Jerome Frieman, Ph.D.

Jerry FriemanContact Information

Office: BH 417

Phone: 532-0607


Jerome Frieman (PhD Kent State University, 1969). Dr. Frieman has stepped down as department head and is beginning a phased retirement. He will continue to teach, advise, and assist students.

Research Interests

His research included social learning in dwarf hamsters (Phodopus campbelli) and golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus), operant conditioning in pigeons and dwarf hamsters, and Pavlovian conditioning in rats.

Recent Publications/Presentations:

Grimes, T., Frieman, J., & Bergen, L. (2008). How to Reduce Type II Errors in Broadcast Research. Southwestern Mass Communication Journal, 24, 75 - 86.

Kubina, L, & Frieman, J. (October, 2007). Feature-positive Conditioning with a Biologically Significant Stimulus. Paper presented at the meeting of the Pavlovian Society, Austin, TX.

Wertz, K. & Frieman, J. (November, 2005). Operant Conditioning and Hoarding in Dwarf Hamsters (Phodopus campbelli). Paper presented at the meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto.

Tarner, N., Frieman, J., & Mehiel, R. (2004). Extinction and spontaneous recovery of a conditioned flavor preference. Learning and Motivation, 35, 83-101.

Lupfer, G., Frieman, J., and Coonfield, D. (2003). Social Transmission of Flavor Preferences in Two Species of Hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus and Phodopus campbelli). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 117, 449–455.

Student Involvement

Current Graduate Student

Lindsay Kubina (BS, MS Kansas State University) completed her Master’s thesis on feature positive discriminations with biologically significant stimuli in rats. For her dissertation she is studying social transmission of food preferences and problem solving in spotted hyenas (Crocuta crocuta).