Faculty Profiles

Faculty Profiles

Podlesnik, Christopher

Professor, School of Behavior Analysis

Chris is moving to Auburn University starting Fall 2019.

Chris's research interests mainly involve understanding the role of fundamental learning processes in behavioral persistence and relapse, with an emphasis on translational research. His clinical research interests are in understanding the behavioral processes involved in the maintenance of treatments for severe problem behavior.

Chris received his BA in psychology from West Virginia University, his Master’s and PhD in psychology from Utah State University, and gained postdoctoral research experience in behavioral pharmacology at The University of Michigan. He was a faculty member at The University of Auckland in New Zealand and still holds a position of Honorary Academic there. Chris is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. He also is program chair and president-elect of the Society for the Quantitative Analyses of Behavior, board member of the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, and received both the 2011 B.F. Skinner Early Career Award from Division 25 of the American Psychological Association and the 2016 Federation of Associations in Behavior and Brain Sciences Early Career Impact Award for the Association for Behavior Analysis International.

Educational Background

2008 -- Utah State University, Psychology, PhD

2005 -- Utah State University, Psychology, MS

2002 -- West Virginia University, Psychology, BA

Recognition & Awards

2016 Board Certified Behavior Analyst - Doctoral (BCBA-D)

2016 Federation of Associations in Behavior and Brain Sciences Early Career Impact Award for the Association for Behavior Analysis International

2011 APA Division 25 Early Career Award

Current Courses

BEH 5303 - Experimental Analysis of Behavior

BEH 5505 - Philosophy of Behavior

PSY 3421 - Learning and Motivation

Previous courses

PSY 4521 - Animal Learning and Behavior (Ethology)

Professional Experience

2019-present -- Professor -- Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, USA

2014-2019 -- Associate Professor -- Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, USA

2014-present -- Honorary Academic -- The University of Auckland, New Zealand

2012-2014 -- Senior Lecturer -- The University of Auckland, New Zealand

2011-2012 -- Lecturer -- The University of Auckland, New Zealand

2008-2011 -- Postdoctoral Researcher -- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

 

Additional Duties

2014-present -- Association of Behavior Analysis International Liaison to the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior

2019-2021 -- President, Society for the Quantitative Analyses of Behavior

2016-2018 -- Program Chair, Society for the Quantitative Analyses of Behavior

2013-2021 -- Board Member, Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior

2013-2017 -- Associate Editor, Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior

2011-2015 -- Board Member, Society for the Quantitative Analyses of Behavior

2013 -- President and Program Chair, New Zealand Association for Behavior Analysis

2010-2012 -- Board of Editors, Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior

2018-present -- Board of Editors, Perspectives on Behavioral Science 

Selected Publications

Selected Recent Publications

 

Podlesnik, C. A., Kuroda, T., Jimenez-Gomez, C., Abreu-Rodrigues, J., Cançado, C. R. X., Blackman, A. L., Silverman, K., Villegas-Barker, J., Galbato, M., & Teixeira, I. S. C. (2019). Resurgence is greater following a return to the training context than remaining in the extinction context. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 111, 416-435.

Taylor, R., Elliffe, D., Podlesnik, C. A., & Cowie, S. (2019). The nanoeconomics of concurrent choice behavior. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 111, 274-288.

Kuroda, T., Mizutani, Y., Cançado, C. R. X., & Podlesnik, C. A. (2019). Predator videos and electric shock function as punishers for zebrafish (Danio rerio). Journal of the   Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 111, 116-129.

Ho, T., Bai, J. Y. H., Keevy, M. D., & Podlesnik, C. A. (2018). Resurgence when challenging alternative behavior with progressive ratios in children and pigeons. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 110, 474-499.

Wathen, S. N., & Podlesnik, C. A. (2018). Laboratory models of treatment relapse and mitigation techniques. Behavior Analysis: Research & Practice, 18, 362-387.

