Richard Keen

Professor of Psychology and Chair of Psychology Department

Departments

Dr. Keen is an experimental psychologist who specializes in animal learning and behavior. He has published several articles and book chapters and has given talks at national and international conferences. Dr. Keen uses animal and human subjects to investigate how time is perceived and remembered, how the frequency of events is processed, and to determine the factors that influence choice behavior.

Dr. Keen received his BA from Kent State University and his PhD from Indiana University. In 2000, he was awarded the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Psychological Association, Division 25. Before joining Converse in 2004, Dr. Keen was a post-doctoral researcher at Brown University from 2001-2004 and a post-doctoral researcher at Indiana University from 2000-2001. He received the Kathryne Amelia Brown Award for excellence in teaching in 2007 and the O’Herron Award for faculty excellence in 2008.

Publications & Presentations

Poster Presentations

  • Keen, R., McGivern, J., & Langbehn, K. (2016). The effects of caffeine on temporal perception. Poster presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Kennell, E. & Keen, R. (2014). The effects of caffeine on temporal perception. Poster presented at the 13th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw, GA.
  • Keen, R., Erturk, N., Powell, E., Prouty, D., & Arzetta-Ferrer, X., (2012). Effects of caffeine on temporal perception. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Conference, Orlando, Fl.
  • Powell, E., Arzeta-Ferrar, X., Shearsmith, A., Erturk, H.E., & Keen, R. (2009) An investigation of oral versus intraperitoneal administration on time perception. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology, Kennesaw, GA.
  • Prouty, D., Thomas, B., Burdette, M., Keen, R., & Erturk, H.N. (2008). Effects of caffeine on time perception. Poster presented at the USC-Upstate undergraduate research conference.

Paper Presentations

  • Keen, R. & Kennell, E. (2015). The effects of caffeine on temporal perception. Paper presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association Conference, Hilton Head, SC.
  • Keen, R., Erturk, H. N., Powell, E., Prouty, D., & Arzetta-Ferrer. (2011). The effects of caffeine on temporal perception. Paper presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association Conference, Jacksonville, Fl.
  • Powell, E., Arzeta-Ferrer, X., Obregon, V., Renaud, S., Keen, R., & Erturk, N. (2010). Identifying the role of adenosine receptor subtypes in temporal perception. Paper presented at the 6th SC Upstate Research Symposium, Spartanburg, SC.
  • Prouty, D. & Keen, R. (2009). Exploring the effects of caffeine on temporal perception. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology, Kennesaw, GA.
  • Prouty, D., Thomas, B., Burdette, M., Keen, R., & Erturk, H.N. (2008). Effects of caffeine on time perception. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology, Kennesaw, GA.

Published Papers

  • Guilhardi, P., Keen, R., MacInnis, M. L. M., & Church, R. M. (2005). How rats combine temporal cues. Behavioural Processes, 69 (2), 189-205.
  • Church, R. M., Guilhardi, P., Keen, R., MacInnis, M., & Kirkpatrick, K. (2003). Simultaneous Temporal Processing. In H. Helfrich (Ed.), Time and Mind II: Information Processing Perspectives. Gottingen, Germany: Hogrefe & Huber Publishers, pp 3-19.
  • Machado, A. & Keen, R. (2003). Temporal discrimination in a long operant chamber. Behavioural Processes. 61, 1-26.
  • Machado, A. & Keen, R. (1999). Learning to time (LET) or scalar expectancy theory? A critical test of two models of timing. Psychological Science, 10, 285 – 290.

INBRE Abstract

Dr. Richard Keen’s Abstract

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