Dr. W. David Stahlman

(540) 654- 1560

Mercer 327

Classes Taught:

  • Fundamentals of Learning & Motivation
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Research Methods for Psychology
  • First-Year Seminar: Working on Democracy
  • First-Year Seminar: Perspectives on Freedom & Determinism
  • Research Seminar in Learning or Cognition 
  • Independent Research

Research Interests: 

  • The study of behavioral variability, problem solving, and creativity in animal models (e.g., rats)
  • the study of simple learning and anti-predator behavior in hermit crabs.

Favorite Paper Published:

Stahlman, W. D., Elliott, C. R. E., & Leising, K. J. (2021). Devaluation of a conditioned reinforcer requires its reexposure. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 74(7), 1305-1311.

Favorite Hobby:

Home brewing