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A-State Resumes Regular Weekend Hours

Arkansas State University has resumed regular weekend operation hours. For specific event schedule updates, please refer to the list below.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Upward Bound session scheduled for March 7 is cancelled.
  • Saturday's Archeology Day activities at the Museum have been postponed until Saturday, March 14.
  • The MPA Program's "Career Conversations" event with Dr. Michele Reba has been postponed until Wednesday, March 11, at 1 p.m., Wilson Hall, Room 412.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
  • The Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.
  • The Arkansas State University Regional Math Contest scheduled for Saturday, March 7, has been rescheduled to 4:45 pm on Monday, March 9. For more information please see the Math Department's Homepage.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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Associate Professor of Psychology


  • B.S., Arkansas State University 
  • Ph.D., Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Teaching Specialties

  • Physiological Psychology
  • Statistics 
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Science Communication

Courses Taught

  • Physiological Psychology (Undergraduate and Graduate) 
  • Quantitative Methods (Lecture and Lab for Undergraduates)
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Mammalian Neurobiology (Undergraduate and Graduate)
  • Motivation
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Psychology
    • Science and a Profession
    • Psychological Seminar
    • Special Problems in Psychology
    • Independent Study in Molecular Biosciences

Research Interests

Developmental Neurobiology, Evolutionary Psychology

  • Environmental influences on drug use and addiction
  • Effects of nicotine on the brain and behavior throughout development
  • Evolution of mating preferences

In addition to teaching, Dr. Pearce conducts research in the Arkansas Biosciences Institute. With the help of student researchers, she examines the impact of oral nicotine on behavior and physiology in nonhumans. Recent studies show there is a strong, positive relationship between the amount of oral nicotine available in the environment and ingestion of oral nicotine by female rats. She is currently exploring changes in nicotine’s metabolic pathway associated with chronic consumption of the drug.


  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience
  • Association for Psychological Science
  • Faculty Sponsor for the ASU Society for Neuroscience

Amy R. Pearce

Contact Information

P: 870-972-3282
F: 870-972-3962


Building: ED
Room: 310