2006). An inquiry-based exercise for demonstrating prey preferences in snakes. American Biology Teacher, 68, 144-149.
  • Abramson, C. I. , & Bartoszeck, A. (2006). Improving the psychology undergraduate curriculum in developing countries: A personal note with illustrations from Brazil. Journal of Social Sciences, 2, 108-112.
  • Lord, P. B., Martin, M. M., & Abramson, C. I. (2007). The use of PowerPoint shareware for making Jeopardy! – type games in the teaching of psychology. Psychological Reports, 105, 8-14.
  • Abramson, C. I. (2007). Earthworms: “Intestines of the Earth”. In: M. Bekoff (Ed). Encyclopedia of Animal-Human Relationships (Vol. 1), Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group (pp. 318-319).
  • Abramson, C. I., & Bozic (2007). Pesticides’ effects on honeybees. In: M. Bekoff (Ed). Encyclopedia of Animal-Human Relationships (Vol. 2), Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group (pp. 385-387).
  • Wilma Bold Warrior, & Abramson, C. I. (2007). Animal symbolism in Native American cultures. In: M. Bekoff (Ed). Encyclopedia of Animal-Human Relationships (Vol. 2), Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group (pp. 429-430).
  • Place, A. J., & Abramson, C. I. (2007). Snakes as Cultural and Religious Symbols. In: M. Bekoff (Ed). Encyclopedia of Animal-Human Relationships (Vol. 2), Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group (pp. 611-613).
  • Aldana, E. & Abramson, C. I. (2007). Chagas disease and insect behavior. In: M. Bekoff (Ed). Encyclopedia of Animal-Human Relationships (Vol. 3), Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group (pp. 847-849).
  • Abramson, C. I., & Bozic, J. (2007). Insect Pests in Human Economy and Health. In: M. Bekoff (Ed). Encyclopedia of Animal-Human Interaction (Vol. 3), Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group (pp.875-877).
  • Wells, H., & Abramson, C. I. (2007). Rabies. In: M. Bekoff (Ed). Encyclopedia of Animal-Human Interaction (Vol. 3), Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group (pp. 880-881).
  • Bozic, J., & Abramson, C. I. (2007). Pesticide effects on honeybees. In: M. Bekoff (Ed). Encyclopedia of Animal-Human Relationships(Vol. 4), Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group (pp.1153-1154).
  • Abramson, C. I., Bozic, J. & Wells, H. (2007). A Honey Bee Model of Alcohol Induced Behavior. In: M. Bekoff (Ed). Encyclopedia of Animal-Human Relationships (Vol. 4), Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group (pp. 1274-1276).
  • Abramson, C. I. (2008). Charles Henry Turner. In N. Koertge (Ed.) New Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Detroit, MI: Charles Scribner’s and Son (pp. 84-87).
  • Abramson, C. I., Mixson*, T. A., Cakmak, I., & Wells, H. (2007). The use of honey bees to teach principles of learning. Uludag Bee Journal, 7, 126-131.

Websites Related to Teaching

Psychology Museum and Resource Center
Charles Henry Turner - Contributions of a Forgotten African-American to Psychology
Contributions of Women in Psychology
A Brief History of Japanese Psychology

On-line Bibliographies

  • Abramson, C.I. (2003). Select bibliography of research on Africanized honey bees. The Infography, Fields of Knowledge (internet resource http://www.infography.com/control/355778920164.html.
  • Abramson, C.I. (2003). Select bibliography of the work of Charles Henry Turner. The Infography, Fields of Knowledge (internet resource – http://www.infography.com/content/215287765588.html.
  • Abramson, C.I. Select bibliography of research on the historical contributions of women to psychology. The Infography, Fields of Knowledge (internet resource http://www.infography.com/content/324395179433.html).

Research

While Dr. Abramson's current research involves understanding the neuronal mechanisms of learning and memory (particularly in invertebrate systems), comparative analysis of behavior, and behavioral pharmacology of pollutants and drugs, he maintains an active and diverse line of research. Below is a list of selected publications (* refers to undergraduate co-authors; ** refers to graduate student co-authors). Visit the Laboratory of Comparative Psychology and Behavioral Biology

