Terence Bazzett

Professor of Psychology and Department Chair
Bailey 131

Terence Bazzett has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1996.

Research Interests

  • Animal models of neurodegenerative disorders of aging, particularly disorders characterized by motor dysfunction

Research Links

Student Opportunities


Curriculum Vitae


  • B.S. Psychology, Central Michigan University 1985

  • Ph.D. Biological Psychology, SUNY Buffalo, 1990

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept of Neurology, University of Michigan 1990-1995

Recent Classes Taught

  • Behavioral Pharmacology

  • Behavior Genetics

  • Behavioral Research Methods

  • Introduction to Biological Psychology

Selected Publications

  • Bazzett T, Z Zahid & MA Brady (2018). Engaging, Entertaining, and Educating Under Served and At-Risk Youth with STEM-Based Activities.

    Journal for Undergraduate Neuroscience Education (JUNE)

  • Bazzett, T. (2007) An Introduction to Behavior Genetics. Sinauer Associates Inc., Publishers, Sunderland, MA

  • Bazzett T and RL Albin (2001). Huntington disease: A model of excitotoxic chronic neurodegeneration.

    In: T Palomo, RJ Beninger and T Archer (Eds.), Strategies for Studying Brain Disorders 5: Neurodegenerative Brain Disorders. Editorial Síntesis, Madrid, Spain.


  • PSYC 233: Intro to Biological Psychology

    A study of the physiological basis of human and animal behavior, emphasizing particularly the dependence of processes such as perception, motivation, learning, and problem-solving upon the character and integrity of the nervous system.

  • PSYC 357: Behavior Genetics

    Behavior genetics is the application of genetic research strategies to the study of behavior. Methods and theories are presented along with findings in specific domains of behavior, such as the genetics of mental illness, the genetics of behavioral responses to drugs, and the genetics of specific cognitive abilities and disabilities. Issues of genetic counseling are also addressed.