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(615) 343-1746
301 Alumni Hall

Research Area

  • Neuroscience
  • Education

    B.S., Biology, Old Dominion University

    M.S., Zoology, Old Dominion University

    Ph.D., Pathobiology, The Johns Hopkins University

    Curriculum Vitae

    Current Courses

    PSYC 1111, Stress, Health and Behavior

    PSYC 3893, Stress and Mental Illness



    Fellow, American Psychological Association

    Fellow, Association for Psychological Science

    Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

    Richard C. McCarty

    Professor of Psychology

    Although I have been involved in university administration for most of the past 25 years (department chair at the University of Virginia, executive director for science at APA, and dean of arts and science and provost at Vanderbilt University), I have maintained an interest in the psychobiology of stress.  Much of my previous laboratory research involved studies of the sympathetic nervous system and the adrenal medulla in laboratory rats exposed to acute versus chronic intermittent stress.