Dr. Joshua Blustein, Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr. Joshua Blustein

Associate Professor of Psychology
blusteij@arcadia.edu

Dr. Blustein maintains an active research program examining the role or the environment in controlling tolerance and withdrawal to naturally occurring opiates. Since coming to Arcadia, his research program has included a substantial number of student collaborators. His research has been published in several internationally recognized journals in the area of Behavioral Neuroscience.

Representative Publications and Presentations

  • Blustein, J.E., McLaughlin, M., & Hoffman, J.R. (2006). "Exercise Effects Stress Induced Analgesia and Spatial Learning in Rats." Physiology & Behavior, 89:582-586.
  • Blustein, J.E., Hoos, J., & Tippet, L. (2006). "The Effect of Inter-Stimulus-Interval on the Development of Adaptation to Stress-Induced Analgesia." Proceedings and Abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, 42.
  • Blustein, J.E. & Delario, E. (2003). "Can Stress-Induced analgesia be recovered flowing adaptation to one type of stressor if rats are exposed to a qualitatively different stressor?" Proceedings and Abstracts of the Annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, 18:27.
  • Blustein, J.E. & Sweeny, S. (2002). "Contextual control of naltrexone-induced supersensitivity to cold-water swim stress-induced analgesia." Proceedings and Abstracts of the Annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, 17.
  • Blustein, J.E. Sherlock, M., & Mocarsky, M. (2001). "Contextual control of supersensitivity to morphine analgesia induced by naltrexone." Proceedings and Abstracts of the Annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, 49.
  • Blustein, J.E., Forbus, T., & Dorsey, C. (2000). "Contextual control of cross-tolerance between adaptation to stress induced analgesia and morphine." Proceedings and Abstracts of the Annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, 82.
  • Blustein, J.E., Ciccolone, L., & Bersh, P.J. (1997) "Evidence that adaptation to cold water swim-induced analgesia is a learned response." Physiology & Behavior 63(1):147-150.
  • Blustein, J.E., Hornig, G., & Bostwick-Poli, M. (1995). "Role of contextual stimuli in tolerace to stress-induced analgesia. Pharmacology." Biochemistry, & Behavior 52(4):841-844.
  • Blustein, J.E., Whitehouse, W.G., Calcagnetti, D.J., Troisi, J.R., Margules, D.L., & Bersh, P.J. (1992). "Reduction of learned helplessness by central administration of quaternary naltrexone." Physiology & Behavior, 51(5):1075-1078.
  • Bersh, P.J., Whitehouse, W.G., Laurence, M.T., Blustein, J.E., & Alloy, L.B. (1990). "Signaling the duration of uncontrollable shock impairs subsequent shock escape." The Psychological Report, 40:113-125

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