Behavior Analysis is the science that emphasizes environmental control of the behavior of the individual organism. The Psychology Department has several active researchers with complimentary interests in behavior analysis. UWM Psychology faculty study the fundamental relations between an organism's behavior environmental events as well as techniques to apply these basic findings to a variety of situations in which a change in behavior is desired.
Current research projects include the study of choice behavior in pigeons, the development of aquatic models of instrumental learning, investigations of response distribution under varying schedules of reinforcement, verbal fluency training, and the use of behavior analytic techniques to treat tic disorders. The department offers a master's level specialization in behavior analysis as well as training leading to the Ph.D.
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