Anthony L. Riley

American University, USA

Anthony L. Riley works as the Chair of the Department of Psychology at American University, Wash, D.C., USA where he works as a Professor of psychology. Dr. Riley received his undergraduate training at the University of North Carolina, NC, USA, in 1971 and obtained a Ph.D. degree from the University of Washington, Seattle, Wash, USA, in 1974. He did a postdoctoral fellowship in pharmacology at Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada from 1974 to 1976. He joined the faculty at American University in 1976. Dr. Riley' s research has focused primarily on animal models of drug use and abuse. Specifically, his laboratory has investigated the affective properties of drugs and how they interact to influence drug intake. His initial interests in these properties addressed the drug's aversive effects (as assessed in the conditioned taste aversion preparation). In this context, his laboratory examined how drug history affects these properties and how they vary with sex, strain, concurrent drug administration, and prenatal and maternal history. More recently, he has extended these same questions to the assessment of the reinforcing properties of drugs (as assessed in the conditioned place preference and self-administration preparations). His work has argued that the interaction of these two affective properties impact overall perceived acceptability and may be important to the drug's continued use. Dr. Riley is a Member of a number of organizations, including Society for Neuroscience, Behavioral Pharmacology Society, College on the Problems of Drug Dependence, Behavioral Toxicology Society, and the Society for the Stimulus Properties of Drugs .He has been on the editorial board of a number of toxicology and neuroscience journals.

Biography Updated on 30 October 2012

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