Associate Professor of Psychology
Chair, School of Natural and Social Sciences
Chair's Office: Nat. Sci. 2065
Tel: (914) 251-6634
Fax: (914) 251-6635
Faculty Office: Nat. Sci. 1027
Tel: (914) 251-6656
Physiological Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Drugs and Behavior, Psychobiology of Mental Disorders, Behavior Statistics, Introduction to Psychology
Dr. Halperin conducts research at a residential treatment center for boys in which she looks at outcomes as they are related to various approaches to treatment as well as to child characteristics. She also has a scholarly interest in the psychobiology of mental disorders.
Selected Publications and Research
Ellman, S.J., Spielman, A.J., Luck, D., Steiner, S.S. and Halperin, R. (1978). REM deprivation: A review. In A. Arkin, J. Antrobus and S.J.Ellman, (Eds.), The mind in sleep. New Jersey: Leonard Erlbaum Associates, pp. 419-457.
Halperin,.J.M., Ellman, S.J., Stern,Y., Pavlides, C., Halperin, R. and Steiner, S.S. (1981). The effect of hindbrain lesions on a variety of measures of feeding behavior in rats. Physiological Psychology, 171-180.
Halperin, R., and Pfaff, D. (l982). Brain-stimulated reward and control of autonomic function. Are they related? In D. Pfaff (Ed.) The physio- logical mechanisms of motivation. New York: Springer Verlag, pp. 337-375.
Halperin, R., Gatchalian, C.L., Adachi, T.J., Carter, J. and Leibowitz, S.F. (l983). Relationship of adrenergic and electrical brain stimulation induced feeding responses. Pharmacol. Biochem. Behav. , l8: 415-422.
Halperin, R., Guerin, J.J. and Davis, K.L. (1983). Chronic administration of three neuroleptics: effects of behavioral sensitivity mediated by two different brain regions in the rat. Life Sci. 33: 585-592.
Halperin, R. (1988). Hypothalamic function. In K.L. Davis, H. Klar and J. T. Coyle (Eds.), Foundations of psychiatry. Philadelphia: Saunders, pp.108-119.
Halperin, R., Guerin, J. Jr. and Davis, K.L. (1989). Regional differences in the induction of behavioral supersensitivity by prolonged treatment with atypical neuroleptics, Psychopharmacology, 98: 386-391.
Amador, X, Sakheim, H., Mukherjee, S., Halperin, R., Schnur, D., Neely, P. and Maclin, E. (1991). Specificity of smooth pursuit eye movement dysfunction in schizophrenia: comparison to mania and effects of stimulus conditions. Biological Psychiatry