Vincent MarkowskiAssociate Professor of Psychology
Office HoursOffice hours vary by semester, but are typically held on Mon. Tues. and Thurs.
Areas of Interest
- Behavioral toxicology
- effects of drugs and environmental toxicants on early brain development and behavior
Postdoctoral Fellow, Toxicology Training Program, Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Sep 1993- Aug 1997
State University of New York at Buffalo, Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, 1988-1993
State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., Psychology, 1984-1988
Recent Courses Taught
Markowski, V.P., Miller-Rhodes, P., Cheung, R., Goeke, C., Pecoraro, V., Cohen, G., & Small, D.J. (2017) Motor deficits, impaired response inhibition, and blunted response to methylphenidate following perinatal exposure to decabromodiphenyl ether. Neurotoxicology & Teratology. 63: 51-59.
2. Popescu, M., Thompson, R.B., Gayton, W.F. & Markowski, V.P. (2016) A reexamination of the neurorealism effect: the role of context. Journal of Science Communication. 15(6): A01-08.
3. Miller-Rhodes, P., Popescu, M., Goeke, C. Tirabassi, T., Johnson, L. & Markowski, V.P. (2014) Prenatal exposure to the brominated flame retardant hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) impairs measures of sustained attention and increases age-related morbidity in the Long-Evans rat. Neurotoxicology and Teratology. 45: 34-43.
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. Prerequisites: PSYC 100 Prerequisite/Co-requisite: (BIOL 103 and 104) or (BIOL 116 and 117) or (BIOL 116 and 119). Offered every semester.
PSYC 251: Intro to Behavioral Res Method
A systematic study of the principles of research design and methods. Topics include scientific methods of descriptive, correlational, basic experimental, quasi-experimental, and single-subject approaches, issues of validity and experimental control, ethical considerations, and skills in accessing and using psychological literature, critical reading, and scientific writing using American Psychological Association style. Prerequisites: PSYC 100. Offered every semester
PSYC 331: Neur&ChmBasis-Beh:Drug Therapy
An advanced course examining aspects of neural function and neurochemical influences on human and animal behavior, with an emphasis on evaluation of contemporary research. Typical offerings include topics on hormones, drugs of addiction, psychoactive drug treatments, and neurotoxicology. May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles. Prerequisites: Proficiency in Basic Requirements. Offered most semesters.