Thomas R. Minor, Ph.D.


Professor, Psychology

Learning and Behavior

Member, Brain Research Institute

Contact Information

Work Phone Number: (310) 825-3611

Office Address:

8451B Franz Hall



Jiao Xilu, Pang Kevin C H, Beck Kevin D, Minor Thomas R, Servatius Richard J   Avoidance perseveration during extinction training in Wistar-Kyoto rats: an interaction of innate vulnerability and stressor intensity Behavioural brain research, 2011; 221(1): 98-107.
Beck Kevin D, Jiao Xilu, Ricart Thomas M, Myers Catherine E, Minor Thomas R, Pang Kevin C H, Servatius Richard J   Vulnerability factors in anxiety: Strain and sex differences in the use of signals associated with non-threat during the acquisition and extinction of active-avoidance behavior Progress in neuro-psychopharmacology & biological psychiatry, 2011; 35(7): 1659-70.
Hanff Thomas C, Furst Stephanie J, Minor Thomas R   Biochemical and anatomical substrates of depression and sickness behavior The Israel journal of psychiatry and related sciences, 2010; 47(1): 64-71.
de Oca Beatrice M, Minor Thomas R, Fanselow Michael S   Brief flight to a familiar enclosure in response to a conditional stimulus in rats The Journal of general psychology, 2007; 134(2): 153-72.
Minor Thomas R, Huang Qingjun, Witt Alexis E   Cytokine-purine interactions in traumatic stress, behavioral depression, and sickness CNS & neurological disorders drug targets, 2006; 5(5): 547-60.
Huang Qing-jun, Jiang Hong, Hao Xin-ling, Minor Thomas R   Brain IL-1 beta was involved in reserpine-induced behavioral depression in rats Acta pharmacologica Sinica, 2004; 25(3): 293-6.
Minor Thomas R, Huang Qingjun, Foley Elizabeth A   Cytokine-purine interactions in behavioral depression in rats Integrative physiological and behavioral science : the official journal of the Pavlovian Society, 2004; 38(3): 189-202.
Hunter Aimee M, Balleine Bernard W, Minor Thomas R   Helplessness and escape performance: glutamate-adenosine interactions in the frontal cortex Behavioral neuroscience, 2003; 117(1): 123-35.
Minor Thomas R, Hunter Aimee M   Stressor controllability and learned helplessness research in the United States: sensitization and fatigue processes Integrative physiological and behavioral science : the official journal of the Pavlovian Society, 2003; 37(1): 44-58.
Saade Samar, Balleine Bernard W, Minor Thomas R   The L-type calcium channel blocker nimodipine mitigates "learned helplessness" in rats Pharmacology, biochemistry, and behavior, 2003; 74(2): 269-78.