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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Dawn Albertson, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor

Ph.D. in Cellular and Clinical Neurobiology, Wayne State University, School of Medicine, 2005

Areas of Interest

  • Science Communication
  • Cognitive Science
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Neuroscience

Selected Publications/Presentations

Stark, E., Sachau, D. & Albertson, D. N. (2012). Producing a Radio Show About Psychological Science: The Story of Psychological Frontiers. Teaching of Psychology, 39 (1), 42-44.

Albertson, D. (Writer). (2010, April 7). Toxoplasmosis: Are you sure that’s what you wanted to do? Radio Broadcast. In D. Albertson, E. Stark, & D. Sachau (Producers), Psychological Frontiers: Exploring Human Behaviour. Mankato, MN: KMSU

Albertson, D. N. & Grubbs, L. E. (2009). Subjective Effects of Salvia Divinorum: LSD- or Marijuana-like? Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 41(3)

Jubilan, B. M., & Albertson, D. N. (Eds). (2008). Annual Editions: Biological Psychology 08/09. Dubuque, IA: McGraw Hill

Albertson, D. N., Schmidt, C. J., Kapatos, G., & Bannon, M. J. (2006). Distinctive Profiles of Gene Expression in the Human Nucleus Accumbens Associated with Cocaine and Heroin Abuse. Neuropsychopharmacology, 31(10), 2304

Courses Taught

  • Psyc101 Psychological Science
  • Psyc420 Drugs and Behavior
  • Psyc421 Biopsychology
  • Psyc423 Neuroscience
  • Psyc424 Physiological Psychology Laboratory
  • Psyc425 Behavior Genetics
  • Psyc429 Drug Dependence
  • Psyc490 Special Topics Workshop: Neuroethics