Apparatus

  • Abramson, C.I., Collier, D.M., & Marcucella, H. (1977). An aversive conditioning unit for ants. Behavior Research Methods & Instrumentation, 9, 505-507.
  • Marian, R.W., & Abramson, C.I. (1982). Earthworm behavior in a modified running wheel. Journal of Mind and Behavior, 3, 67-74.
  • Abramson, C.I., Miler, J., & Mann, D.W. (1982). An olfactory shuttle box and runway for insects. Journal of Mind and Behavior, 3, 151-160.
  • Abramson, C.I., & Feinman, R.D. (1990). Lever-press conditioning in the crab. Physiology & Behavior, 48, 267-272.
  • Aquino, I. S., Abramson, C. I. , & Payton, M. E. (1999). A rapid bioassay for detection of adulterated beeswax. Journal of Entomological Science, 34, 265-272.
  • Abramson, C.I. & Boyd**, B.J. (2001). An automated apparatus for conditioning proboscis extension in honey bees (Apis mellifera L.). Journal of Entomological Science. 36, 78-92.
  • Abramson, C.I., Zhang*, W., & Latino, C. (2001). A build-it-yourself inexpensive lock-out device.Psychological Reports, 88, 411-419.
  • Silva**, M. C., Aquino, I.S., Santos, J. W., & Abramson, C.I. (2001). Uso de zangões (Apis mellifera L.) na detecção de cera de abelha adulterada [Use of drones (Apis mellifera L.) in the detection of adulterated beeswax]. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science (in Portuguese), 36, 112-121.
  • Ford*, J., Abramson, C.I., Sears*, N., & Gutierrez*, F. (2004). A Low-cost drinkometer circuit suitable for insects and other organisms. Psychological Reports, 94, 1137-1143.
  • Abramson, C. I. , Morris**, A. W., Michaluk**, L. M., & and Squire*, J. (2004). Antistatic foam as a shocking surface for terrestrial invertebrates. Entomological Science, 39, 562-566.
  • Aldana, E., Otalora, F., & Abramson, C. I. (2005). An apparatus to study learning in haematophaous insects. Psychological Reports, 96, 825-832.
  • Place**, A. J., Abramson, C. I. , & Ramirez*, V. (2005). The rattlebox: An apparatus for studying learning in rattlesnakes. Herpetological Review. 36, 425-427.
  • Aquino, I. S., & Abramson, C. I. (2007). Constructing bait hives from computer cases. American Bee Journal, 147, 773-774.

Ants

  • Abramson, C.I. (1981). Passive avoidance in the California harvester ant. Journal of General Psychology, 104, 29-40.
  • DeCarlo, L.T., & Abramson, C.I. (1989). Time allocation in the carpenter ant (Componontus herculeanus). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 103, 389-400.
  • Sauer*, D.L., Abramson, C.I., & Lawson**, A. (2002). Exploratory studies of classical conditioning of the preoral cavity in harnessed carpenter ants (Camponotus pennsylvanicus). Psychological Reports, 90, 1037-1050.

Bees & general behavior papers (both European and Africanized)

