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Research Opportunities


Faculty in the Behavior Analysis emphasis provide training for students interested in a broad array of topics in the experimental analysis of behavior. There are training opportunities in the investigation of basic behavioral processes as well as in understanding the contribution of basic behavioral processes to drug abuse and related issues. The list of research topics below constitutes only a sample of recent project areas.

Recent Research Topics:

  • Behavioral Momentum
  • Behavioral Pharmacology
  • Choice
  • Conditioned Reinforcement
  • Delay Discounting
  • Drug Self-Administration
  • Observing Behavior/Attending
  • Operant Variability
  • Relapse
  • Timing

Laboratory Facilities:

16 operant chambers for pigeons
40 operant chambers for rats
Med-PC interfacing and programming
Facilities for conducting human research
Additional rat and pigeon labs used for undergraduate instruction