David Yells

Contributing Faculty
College of Psychology and Community Services
School of Psychology
Ph.D. Psychology

David Yells received his doctorate in Developmental Psychobiology in 1995 from the University of Nebraska. He has been teaching at the university level since 1988. He was a faculty member, department chair, and dean at Utah Valley University. He is currently a faculty member at Texas A&M University-Texarkana.His teaching areas include biopsychology and psychopharmacology. He is a contributing faculty member at Walden in the Health Psychology program.

Courses Taught

PSYC 6225 - Biopsychology

PSYC 8741 - Psychopharmacology

PSYC 9000 - Dissertation

PSYC 8115 - Prospectus


BA, Bellevue University

MA, University of Nebraska at Omaha

PhD, University of Nebraska


Prendergast, M., Hendricks, S. E., Yells, D. P., Balogh, S. E., Paige, S. R. (1996). Conditioned taste aversion induced by fluoxetine. Physiology and Behavior

Yells, D. P., Prendergast, M. A., Hendricks, S. E. (1992). Lesions of the nucleus paragigantocellularis: Effects on mating behavior in male rats. Brain Research

Yells, D. P., Deffenbacher, K. A. (2009). Retrieval-Induced Forgetting For Abstract Nouns. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society


Yells, D. P. (2020). The Neurobiology of Stress. Texas A&M Texarkana