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To discuss matters relating to this course, please see the professor during office hours, or, if necessary, a meeting may be arranged for another time. 

John McKenna, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology


Dr. McKenna studies pain perception and the interaction among sensory and motor systems.

His research investigates the pain-killing potential of the active ingredients of marijuana.

Dr. McKenna is funded by NSERC to explore the effect of cannabinoid drugs upon forebrain structures, and their ability to alleviate persistent pain in a rodent model . Dr. McKenna uses behavioral neuroscience techniques.

His teaching interests include Introductory Psychology, Biopsychology of Pain, and Topics in Behavioral Neuroscience.

He currently teaches:

Psychology 100: Introduction to Psychology

Psychology 325: Biopsychology of Pain








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Laboratory Room: Rm. 337 B J. Bruce Brown Building


Department of Psychology

St. Francis Xavier University

P.O. Box 5000

Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

B2G 2W5



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