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David C. Riccio

Professor, KSU Distinguished Scholar

Education: Ph.D., Princeton University (1962)

Research Area: Experimental - Behavioral Neuroscience

Research Interests

Research interests are in aversively motivated learning and memory processes using animals as models. Major current focus of my lab is on forgetting of stimulus attributes and mechanisms involved in retrograde amnesia.

Dr. Riccio's website  

Courses Frequently Taught

  • Learning (undergraduate)
  • Learning (graduate)
  • Biopsychology of Memory (graduate)


Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Riccio, D. C. and Joynes, R. L. (2007) Forgetting of stimulus attributes: Some implications for hippocampal models of memory. Learning and Memory, 14, 430-432.

Briggs, J. F., Fitz, K. I., and Riccio, D. C. (2007). Transfer of memory retrieval cues in rats. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 14, 495-499.

Briggs, J. F. and Riccio, D.C. (2007) Retrograde amnesia for extinction: Similarities with amnesia for original acquisition memories. Learning and Behavior, 35, 131-140.

Meehan, S. and Riccio, D.C. (2008). Memory phenomena and CTA. In: Schachtman, T. and Reilly, S. Conditioned Taste Aversion: Behavioral and Neural Processes. Oxford Univeristy Press.

Metzger, M.M. and Riccio, D.C. (2009). The forgetting of stimulus attributes in latent inhibition. Physiology and Behavior, 96, 194-198.

Briggs, J.F. and Riccio, D.C. (2009). Transfer of Extinction Retrieval Cues Attenuates the Renewal Effect in Rats. The Open Psychology Journal, 2, 71-76.

Caldwell, E. E., and Riccio, D. C. (2010).  Alcohol self-administration in rats:  Modulation by temporal parameters related to repeated mild social defeat stress.  Alcohol, 44, 265-274.

Jasnow, A. M., Cullen, P. K., and Riccio, D. C. (2012).  Remembering another aspect of forgetting.  Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 1-8. (Invited paper).

Gisquet-Verrier, P., & Riccio, D.C. (2012). Memory reactivation effects independent of reconsolidation. Learning and Memory,19, 401-409.

Lynch, J. F., Cullen, P. K., Jasnow, A. M., and Riccio, D. C. (2013). Sex differences in the forgetting of stimulus attributes. Learning and Memory, 20, 628-632.

Fava, D. A., & Riccio, D. C. (2014). Mild hypothermia can disrupt extinction learning but not original conditioning. Physiology & Behavior, 125, 54-56.

David C. Riccio
Department of Psychology
315 Kent Hall Addition
Phone: 330-672-2365
Fax: 330-672-3786