2010: Adam Fox


Western Michigan University

Adam Fox received his undergraduate and master's degrees from Western Michigan University (WMU). His master's work at WMU was assessing the effects of a response-cost punisher on instructionally controlled behavior in humans. He also worked to assess the conditions under which conditioned punishers develop in humans in a human operant setting and the effects of carry-over earnings on human choice in an earnings budget preparation, based on his mentor Cindy Pietras's work. Adam plans to continue examining human choice and the effects of instructions and punishment on behavior, particularly with respect to behavioral momentum. He is also interested in the behavioral-neurological aspects of these types of phenomena in both humans and nonhumans. He would also like to further investigate how behavioral psychologists can use behavioral ecology models and theories to investigate behavior of both humans and nonhumans. Adam would like to thank the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis for their support of behavior analysis, especially graduate student research. He would also like to thank Cindy Pietras and everyone in the Human Operant and Behavioral Pharmacology Lab at WMU. Adam's master's thesis grant research was published in 2013 in the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior


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