  • Abramson, C.I. (1986). Aversive conditioning in honey bees (Apis mellifera). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 100, 108-116.
  • Abramson, C.I., & Bitterman, M.E. (1986). Latent inhibition in honey bees. Animal Learning and Behavior, 13, 184-189.
  • Ammon, D., Abramson, C.I., & Bitterman, M.E. (1986). Partial reinforcement and resistance to extinction in honey bees. Animal Learning and Behavior, 14, 232-240.
  • Abramson, C.I., & Bitterman, M.E. (1986). The US-preexposure effect in honey bees. Animal Learning and Behavior, 14, 374-379.
  • Smith, B.H., Abramson, C.I., & Tobin, T.R. (1991). Conditioned withholding of proboscis extension in honey bees (Apis mellifera) during discriminative punishment. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 105, 345-356.
  • Abramson, C.I., Buckbee**, D.A., Edwards*, S., & Bowe**, K. (1996). A demonstration of virtual reality in free-flying honey bees: Apis mellifera. Physiology & Behavior, 59, 39-43.
  • Abramson, C.I., Aquino, I. S., Silva**, M.C., & Price, J.M. (1997). Learning in the Africanized honey bee: Apis mellifera L. Physiology & Behavior, 62, 657-674.
  • Abramson, C.I., Aquino, I.S., Azeredo**, G.A., Filho**, J.R.M., & Price, J. M. (1997). The attraction of Africanized honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) to soft drinks and perfumes. Journal of General Psychology, 124, 166-181.
  • Abramson, C.I., Aquino, I. S., Azeredo**, G. A., & Price, J. M. (1997). Some preliminary studies on the ability of Africanized honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) to tolerate cold temperatures when placed inside a refrigerator. Psychological Reports, 81, 707-718.
  • Buckbee**, D.A., & Abramson, C.I. (1997). Identification of a new contingency-based response in honey bees (Apis mellifera) through revision of the proboscis extension conditioning paradigm. Journal of Insect Behavior, 10, 479-491.
  • Abramson, C.I., Aquino, I.S. & Stone**, S.M. (1999). Failure to find proboscis conditioning in one-day old Africanized honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) and in adult Uruçu honey bees (Melipona scutellaris). International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 12, 242-262.
  • Bozic, J., & Abramson, C.I. (2003). Following an attending: Two distinct behavior patterns of honey bees in a position to collect dance information. Mellifera, 3, 48-55.
  • Aquino, I. S., Abramson, C.I., Soares, A. E. E., Fernandes*, A. C., & Benbassat, D. (2004). Classical conditioning of proboscis extension in harnessed Africanized honey bee queens (Apis mellifera L.). Psychological Reports, 1221-1231.
  • Abramson, C. I. , & Place, A. J. (2005). A note regarding the word “Behavior” in glossaries of introductory textbooks and encyclopedia. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 101, 568-574.
  • Bowser, T. J., & Abramson, C. I. (2005). Palatability services. Petfood Industry, 47, 6-8.
  • Bowser, T. J., Abramson, C. I. , & Bennett, D. (2006). Low-cost in vitro screening method for digestibility of pet chews. American Journal of Animals and Veterinary Sciences, 1, 24-27.
  • Aquino, I. S., Abramson, C. I. , Morris**, A. W., & Fernandes**, A. C. (2007). Central excitatory state,mobility, and sting viability to distinguish Africanized from European honey bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Science, 44, 212-221.
  • Abramson, C.I., Mixson* T.A., Cakmak, I., Place, A.J., & Wells, H. (2008). Pavlovian conditioning of the proboscis extension reflex in harnessed foragers using paired vs. unpaired and discrimination learning paradigms: Tests for differences among honeybee subspecies in Turkey. Apidologie. 39, 428-435.
  • Elias**, V.L., Nicolas**, C.L., & Abramson, C.I. (2008). Eye color as an indicator of behavior: Revisiting Worthy and Scott. Psychological Reports, 102, 759-778.
  • Wells, H., Potter, W., & Abramson, C. I. (2008). Which sugar is best? Sucrose or HFCS. Bee Culture, 136, 21- 22.
  • Mixson*, T. A., Abramson, C. I., Nolf**, S. L., Johnson*, G. A., Serrano*, E., & Wells, H. (In press). Effects of GSM cellular phone radiation on the behavior of honey bees (Apis mellifera). The Science of Bee Culture.
  • Focht, W., & Abramson, C. I. (In press). Environmental science: The case for interdisciplinary research. In: Abramson, C. I., and Focht, W (Ed.) Environmental science: The case for interdisciplinary research. The Oklahoma State University Environmental Science Graduate Program. American Journal of Environmental Sciences (Special Issue).

Crustaceans

  • Abramson, C.I. & Feinman, R.D. (1987). Operant punishment in the green crab Carcinus maenas. Behavioral and Neural Biology, 48, 259-277.
  • Abramson, C.I. & Feinman, R.D. (1988). Classical conditioning of the eye withdrawal reflex in the green crab. Journal of Neuroscience, 8, 2907-2912.
  • Abramson, C.I., Armstrong*, P.M., Feinman*, R.A., & Feinman, R.D. (1988). Signaled avoidance in the eye withdrawal reflex in the green crab. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 50, 483-492.
  • Feinman, R.D., Llinas*, R.H., Abramson, C.I., & Forman, R.R. (1990). Electromyographic record of classical conditioning of eye withdrawal in the crab. Biological Bulletin, 178, 187-194.
  • Abramson, C.I., & Feinman, R.D. (1990). Lever-press conditioning in the crab. Physiology & Behavior, 48, 267-272.
  • Shuranova, Z., Burmistrov, Y., & Abramson, C. I. (2005). Habituation to a novel environment in the crayfish (Procambarus cubensis). Journal of Crustacean Biology, 25, 488-494.

Development of a social insect model for the study of alcoholism:

  • Abramson, C.I., Stone**, S.M., Ortez, R.A., Luccardi*, A, Vann*, K.L., Hanig*, K.D. & Rice*, J. (2000). The Development of an Ethanol Model Using Social Insects I: Behavior Studies of the Honey Bee (Apis mellifera L.). Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 24, 1153-1166.
  • Abramson, C.I., Fellows*, G.W., Browne**, B.L., Lawson**, A., & Ortez, R. A. (2003). The development of an ethanol model using social insects II: The effect of antabuse on consumatory responses and learned behavior of the honey bee (Apis mellifera L.). Psychological Reports, 92, 365- 378.
  • Abramson, C.I., Kandolf*, A., Sheridan**, A., Donohue, D., Božic, J., Meyers*, J. E., & Benbassat, D. (2004). The Development of an Ethanol Model Using Social Insects III: Preferences to Ethanol Solutions. Psychological Reports, 94, 227-239.
  • Abramson, C.I., Place**, A. J., Aquino, I. S., & Fernandes*, A. (2004). Development of an ethonal model using social insects IV: Influence of ethanol on the aggression of Africanized honey bees. Psychological Reports, 94, 1107-1115.
  • Abramson, C. I. , Sanderson**, C., Painter*, J., Barnett*, S., & Wells, H. (2005). Development of an ethanol model using social insects V: Honey bee foraging decisions under the influence of alcohol. Alcohol, 36, 187-193.
  • Bozic, J., Abramson, C. I. , & Bedebicic*, M. (2006). Development of an ethanol model using social insects: Reduced ability of ethanol drinkers for social communication in honey bees (Apis mellifera carica Poll.). Alcohol, 38, 179-183.
  • Bozic, J., DiCesare, J., Wells, H., & Abramson, C. I. (2007). Ethanol levels in honey bee hemolymph resulting from alcohol ingestion. Alcohol, 41, 281-284.
  • Abramson, C. I. , Wells, H. & Bozic, J. (2007). A social insect model for the study of ethanol induced behavior: The honey bee. In: R. Yoshida (Ed.), Trends in Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Research. Hauppauge, N Y: Nova Science Publishers (197-218).

