Howard Casey Cromwell


Associate Professor

Bowling Green State University
Ph.D., University of Michigan




Office Room 348, Psychology Building

Laboratory  Website

Biology of Affect and Motivation (BAM) Lab

Research Interests:

   Brain basis of reward valuation (using incentive contrast)

   How emotion and motivation interact both behaviorally and biologically during reward comparisons
   Functional neuroanatomy of the basal ganglia
   Different forms of reward relativity

Selected Publications on recent interest in relative reward processing & choice/motivation:

Striatal Activity and Reward Relativity: Neural Signals Encoding Dynamic Outcome Valuation (2016) eNEURO September/October 2016, 3(5) e0022-16.2016 1–21

Effects of striatal lesions on components of choice: Reward discrimination, preference, and relative valuation Joshua M. Ricker, Richard J. Kopchock III, Rachel M. Drown, Howard C. Cromwell (PhD) 

Fractionating choice: A study on reward discrimination, preference, and relative valuation in the rat (Rattus norvegicus). Ricker JM, Hatch JD, Powers DD, Cromwell HC. J Comp Psychol. 2016 May;130(2):174-86. doi: 10.1037/com0000034. Epub 2016 Apr 14

Relative reward effects on operant behavior: Incentive contrast, induction and variety effects. Webber ES, Chambers NE, Kostek JA, Mankin DE, Cromwell HC. Behav Processes. 2015 Jul;116:87-99. doi: 10.1016/j.beproc.2015.05.003. Epub 2015 May 12

Emotion and relative reward processing: an investigation on instrumental successive negative contrast and ultrasonic vocalizations in the rat. Binkley KA, Webber ES, Powers DD, Cromwell HC. Behav Processes. 2014 Sep;107:167-74. doi: 10.1016/j.beproc.2014.07.011. Epub 2014 Aug 20

For a complete list of all peer-reviewed articles indexed on MEDLINE click Publications (Cromwell HC)

Courses Taught:

Undergraduate Courses

   PSYCH 101V Introduction to Psychology
   PSYCH 332 Motivational Neuroscience (with Laboratory)
   PSYCH 335 Hormones and Behavior

   PSYCH 3360 Forensic Neuroscience
   PSYCH 440 Emotions and Life

Graduate Courses

   PSYCH 714 Motivational Biopsychology
   PSYCH 780/781 Clinical Neuroscience
   PSYCH 780/781 Current Topics in Affective Neuroscience

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