Office of Undergraduate Research

The Tiger Behavior Analysis Research Labratory

My lab is involved in clinical research related to the assessment and treatment of behavior disorders exhibited by children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These disorders include self-injury, aggression, property destruction, and other disruptive behaviors exhibited by children with disorders such as autism and mental retardation. The goals of this research are to (a) enhance behavioral assessment and intervention procedures, (b) develop training programs for parents and caregivers to implement these interventions, and (c) assess the challenges experienced by caregivers in implementing these interventions.

Tasks and responsibilities:

Undergraduate students become involved as research assistants to the clinical research team. The primary role of the undergraduates is the set up of research sessions, the live coding of subject and experimenter behavior during research sessions, and the analysis and graphing of data generated during research sessions.