Earthworms

  • Abramson, C.I., & Buckbee**, D.A. (1995). Pseudoconditioning in earthworms (Lumbricus terrestris): Support for nonassociative explanations of classical conditioning phenomena through an olfactory paradigm. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 109, 390-397.
  • Chang, Y. C., Bartoszeck, A. B., Madeira, S. A., & Abramson, C. I. (2006). Antagonism between chlorpyrifos and flaxedil in toad and earthworm neuromuscular transmission. American Journal of Environmental Science, 2, 45-52.

Elephants

  • Abramson, C.I., & Carden**, M. (1998). The use of the ethogram to assess enrichment experiences for elephants. Journal of the Elephant Managers Association, 9, 206-209.

General Aviation

  • Benbassat**, D. & Abramson, C.I. (2002). General aviation landing flare instructions. Journal of Aviation/Areospace Education and Research, 11, 31-37.
  • Benbassat**, D. & Abramson, C.I. (2002). Landing flare accident reports and pilot perception analysis. International Journal of Aviation Psychology, 12, 137-152.
  • Benbassat**, D. & Abramson, C.I. (2002). Comparative approach to pilot error and effective landing flare instructions. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 15, 87-94.
  • Benbassat**, D. & Abramson, C.I. (2002). Errorless discrimination learning in simulated landing flares. Human factors and Aerospace Safety: An International Journal, 2, 319-338.
  • Benbassat, D., Williams, K. W., & Abramson, C.I. (2005). General aviation leveloff, roundout, and accident rate analysis. International Journal of Aviation Psychology.

Pesticide studies

  • Stone**, J.C., Abramson, C.I., & Price, J.M. (1997). Task dependent effects of dicofol (Kelthane) on learning in the honey bee (Apis mellifera). Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 58, 177-183.
  • Aquino, I. S., Abramson, C.I., Barker, R. K., & Eikenbary, R. D. (1998). Emergence behavior of Catolaccus grandis Burks (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) from host containment cells in the laboratory. Southwestern Entomologist, 23, 269-282.
  • Abramson, C.I., Aquino, I. S., Ramalho, F. S., & Price, J. M. (1999). Effect of insecticides on learning in the Africanized honey bee (Apis mellifera L.). Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 37, 529-535.
  • Abramson, C.I., Squire**, J., Sheridan*, A., & Mulder, P. (2004). The effect of insecticides considered harmless to honey bees (Apis mellifera L.): Proboscis conditioning studies using the insect growth regulators Confirm®2F (Tebufenozide) and Dimilin®2L (Diflubenzuron). Environmental Entomology, 33, 378-388.
  • Abramson, C. I. , Singleton*, J. B., Wilson*, M. K., Wanderley, P. A., Ramalho, F. S., & Michaluk**, L. M. (2006). The effect of an organic pesticide on mortality and learning in Africanized honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) in Brasil. American Journal of Environmental Science, 2, 37-44.
  • Chang, Y. C., Bartoszeck, A. B., Madeira, S. A., & Abramson, C. I. (2006). Antagonism between chlorpyrifos and flaxedil in toad and earthworm neuromuscular transmission. American Journal of Environmental Science, 2, 45-52.
  • Abramson, C. I. , Wilson*, M. K., Singleton*, J. B., Wanderley, P. A., Wanderley, M. J. A., & Michaluk**, L. M.. (2006). Citronella is not a repellent to Africanized honey bees Apis mellifera L. (Hymenoptera: Apidae). BioAssay, 1, 1-7 (13).
  • Abramson, C. I. , Wanderley, P. A., Wanderley, M. J. A., Mina, A. J. S., & Souza, O. B. (2007). Effectof essential oil from citronella and alfazema on fennel aphids Hyadaphis foeniculi Passerini (Hemiptera: Aphididae) and its predator Cycloneda sanguinea L. (Coleoptera: Coccinelidae). American Journal of Environmental Sciences, 3, 9-10.
  • Abramson, C. I., Wanderley, P. A., Mina, A. J. S., & Wanderley, M. J. A. (2007). Capacity of earwig Marava arachidis (Yersin) to access fennel plants Foeniculum vulgare Mill in laboratory and field. Ciencia Rural, 37, 1524-1528.
  • Abramson, C. I., Wanderley, P. A., Wanderley, M. J. A., & Silva*, J. C. R, & Michaluk, L. M. (2007).The effect of Sweet Fennel and Pignut on the mortality and learning of Africanized honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) in Brazil. Journal of Neotropical Entomology, 36, 828-835.

