Charles I. Abramson

Regents Professor of Psychology
Oklahoma State University

Fields of interest: 

Comparative Psychology, Neurobiology, History of Psychology, International Psychology, Animal Behavior, Psychology of Learning, Conditioning, Apparatus Design, Development of Teaching Activities, Mathematical Models of Learning 


Recent publications:

Sokolowski, M. B. C., Abramson, C. I., Craig, D. P. A. (in press):
Ethanol self-administration in free flying honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) in an operant conditioning protocol.
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.

Kamdemir, I., Cakmak, I,, Abramson, C. I., Seven-Cakmak, S, Serrano, E., Song, D., Aydin, L., & Wells, H. (in press): 
A colony defense difference between two honey bee subspecies (Apis mellifera cypria and Apis mellifera caucasica).
Journal of Apiculture Research.

Abramson, C. I., & Stepanov, I. I (2012): 
The use of the first order system transfer function in the analysis of proboscis extension learning of honey bees, Apis mellifera L., exposed to pesticides.
Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology.  doi: 10.10007/s00128-011-0512-8.

Grice, J., Barrett, P., Schlimgen, L., & Abramson, C. I. (2012):
Toward a brighter future for psychology as an observation oriented science.
Behavioral Sciences, 2, 1-22, doi:10.3390/bs2010001.

Nur, Z., Seven-Cakmak, S., Ustuner, B., Calmak, I., Erturk, M., Abramson, C. I., Sağirkaya, H., Soylu, M. K. (2012):
The use of the hypo-osmotic swelling test, water test, and supravital staining in the evaluation of drone sperm.
Apidologie, 43, 31-38, doi:10.1007/s13592-011-0073-1.

Abramson, C. I., Curb, L. A., Barber, K. R., & Sokolowski, M. B. C. (2011): 
The use of invertebrates and other animals to demonstrate principles of learning: Activities developed by the laboratory of Comparative Psychology and Behavioral Biology.
Journal of Behavioral and Neuroscience Research, 9, 1-6

Abramson, C. I. Sokolowski, M. B., Brown, E. A., & Pilard, S. (2011):
The effect of pymetrozine (Plenum WG-50®) on proboscis extension conditioning in honey bees (Apis mellifera: Hybrid var. Buckfast).
Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, doi:10.1016/j.ecoenv.2011.11.038.

Agarwal, M., Guzman, M. G., Morales-Matos, C., Del Valle Diaz, R. Abramson, C. I., & Giray, T. (2011):
Dopamine and octopamine influence passive avoidance learning of honey bees in a place preference assay.
PLos ONE: 6(9): e25371. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0025371.

Aleksandrova- Howell, M., Abramson, C. I., & Craig, P. A. (2011): 
Coverage of Russian psychological contributions in American psychology textbooks.
International Journal of Psychology, DOI: 10.1080/00207594.2011.614618.

Abramson, C. I., Nolf, S. L., Mixson, T. A., & Wells, H. (2010):
Can honey bees learn the removal of a stimulus as a conditioning cue?
Ethology, 116, 843-854.