College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Research in Progress

  • Behavioral neuroscience
  • Computer-mediated interactions
  • Virtual communities
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Ethics


  • Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, University of Texas at Arlington (1993)
  • M.S. in Experimental Psychology, University of Texas at Arlington (1992)
  • B.A. in Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin (1986)



Recent Courses

  • 1013 Introduction to Psychology
  • 3403 Experimental Psychology
  • 3153 Sensation and Perception
  • 3103 Cognition

Representative Publications

  • Daws, L., Lopez, R., Frazer, A. (1998). Effects of antidepressant treatment on inhibitory avoidance behavior and amygdaloid beta-adrenoceptors in rats. Neuropsychopharmacology, 19, 300-313.
  • Lopez, R., Cox, V.C. (1992). Analgesia for tonic pain by self-administered lateral hypothalamic stimulation. Neuroreport, 3, 311-314.
  • Lopez, R., Young, S.L., Cox, V.C. (1991). Analgesia for formalin-induced pain by lateral hypothalamic stimulation. Brain Research, 511, 1-6.
  • Lopez, R., Frazer, A., (1996). Modulation of ultrasonic vocalizations by serotonin-1A agonists and antagonists in young male Wistar rats. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC, November 17, 1996.
  • Lopez, S.G.., Lopez, R. (2007). Inferential accuracy and interaction quality in dyadic, online interactions.  Paper presented at the 2007 Annual Conference of the Association for Psychological Science, May 25, 2007.

Additional Information


  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Association for Psychological Science (Charter Member)
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Philosophy of Science Association
  • American Catholic Philosophical Association
  • International Society for MacIntyrean Enquiry



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