Plants

  • Abramson, C.I., Garrido*, D.J., Lawson**, A. L., Browne**, B.L., & Thomas, D.G. (2002). Bioelectrical potentials of Philodendron cordatum: A new method for the investigation of behavior in plants. Psychological Reports, 91, 173-185.

Snakes

  • Place,**, A. J. & Abramson, C.I. (2004). A quantitative analysis of the ancestral area of rattlesnakes. Journal of Herpetology, 38, 152-156.
  • Place**, A. J., Abramson, C. I., & Ramirez*, V. (2005). The rattlebox: An apparatus for studying learning in rattlesnakes. Herpetological Review. 36, 425-427.
  • Place, A. J. & Abramson, C. I. (2006). An inquiry-based exercise for demonstrating prey preferences in snakes. American Biology Teacher, 68, 144-149.
  • Place, A. J., & Abramson, C. I. (2007). Snakes as Cultural and Religious Symbols. In: M. Bekoff (Ed). Encyclopedia of Animal-Human Relationships (Vol. 2), Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group (pp. 611-613).
  • Place, A. J., & Abramson, C. I. (2008). Habituation of the rattle response in Western Diamondback rattlesnakes, Crotalus atrox. Copeia (4), 836-844.
  • Abramson, C. I., & Place, A. J. (in press). Learning in rattlesnakes: Review and analysis. In W. K. Hayes, K. R. Beaman, M. D. Cardwell, & S. P. Bush (Eds.), The Biology of Rattlesnakes. Loma Linsa, CA: Lomo Linda University Press.

Triatomines

  • Aldana, E., Otalora, F., & Abramson, C. I. (2005). An apparatus to study learning in haematophaous insects. Psychological Reports, 96, 825-832.
  • Abramson, C. I., Romero*, E. S., Frasca*, J., Fehr*, R., Lizano, E., & Aldana, E. (2005). The psychology of learning: A new approach to study behavior of Rhodnius prolixus Stal under laboratory conditions. Psychological Reports, 97, 721-731.
  • Abramson, C. I., Aldana, E., Sulbaran**, E., & Lizano, E. (2006). Fifth instar experience reduces aversiveness of the plant extract ruda (Ruta graveolans) in the triatomine Rhodnius prolixus Stal 1859. Journal of Vector Ecology, 31, 1-2.
  • Aldana, E. & Abramson, C. I. (2007). Chagas disease and insect behavior. In: M. Bekoff (Ed). Encyclopedia of Animal-Human Relationships (Vol. 3), Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group (pp. 847-849).
  • Aldana, E., Abramson, C. I., Lizano, E., Vegas**, R., & Sulbaran-Romero**, J.E. (2008). Learning and orientation to odor in the bug rhodnius prolixus stal 1859 under laboratory conditions. Parasitology Research, 103, 587-594.

