I have clinical and research interests in the application
of behavioral principles to everyday life, as well as abnormal
behavior. For example, research areas include the study of lifespan
developmental psychology, including developmental disabilities
and behavioral gerontology (esp. Alzheimer's disease), behavioral
allocation and choice, behavioral momentum, quantitative analyses
of human behavior, and stimulus equivalence.
Other clinical and research areas include sexual disorders
and sexual dysfunctions, the conditioning and habituation of
human sexual arousal, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and
the study of how mental health professionals make and justify
In addition to these areas, I am interested in the philosophical
and historical foundations of psychology, with particular interests
in the theoretical underpinnings of behaviorism and behavior
Other Areas of Interest:
Any DD-related or developmental area, especially where expertise
in behavior analysis is required.
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Ferraro, F.R., Orvedal, L.L., & Plaud, J.J. (1998). Institutional
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