Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

Jonathan Pinkston

University of North Texas


Dr. Jonathan Pinkston received his Ph.D. (Behavior Analysis) from the University of Florida, and completed post-doctoral positions at the University of Kansas (Pharmacology) and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (Psychiatry). He is currently an Assistant Professor of Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas. Dr. Pinkston’s research has contributed to our understanding of environmental, pharmacological, and developmental determinants of choice, environmental relationships modifying drug tolerance and sensitization, and the initiation and maintenance of alcohol consumption in laboratory models of alcoholism. Currently, his research focuses on understanding response effort and force as basic dimensions of behavior that serve directly and indirectly to modulate response cost, food and drug consumption, and choice. He has served on the editorial boards of The Behavior Analyst and the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. Dr. Pinkston is also committed to science and critical thinking education and its importance for ongoing debates in our culture; his course Science, Skepticism, and Weird Behavior is among the most popular courses at UNT, and to his great satisfaction, continues to grow in student demand.



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