Association for Behavior Analysis International

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45th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2019

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Invited Panel #142
Derived Stimulus Relations: A Panel With Discussion
Saturday, May 25, 2019
5:00 PM–5:50 PM
Swissôtel, Concourse Level, Zurich D
Area: SCI; Domain: Basic Research
Chair: Anna I. Petursdottir (Texas Christian University)
CE Instructor: Anna I. Petursdottir, Ph.D.
Panelists: ERIK ARNTZEN (Oslo and Akershus University College), KAREN LIONELLO-DENOLF (Assumption College), DANIEL FIENUP (Columbia University)

This panel will be a discussion of Dr. Caio Miguel’s SQAB Tutorial on derived stimulus relations.

Instruction Level: Intermediate
Target Audience:

Board certified behavior analysts; licensed psychologists; graduate students.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: (1) describe current directions of derived stimulus relations research, (2) describe future directions of derived stimulus relations research, and (3) describe similarities between basic and applied derived stimulus relations research programs
ERIK ARNTZEN (Oslo and Akershus University College)
Dr. Erik Arntzen received his Ph.D. from University of Oslo, Norway, in February 2000. Arntzen’s dissertation focused on variables that influenced responding in accordance with stimulus equivalence. He also holds a degree in clinical psychology. He is currently a full-time Professor in Behavior Analysis at Oslo and Akershus University College (OAUC). 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 research projects with a focus on (1) remembering functions in patients with dementia and (2) conditional discrimination of melanoma detection. He has also been interested in ethical considerations and core values in the field of behavior analysis. Furthermore, he has ongoing research projects within the areas of gambling behavior and consumer behavior. He also runs a Behavior Analysis Lab at OAUC. Dr. Arntzen has published papers in a number of different journals including Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior (JEAB), 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 has served as the president and past-president of the European ABA (2008–2014). Dr. Arntzen has been a member of the board of the Norwegian Association for Behavior Analysis from 1987–1993 and from 2006 to present, holds the position as the secretary of international affairs. Dr. Arntzen is a trustee of Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies. He has presented papers at conferences worldwide. Dr. Arntzen has been recognized with awards, including the SABA award for the dissemination of behavior analysis, ABAI award for outstanding mentoring, the research award at Akershus University College, and publication award at OAUC. Dr. Arntzen is one of the founders and the editor of European Journal of Behavior Analysis. He has also served as the editor of Behavior & Philosophy. 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, American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, the Behavior Analyst, and The Behavior Analyst Today.
KAREN LIONELLO-DENOLF (Assumption College)
Dr. Lionello-DeNolf is an assistant professor of psychology and the director of the undergraduate and graduate programs in applied behavior analysis at Assumption College. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She holds a doctorate in psychology from Purdue University with an emphasis in learning and memory, and she is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the doctoral level. Dr. Lionello-DeNolf has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in research methods, learning and behavior, behavioral assessment, behavioral interventions, and the experimental analysis of behavior. For more than a decade, Dr. Lionello-DeNolf was a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Shriver Center, where she conducted translational research in the areas of experimental and applied behavior analysis, autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, discrimination learning, stimulus equivalence, behavioral momentum, and choice. She has led several research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health that investigated the learning processes that may underlie some of the language and other deficits in autism and related developmental disabilities. Her research has been published in leading journals, such as the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, The Psychological Record, and Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Lionello-DeNolf is past Associate Editor of the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior and The Psychological Record, she has served on the editorial review board or as a guest reviewer for a number of journals, and she has served on the Science Board of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Dr. Lionello-DeNolf is the current Associate Editor for Translational Research for the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.
DANIEL FIENUP (Columbia University)

Daniel M. Fienup is an Associate Professor of Applied Behavior Analysis at Teachers College, Columbia University.  He received his Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis from Southern Illinois University and his Ph.D. in School Psychology from Illinois State University.  Dr. Fienup and his students conduct research on instructional design and educational performance.  Dr. Fienup is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Behavioral Education and The Analysis of Verbal Behavior.  He also serves on the editorial board for Behavior Analysis in Practice, Perspectives on Behavioral Science, the Psychological Record, and Behavior Development.  He serves on the Licensed Behavior Analyst New York state board and is a past board member of the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis.




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