Oslo and Akershus University College
Dr. Erik Arntzen received his Ph.D. from University of Oslo, Norway, in February 2000. Arntzen’s dissertation was focusing on variables influencing responding in accord with stimulus equivalence. He also holds a degree in clinical psychology. He is currently professor in behavior analysis at Akershus University College (AUC). His research contributions include both basic and applied behavior analysis, with an emphasis on research in relational stimulus control and verbal behavior. Lately, he has started a research project with focus on remembering functions in patients with dementia. He has also been interested in ethical considerations and core values in the field of behavior analysis. Furthermore, he has research projects within the areas of gambling behavior and consumer behavior. Dr. Arntzen has published papers in a number of different journals including Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA), The Psychological Record, Behavioral Interventions, European Journal of Behavior Analysis (EJOBA), Experimental of Analysis of Human Behavior Bulletin, Analysis of Gambling Behavior, the Analysis of Verbal Behavior, American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias, and Psychopharmacology. Dr. Arntzen is the president of the European ABA and he is also the secretary of international affairs in the board of the Norwegian Association for Behavior Analysis. He has presented papers at conferences world-wide. Dr. Arntzen is one of founders and also one of the editors of European Journal of Behavior Analysis. He has served on the editorials board of several journals, including the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, The Psychological Record, International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, and The Behavior Analyst Today.