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Colloquiums: 2012-13

Now That We Have the Treatment of Choice for Autism: Where Do We Go Next?

Ron Van Houten Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology
Western Michigan University

4:00 p.m. Friday March 22, 2013
1718 Wood Hall

Dr. Van Houten will present his keynote address which attracted a standing-room-only crowd at the California Association for Behavior Analysis Conference


The Effects of Replacing Dispersed Trash and Recycling Bins with Integrated Waste Receptacles on the Accuracy of Waste Sorting in an Academic Building.

Katherine Binder, MA
Wayne Fuqua, Ph.D.
Harold Glasser, Ph.D.

8:30 a.m. Friday March 15, 2013
1028 Brown Hall


The Effects of Altering Response Effort During Data Collection on Observer Accuracy: Data Collection Procedures on Hand Hygiene Complicance

Krista Lyn Hinz, MA
Heather McGee, Ph.D.

9:00 a.m. Friday March 15, 2013
1028 Brown Hall


Influences of the Presentation of Reinforcer-Paired Stimuli on Operant Behavior

Timothy L. Edwards, MA
Al Poling, Ph.D.

9:45 a.m. Friday March 15, 2013
1028 Brown Hall


Social Behavior in Situations of Risk

Stephanie Stilling, MS
Cynthia Pietras, Ph.D.

10:15 a.m. Friday March 15, 2013
1028 Brown Hall


Increasing Following Headway: Driving Simulation and Transfer to Real World Driving

Michelle Arnold, MA
Ron Van Houten, Ph.D.

10:45 a.m. Friday March 15, 2013
1028 Brown Hall


Move Over Pavlov, Dogs Do More Than Drool for Treats: The Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs of Teaching Applied Animal Behavior in a Shelter Setting

Stacy Engebretson, MA
Lisa Baker, Ph.D.

11:15 a.m. Friday March 15, 2013
1028 Brown Hall


Discriminated Punishment to Decrease Vocal and Motor Stereotypy

Jessica Korneder, MA, BCBA
Richard Malott, Ph.D., BCBA-D

1:15 p.m. Friday March 15, 2013
1028 Brown Hall


Implementation of a Staff Management System to Increase Consumer Engagement in Group Homes

Jeana L. Koerber, MA, BCBA
Alyce Dickinson, Ph.D.

1:45 p.m. Friday March 15, 2013
1028 Brown Hall


Identifying Risk Factors and Behavioral Resistance Strategies to Avoid Unwanted Sexual Experiences

Eliza Mcmanus, MA
Amy Naugle, Ph.D.

2:15 p.m. Friday March 15, 2013
1028 Brown Hall


Concurrent Schedules of Reinforcement and Manipulation of Break Quality: Effects on Problem Behavior, Mands, and Compliance

Kathryn M. Kestner
Stephanie M. Peterson Ph.D.
Shawn Patrick Quigley
Kate B. LaLonde

3:00 p.m. Friday March 15, 2013
1028 Brown Hall


Evaluation of a Parent-Administered Intervention and Investigation of Factors Associated with Childhood Encopresis

Colleen Cullinan, MA
Galen Alessi, Ph.D.

3:30 p.m. Friday March 15, 2013
1028 Brown Hall


Are laboratory models useful in behavior analysis? Disruptive effects of transitions in reinforcement conditions

Yusuke Hayashi, Ph.D
University of Kansas
Life Span Institute at Parsons

5:00 PM Monday February 25, 2013
1260 Chemistry Building

After a short stint as an exchange student at Western Michigan University, Dr. Hayashi earned his Master degree in Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas and his Doctoral degree from West Virginia University. His current research focuses on the development of technology and instructional programming to improve the life of children with physical and mental disabilities. He is also involved in translational research in the stimulus control area. Dr. Hayashi is a candidate for an Assistant Professor position in the Psychology Department.


Using OBM to Improve Volunteer Performance

Veronica Howard, Ph.D. candidate
Applied Behavioral Science
University of Kansas

5:00 PM Monday February 18, 2013
1260 Chemistry Building

After completing her Bachelor’s Degree at Northern Michigan University, Veronica Howard enrolled in the graduate program in Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas where she earned her Master Degree and is also nearing completion of her Ph.D. degree. She has extensive experience as an undergraduate instructor. Her research has focused on the application of organizational behavior management principles to training and supervising of volunteer staff. Ms. Howard is a candidate for an Assistant Professor position in the Psychology Department.

Connecting the Dots Between Instruction and Performance

Doug Johnson, Ph.D.
Faculty Specialist, Dept of Psychology
Western Michigan University

2:30 PM Wednesday, February 13, 2013
1220 Chemistry Building

Dr. Johnson earned his doctoral degree in Behavior Analysis at Western Michigan
University where he specialized in instructional design and organizational behavior
management. He is currently the lead instructor for PSY 1000 and supervises the
Psychology Advising Office. He is a candidate for an Assistant Professor position in the Psychology Department.


Evaluating the Mechanism of Action of a Drug Using R217A Mutant Mice

Scott Baron, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer, AcuiSee, LLC.
Principal Investigator, Ophthy-DS, Inc.

4:00 PM Friday, February 1, 2013
1718 Wood Hall

Dr. Baron earned his doctoral degree from the University of Michigan in Biopsychology and Pharmacology. His career has focused on laboratory research that uses behavioral research strategies to study the mechanism of action for drugs and to study factors that influence visual acuity.

****BACB CEUs will be offered at this colloquium****


The Moral Obligation to Be Empirical: How to Avoid the Siren Song of Fad Treatments

James Todd, Ph.D.
Eastern Michigan University

4:00 PM Friday, January 25, 2013
1718 Wood Hall

Dr. Todd is a member of the Clinical Behavioral Graduate Faculty at Eastern Michigan University. As the Secretary/Treasurer of the Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan, he has been instrumental in the development of BAAM and its annual conference. Dr. Todd is widely recognized as an advocate for evidence-based behavioral treatments, autism insurance legislation, and behavior analysis licensing legislation.

****BACB CEUs will be offered at this colloquium****

 


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