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BEHV 5010: Experimental Analysis of Behavior

a guide to library resources for students in BEHV 5010

Course Readings

• Skinner, B. F. (1966). What is the Experimental Analysis of Behavior? JEAB, 9, 213-218.

• Sidman, M. (2011). Can an understanding of basic research facilitate the effectiveness of practitioners? Reflections and personal perspectives. JABA, 44, 973–991.

• Lattal, K. M. (2013). Pavlovian conditioning. In G. J. Madden (Ed.), APA HBA.

• Donahoe, J. W., & Vegas, R. (2004). Pavlovian conditioning: The CS-UR relation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 30(1), 17.

• Donahoe, J. W. (2014). Evocation of behavioral change by the reinforcer is the critical event in both the classical and operant procedures. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 27, 537–543.

• Williams, B. A. (1994). Conditioned reinforcement: Experimental and theoretical issues. TBA, 17(2), 261-285.

• Skinner, B. F. (1981). Selection by consequences. Science, 213, 501–504.

• Premack, D. (1962). Reversibility of the reinforcement relation. Science, 136(3512), 255-257.

• Killeen, P. R. (2014). Pavlov+ Skinner= Premack. International Journal of Comparative Psychology.

• Hunter, M., & Rosales‐Ruiz, J. (2019). The power of one reinforcer: The effect of a single reinforcer in the context of shaping. Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior, 111(3), 449-464.

• Hefferline, R. F., Keenan, B., & Hartford, R. A. (1959). Escape and avoidance conditioning in human subjects without their observation of the response. Science, 130, 1338–1339.

• Perone, M. (2003). Negative effects of positive reinforcement. TBA, 26, 1–14.

• Laurence, M. T., Hineline, P. N., & Bersh, P. J. (1994). The puzzle of responding maintained by response‐contingent shock. Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior, 61(2), 135-153.

• McIlvane, W. J. (2013). Simple and complex discrimination learning. In G. J. Madden (Ed.), APA HBA.

Catania, A. C. (2013). Learning Cornwall-on-Hudson. NY: Sloan. (4th or 5th edition) - chapters 8 and 9

Porter, D. & Neuringer, A. (1984). Music discrimination by pigeons. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 10(2), 138-148.

• Laraway, S. Snycerski, S. Michael, J. & Poling, A. (2003). Motivating operations and terms to describe them: Some further refinements. JABA, 36, 407-414

• Edwards, T. L., Lotfizadeh, A. D., & Poling, A. (2019). Motivating operations and stimulus control. JEAB, 112(1), 1-9. doi:10.1002/jeab.516

• Assigned commentary/response to the above paper from Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 2019, 112(1)

• Caio Miguel Stimulus Equivalence 101 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O02rHbRQXD0

• Sidman, M. (2000). Equivalence relations and the reinforcement contingency. Journal of Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 74, 127 – 146.

• Hayes, S.C. (1989).  A relational control theory of stimulus equivalence.  In L.J. Hayes & P.N. Chase (Eds). Dialogues on Verbal Behavior, (pp. 19-40). Context Press, Reno, NV.  To access this reading, click the link above, then select the title from the course e-reserves page. Next you will be prompted to login with your EUID, EUID password, and course passcode. You instructor will provide you with the course passcode.

• Palmer, D. C. (2004). Data in search of a principle: a review of Relational frame theory: a post‐Skinnerian account of human language and cognition. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 81(2), 189-204.

• Joyce, J. H., & Chase, P. N. (1990). Effects of response variability on the sensitivity of rule‐governed behavior. Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior, 54(3), 251-262.

• Andronis, P. (1991). Rule-governance: Enough to make a term mean. Dialogues on verbal behavior, 226-235

• Guerin, B. (1992). Behavior analysis and the social construction of knowledge. American psychologist, 47(11), 1423.

• Madden, G.J. (2000). A Behavioral Economics Primer. In Bickel and Vuchinich (Eds.) Reframing Health Behavior Change with Behavioral Economics, pp. 3-26. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, New Jersey.

• Grace, R. C., & Hucks, A. D. (2013). The allocation of operant behavior. In G. J. Madden (Ed.), APA HBA.

• Mazur, J. E. Choice and self-control. In K. A. Lattal & M. Perone (Eds.), Handbook of Research Methods in Human Operant Behavior, 131-161. To access this reading, click the link above, then select the title from the course e-reserves page. Next you will be prompted to login with your EUID, EUID password, and course passcode. You instructor will provide you with the course passcode. 

• Hyten, C.M., Madden, G.J., & Field, D.P. (1994).  Exchange delays and impulsive choice in adult humans. JEAB, 62, 225-233.

• Rung, J. M., Peck, S., Hinnenkamp, J. E., Preston, E., & Madden, G. P. (2019). Changing delay discounting and impulsive choice: Implications for addictions, prevention, and human health. Perspectives on Behavior Science, 42, 397-417. doi:10.1007/s40614-019-00200-7

• Page, S., & Neuringer, A. (1985). Variability is an operant. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 11(3), 429.

• Holth, P. (2012). Variability as an operant?. The Behavior Analyst, 35(2), 243.

• Andronis, P. T., Layng, T. J., & Goldiamond, I. (1997). Contingency adduction of “symbolic aggression” by pigeons. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 14(1), 5-17.

• Cleland, B. S., Guerin, B., Foster, T. M., & Temple, W. (2001). Resurgence. The Behavior Analyst, 24(2), 255.

• Nevin: Behavioral Momentum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc6nNli0FHM

• Mace, F. C. (1996). In pursuit of general behavioral relations. JABA, 29, 557–563.

• Nevin, J. A., Craig, A. R., Cunningham, P. J., Podlesnik, C. A., Shahan, T. A., & Sweeney, M. M. (2017). Quantitative models of persistence and relapse from the perspective of behavioral momentum theory: Fits and misfits. Behavioural processes, 141, 92-99.

• Donahoe, J. W. (2017). Behavior analysis and neuroscience: Complementary disciplines. Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior, 107(3), 301-320.

• Guinther, P. M. & Dougher, M. J. (2013). From behavioral research to clinical therapy. In G. J. Madden (Ed.), APA Handbook of Behavior Analysis. American Psychological Association.

• Mace, F. C., & Critchfield, T. S. (2010). Translational research in behavior analysis: Historical traditions and imperative for the future.

• Killeen, P. (2018). The futures of experimental analysis of behavior. Behavior Analysis Research and Practice, 18 (1), 124-133. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/bar0000100

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