General Reviews and Encyclopedia Articles

  • Marcucella, H., & Abramson, C.I. (1978). Behavioral toxicology and teleost fish. In D.I. Mostofsky (Ed.).Behavior of Fish and Other Aquatic Animals (pp. 33-77). N.Y. Academic Press.
  • Abramson, C.I., & Feinman, R.D. (1990). Operant conditioning in crustaceans. In K. Wiese, W.D. Krenz, J. Tautz, H. Reichert & B. Mulloney (Eds.). Frontiers in Crustacean Neurobiology (pp. 207-214).Berlin: Birkhauser Verlag AG.
  • Feinman, R.D., Abramson, C.I., & Forman, R.R. (1990). Classical conditioning in crustaceans. In K. Wiese, W.D. Krenz, J. Tautz, H. Reichert & B. Mulloney (Eds.). Frontiers in Crustacean Neurobiology (pp. 215-222). Berlin: Birkhauser Verlag AG.
  • Smith, B.H., & Abramson, C.I. (1992). Insect learning: case studies in comparative psychology. In L.I. Nadel, & J. Byrne (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Learning and Memory (pp. 276-283). New York: MacMillian.
  • Abramson, C.I. (1996). Introduction to Russian contributions to invertebrate behavior. In C.I. Abramson, Z.P. Shuranova, & Y.M. Burmistrov (Eds.). Russian Contributions to Invertebrate Behavior (pp. 1-5). Westport, CT: Praeger.
  • Abramson, C.I. (1997). Where have I heard it all before: Some neglected issues of invertebrate learning. In G. Greenberg & E. Tobach (Eds.). Comparative Psychology of Invertebrates: The Field and Laboratory Study of Insect Behavior (55-78). New York: Garland Publishing.
  • Abramson, C.I., & Aquino, I.S. (2002). Behavioral studies of learning in the Africanized honey bee (Apis mellifera L.). Brain Behavior and Evolution, 59, 68-86.
  • Abramson, C.I., & Aqunio, I.S. (2002). The use of honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) to solve practical problems. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 15, 30-48.
  • Smith, B. H. & Abramson, C.I. (2003). Case studies in insect behavior. In J. H. Byrne, H. Eichenbaum, H. Ruediger, III, & R. F. Thompson (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Learning and Memory 2nd edition (pp. 258- 263). New York: Macmillian.
  • Abramson, C.I., Helm, B., Sandvold, K., & Whipple, C. (2003). A history of the Oklahoma State University department of psychology. In C. Whipple (Ed.). Oklahoma Psychology in the Twentieth Century. Volume 1: A History of the Psychology Departments in the State Universities Developed out of the unassigned lands of Indian territory, 1889-1999 (pp.1-23). Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma Psychological Association.
  • Abramson, C.I., Jackson*, L., & Fuller*, C. (2003). Charles Henry Turner: Significant events and unanswered questions. In C. I. Abramson, L. Jackson*, & C. Fuller** (Eds.). The Selected Papers of Charles Henry Turner (pp. 19-70). Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press.
  • Abramson, C.I. & Thoney, D. (2004). The behavior of metazoans. In M. Hutchins & D. Thoney (Eds.). Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia Vol 1: Lower Metazoans and Lessor Deuterostomes (pp. 37-43), Chicago, Il: Gale Group.
  • Abramson, C.I. (2004). The behavior of protostomes. In M. Hutchins & D. Thoney (Eds.). Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia Vol. 2: Behavior of Lower Protostomes (pp. 35-40), Chicago, Il: Gale Group.
  • Abramson, C. I. (2004). PETSCOPE: Using Pet Stores to Increase the Classroom Study of Animal Behavior. In M. Bekoff (Ed). Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, (pp. 533-539). Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.
  • Abramson, C. I. (2004). Planarians in the psychology classroom: Habituation and instrumental conditioning demonstrations. In M. Bekoff (Ed). Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, (pp. 539-547). Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.
  • Abramson, C. I. (2004). Charles Henry Turner. In M. Bekoff (Ed). Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, (pp. 1073-1079). Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.
  • Abramson, C. I. (2004). Margaret Floy Washburn. In M. Bekoff (Ed). Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, (pp. 1087-1089). Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.
  • Guedes, I. V., Aquino, I. S, & Abramson, C. I. (2004). First experiments on classical conditioning of native bees in the Patos and Pombal counties in the sertão microregion in Paraiba. In M. F. V. Souza (Ed.) Iniciados – XII: Scientific work from UFPB, (pp. 15-20). João Pessoa, PB: Editora Universitária.
  • Abramson, C. I. (2005). Learn by doing. In: T. Benson, C. Burke, A. Amstadter, R. Siney, B. Beins, & W. Buskist (Eds.). Teaching of Psychology in Autobiography: Perspectives from Exemplary Psychology Teachers (pp. 1-7). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Abramson, C. I. (2006). Wolfgang Kohler. In: The World Book Encyclopedia, (p. 361). Chicago, IL: World Book Publishing.
  • Abramson, C. I. (2006). Wilhelm Wundt. In: The World Book Encyclopedia (p. 514). Chicago, IL: World Book Publishing.
  • Abramson, C. I. (2006). Kurt Lewin. In: The World Book Encyclopedia (pp. 219-220). Chicago, IL: World Book Publishing.
  • Abramson, C. I. (2006). Jean Piaget. In: The World Book Encyclopedia (pp. 445). Chicago, IL: World Book Publishing.
  • Abramson, C. I. (2006). Comparative Psychology In: The World Book Encyclopedia (pp. 902a-902b). Chicago, IL: World Book Publishing.
  • Abramson, C. I., & Bowser, T. J. (2006). In-home animal product evaluation using the Citizen Scientist™ program. In: T. P. Lynons, K. A. Jacques, & J. Hower (Eds.), Biotechnology in the Feed Industry (pp. 1-5.
  • Abramson, C. I. (2006). Turner, Charles Henry. World Book Online Reference Center. Chicago, IL: World Book Publishing (http://www.worldbookonline.com/).
  • Abramson, C. I. (2006). Clifford W. Beers. In: The World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago, IL: World Book Publishing. (http://www.worldbookonline.com/).
  • Abramson, C. I. (2006). Charles Henry Turner: Pioneer of Comparative Psychology. In: D. A. Dewsbury, L. T. Benjamin, Jr., & M. Wertheimer (Eds.), Portraits of Pioneers in Psychology: Volume VI. Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (pp. 37-49).
  • Abramson, C. I., Wells, H. & Bozic, J. (2007). A social insect model for the study of ethanol induced behavior: The honey bee. In: R. Yoshida (Ed.), Trends in Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Research. Hauppauge, N Y: Nova Science Publishers (197-218).
  • Abramson, C. I. (2007). Earthworms: “Intestines of the Earth”. In: M. Bekoff (Ed). Encyclopedia of Animal-Human Relationships (Vol. 1), Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group (pp. 318-319).
  • Abramson, C.I., & Bozic (2007). Pesticides’ effects on honeybees. In: M. Bekoff (Ed). Encyclopedia of Animal-Human Relationships (Vol. 2), Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group (pp. 385-387).
  • Wilma Bold Warrior, & Abramson, C. I. (2007). Animal symbolism in Native American cultures. In: M. Bekoff (Ed). Encyclopedia of Animal-Human Relationships (Vol. 2), Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group (pp. 429-430).
  • Place, A. J., & Abramson, C. I. (2007). Snakes as Cultural and Religious Symbols. In: M. Bekoff (Ed). Encyclopedia of Animal-Human Relationships (Vol. 2), Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group (pp. 611-613).
  • Aldana, E. & Abramson, C. I. (2007). Chagas disease and insect behavior. In: M. Bekoff (Ed). Encyclopedia of Animal-Human Relationships (Vol. 3), Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group (pp. 847-849).
  • Abramson, C. I., & Bozic, J. (2007). Insect Pests in Human Economy and Health. In: M. Bekoff (Ed). Encyclopedia of Animal-Human Interaction (Vol. 3), Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group (pp.875-877).
  • Wells, H., & Abramson, C. I. (2007). Rabies. In: M. Bekoff (Ed). Encyclopedia of Animal-Human Interaction (Vol. 3), Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group (pp. 880-881).
  • Bozic, J., & Abramson, C. I. (2007). Pesticide effects on honeybees. In: M. Bekoff (Ed). Encyclopedia of Animal-Human Relationships(Vol. 4), Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group (pp.1153-1154).
  • Abramson, C. I., Bozic, J. & Wells, H. (2007). A Honey Bee Model of Alcohol Induced Behavior. In: M. Bekoff (Ed). Encyclopedia of Animal-Human Relationships (Vol. 4), Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group (pp. 1274-1276).
  • Abramson, C. I. (2008). Charles Henry Turner. In N. Koertge (Ed.) New Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Detroit, MI: Charles Scribner’s and Son (pp. 84-87).
  • Abramson, C. I. (2009). A study in inspiration: Charles Henry Turner (1867-1923) and the investigation of insect behavior. Annual Review of Entomology 54, 343-359.
  • Abramson, C. I., & Place, A. J. (in press). Learning in rattlesnakes: Review and analysis. In W. K. Hayes, K. R. Beaman, M. D. Cardwell, & S. P. Bush (Eds.), The Biology of Rattlesnakes. Loma Linsa, CA: Lomo Linda University Press.
  • Nicolas**, C., Abramson, C.I., & Levin, M. (in press). Analysis of behavior in the planarian model. In R.B. Raffa & S.M. Rawls (Eds.) Planaria: A model for drug action and abuse. Austin, TX: R.G. Landes Co.

