David Widman, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology


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Hi. Welcome to my home page; a little about myself first. I am an experimental psychologist studying Evolutionary Psychology. I received my doctorate from The State University of New York at Albany in Biopsychology. There I worked with Bob Rosellini studying Learned Helplessness and other effects of the exposure to uncontrollable stress. I was especially interested in a more ecological approach to these questions. That interest lead me to my next position, Post-doctoral research associate in Bill Timberlake's lab. While there I studied Time-Place learning and the ultradian control of daily rhythms of feeding and out-of-nest behavior.

Now I am a Professor of Psychology at Juniata College. I am primarily responsible for teaching Introduction to Psychology, Comparative Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Biosychology, Learning and Conditioning, and Research Methods in Psychology. 

In the lab, undergraduates and I study possible explanations for the evolution of religion from an Evolutionary Psychology point of view.  

Here are some links I find useful

General Interest Links

Juniata College Home Page

Juniata College Psychology

NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society (NEEPS)

Association for Psychological Science (APS)

American Psychological Association (APA) PsychNET

International Society for Comparative Psychology

Eastern Psychological Association


Last Modified 13 January 2014. Comments or Questions to widman@juniata.edu

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