Kimball, R. T., Kelley, M. E., Podlesnik, C. A., Forton, A., & Hinkle, B. (2018). Resurgence with and without an alternative response. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 854-865.  

Bland, V. J., Cowie, S., Elliffe, D., & Podlesnik, C. A. (2018). Does a negative discriminative stimulus function as a punishing consequence? Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 110, 87-104.

Kelley, M. E., Jimenez-Gomez, C., Podlesnik, C. A., & Morgan, A.(2018).Evaluation of renewal mitigation of negatively reinforced socially significant operant behavior. Learning & Motivation, 63, 133-141.

Kuroda, T., Cançado, C. R. X., & Podlesnik, C. A. (2018). Relative effects of reinforcement and punishment on human choice. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 19, 125-148.

Bland, V. J., Cowie, S., Elliffe, D., & Podlesnik, C. A. (2018). Melioration revisited: A systematic replication of Vaughan (1981). Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 109, 551-563.

Liggett, A. P., Nastri, R., & Podlesnik, C. A. (2018). Assessing the combined effects of resurgence and reinstatement in children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 109, 408-421.

Thrailkill, E. A., Kimball, R. T., Kelley, M. E., Craig, A. R., & Podlesnik, C. A. (2018). Greater reinforcement rate during training increases spontaneous recovery. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 109, 238-252.

Podlesnik, C. A., Miranda-Dukoski, L., Chan, J. C. K., Bland, V. J., & Bai, J. Y. H. (2017). Generalization of the disruptive effects of alternative stimuli when combined with target stimuli in extinction. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 108, 255-268.

Kuroda, T., Mizutani, Y., Cançado, C. R. X., & Podlesnik, C. A. (2017). Operant models of relapse in zebrafish (Danio rerio): Resurgence, renewal, and reinstatement. Behavioural Brain Research, 335, 215-222.

Morgan, A. C., Wilder, D. A., Podlesnik, C. A., & Kelley, M. E. (2017). Evaluation of an arm splint belt to reduce self-injury. Behavioral Interventions, 32, 255-261.

Kuroda, T., Mizutani, Y., Cançado, C. R. X., & Podlesnik, C. A. (2017). Reversal learning and resurgence of operant behavior in zebrafish (Danio rerio). Behavioural Processes, 142, 79-83.

Podlesnik, C. A., Kelley, M. E., Jimenez-Gomez, C., & Bouton, M. E. (2017). Renewed behavior produced by context change and its implications for treatment maintenance: A review. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 50, 675-697.

Nevin, J. A., Craig, A. R., Cunningham, P. J., Podlesnik, C. A., Shahan, T. A., & Sweeney, M. M. (2017). Quantitative models of persistence and relapse from the perspective of behavioral momentum theory: Fits and misfits. Behavioural Processes, 141, 92-99.

Kelley, M. E., Nadler, C. B., Rey, C., Cowie, S. J., & Podlesnik, C. A. (2017). Noncontingent reinforcement competes with response performance. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 107, 343-353.

Dale, A. R., Podlesnik, C. A., & Elliffe, D. (2017). Evaluation of an aversion-based program designed to reduce predation of native birds by dogs: An analysis of training records for 1156 dogs. Journal of Applied Animal Behavior Science, 191, 59-66.

Liddon, C. J., Kelley, M. E., & Podlesnik, C. A. (2017). An animal model of differential reinforcement of alternative behavior. Learning & Motivation, 58, 48-58.

Bai, J. Y. H., Cowie, S. J., & Podlesnik, C. A. (2017). Quantitative analysis of local-level resurgence. Learning & Behavior, 45, 76-88.

Bai, J. Y. H., & Podlesnik, C. A. (2017). No impact of repeated extinction exposures on operant responding maintained by different reinforcement rates. Behavioural Processes, 138, 29- 33.

 

For a complete list of publications:

http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=xataQTcAAAAJ

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Christopher_Podlesnik