Internet Access for the elderly

  • Abramson, C.I., Stone**, S.M., & Bollinger*, N. (2001). Internet access for residents: Its time has come. Nursing Homes/Long Term Care, 50, 6-7.

Brazilian Studies on Assorted Topics

  • Morales**, B. L., Abramson, C. I., Nain, S., Junior, N. A., & Bartoszeck, A. B. (2005). The status of psychology as a science in northeast Brazil: Undergraduate student perceptions. Psychological Reports, 96, 109-114.
  • Bartoszeck, A. B., Abramson, C. I., & Place**, A. J. (2005). The perception of students in the south of Brazil on the status of psychology as a science. Psychological Reports, 97, 750-756.
  • Abramson, C. I., Howard, W., Zolna, M., Nain, S., Aquino, I. S., Rocha, H., Moraes, Z., & Page, M. (2006). A price survey comparison of alcoholic beverages with the five basic food groups in Paraiba Brazil. Journal of Social Sciences, 2, 100-103.
  • Abramson, C. I., & Bartoszeck, A. (2006). Improving the psychology undergraduate curriculum in developing countries: A personal note with illustrations from Brazil. Journal of Social Sciences, 2, 108-112.
  • Abramson, C. I., Page, M. C., Zolna,* M., Howard*, W., Aquino, I. S., & Nain, S. (2007). A preliminary study of illumination levels in university and elementary classrooms in Campina Grande, Brazil. Journal of Social Sciences, 3, 106-109.

Development of a Mathematical Model for the Assessment of Learning Curves in Animals and Humans

  • Stepanov, I. I., & Abramson, C. I. (2005). A new mathematical model for assessment of memory dynamics. Spanish Journal of Psychology, 8, 142-156.
  • Stepanov, I.I. & Abramson, C.I. (2008). The application of an exponential mathematical model for 3- arm radial maze learning. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 52, 309-319.

Books

  • Abramson, C.I. (1990). Invertebrate Learning: A Laboratory Manual and Source Book. Washington, D.C.:American Psychological Association.
  • Abramson, C.I. (1994). A Primer of Invertebrate Learning: The Behavioral Perspective. Washington, D.C.:American Psychological Association. (Winner of the 1994 Washington EdPress Excellence in Print Award – Gold Award)
  • Abramson, C.I., Shuranova, Z. P., Burmistrov, Y.M. (1996) (Eds.). Russian Contributions to Invertebrate Behavior. Westport, CT: Praeger.
  • Abramson, C.I., & Satterfield, C. (1999). The Psychology of learning: Prediction and control of behavior. New Brunswick [CD-ROM], Canada: Silver Fox Development. (Modified for clinical psychologists and reissued as: Behavior solutions: Understanding and improving behavior.) (Finalist: New Brunswick Multimedia Awards (education category) Behavior solutions: Understanding and improving behavior.)
  • Abramson, C.I., & Aqunio, I. S. (2002). A scanning electron microscopy atlas of the Africanized honey bee (Apis mellifera L.): Photographs for the general public. Campina Grande, PB, Brazil: Arte Express. (This book is in both English and Portuguese.)
  • Leben, N. F., & Abramson, C.I. (2002). Slovene phrase book. Ljubljana, Slovenia: Katalozni zapis o Publikacjii. This book has been translated into German and Italian (2002).
  • Abramson, C.I., & Jackson, L. D. (Eds.) (2003). The selected papers of Charles Henry Turner. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press.
  • Abramson, C. I. , Furlan, I., Kandolf, A., Fuller, C., & Bozic, J. (In press). The National Zoo of Slovenia Book of Animal Activities for Children and Teachers (in Slovene). Ljubljana, Slovenia: Rokus Publishing House Ltd.

Awards

Dr. Abramson has won multiple teaching awards at the local, state, national, and international levels, including:

  • 2008 Regents Research Award, Oklahoma State University
  • 2007 Regents professor, Oklahoma State University
  • 2007 Sterling L. (Bud) Burks Award for Outstanding Environmental Research. Oklahoma State University Environmental Science Institute
  • 2005 Sigma Xi Lectureship Award, Oklahoma State University
  • 2004 Inducted into Phi Beta Delta, the honor society for International Scholars
  • 2004 Runner-up for the Phoenix Award for Outstanding Graduate Faculty, Oklahoma State Graduate Student Association
  • 2003 Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, American Psychological Association
  • 2002 Citation, Oklahoma State Legislature (in recognition of teaching)
  • 2002 Outstanding Research and Teaching Award: Universidade Federal da Paraiba Campus IV, Bananeiras, Brazil
  • 2002 Oklahoma Psychological Society Outstanding Psychology Teacher
  • 2000 Finalist: New Brunswick Multimedia Awards (education category) Behavior solutions: Understanding and improving behavior.
  • 2000 Oklahoma State University Department of Psychology Teacher of the Year
  • 1998 Outstanding Service Award: Universidade Federal da Paraiba Campus IV, Bananeiras, Brazil
  • 1998 Oklahoma Psychological Society Outstanding Psychology Teacher
  • 1997 Regents Distinguished Teaching Award - Oklahoma State University
  • 1996 Oklahoma Psychological Association/Oklahoma Psychological Society Outstanding Psychology Teacher
  • 1995 Oklahoma State University Department of Psychology Teacher of the Year
  • 1994 Washington Edpress Excellence in Print Award. Gold Award winner for Best Book (technical category): A primer of invertebrate learning: The behavioral perspective
  • 1994 Oklahoma State University Department of Psychology Teacher of the Year
  • 1994 Oklahoma State University College of Arts and Sciences Teacher of the Year
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