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EvolutionMay 1999Paul T. Andronis Everything a behavior analyst needs to know about modern
models of
evolution, the general paradigm, and the specifics. (58 min) 
Pavlovian ConditioningMay 2000Peter Balsam Pavlovian conditioning plays an essential role in many
behaviors
including feeding, reproduction, drug addiction and defense. The
tutorial serves as an introduction to research and theory related to
these areas of study. Small
Fulllength Sample (11Mb) Three classes of models have been proposed as explanations
for
Pavlovian conditioning. These approaches posit that either
associations, quantitative accumulation of events or time,
or the
acquisition of temporal maps as the basis of learning. Small
Fulllength Sample (11Mb) Time, Uncertainty and AnticipationMay 2007Peter Balsam Formal information theory applied to temporal signals
provides an
accurate description of the speed with which anticipation develops. Time
may be the scaffolding on which experience is encoded.  

ChoiceMay 1998William Baum Behavior analysis offers insight into choice and control
as the terms are used in the everyday culture. Choice is
best seen as a pattern of behavior through time. (40 min + 8 min discussion) 

Behavioral PharmacologyMay 2000Marc Branch The history and origins of behavioral pharmacology, and the
logic behind
the field are outlined.. Examples are presented of how behavioral
variables can modify drug effects, how such phenomena can be studied
systematically, and how examination of drug effects can illuminate
behavioral processes. (53 min + 5 min discussion) 

Evolution, Behavioral Variation, and PlasticityMay 2000Gordon M. Burghardt An overview of the basics of modern methods used to
understand behavioral diversity and the processes of behavioral
evolution
in natural populations, including ethology, evolutionary psychology,
quantitative and molecular genetics, and assessing environmental
influences. (47 min + 7 min discussion) 

NeuralNetwork Modeling in Conditioning ResearchMay 2006José E. Burgos The historical and conceptual foundations of neural network
modeling in
conditioning research. (xx min + x min discussion) 

Creating Artificial Behavior: A Tutorial on ModelingMay 2006A. Charles Catania Using Skinner's reflex reserve model as an example, several
recommendations about modeling are discussed. (xx min + x min discussion) 

Temporal Regulation of ChoiceMay 2006Daniel Cerutti Behavior on concurrent schedules can be understood best as a
temporalstochastic process. Animals on choice tasks learn
/when/ to respond /where/ (xx min + x min discussion) 

Simulation of Quantitative Models of BehaviorMay 2005Russell Church This tutorial focuses on how to simulate data and why. (xx min + x min discussion) 

Simulus ControlMay 2007Robert Cook An overview of stimulus control, its fundamental methods,
established
principles and mechanisms, and outstanding problems and issues. (xx min + x min discussion) 

What Reinforcers Do to BehaviourMay 2001Michael Davison Recent research has shown reproducible effects of
reinforcers occurring seconds and minutes after
reinforcers. This tutorial discusses what these results
mean for molar choice, and how choice at all levels of
analysis may be modeled. (48 min + 6 min discussion) 

Neural NetworksMay 1999John W. Donahoe The tutorial has three goals: (1) to indicate the place of
neural
network simulations in the experimental analysis of behavior (EAB), (2)
to survey various approaches to neural networks noting those that are
consistent with EAB and those that are not, and (3) to illustrate the
power of biobehaviorally informed neural networks for the interpretation
of Pavlovian and operant conditioning, discriminative control, temporal
control, language acquisition, and phenomena (e.g., devaluation) from
which different types of "associations" are often
inferred. (59 min) 

Delay ReductionMay 1997Edmund Fantino The value of an outcome is best gauged by its improvement
over the prior situation. (53 min) 

Response Shaping and Percentile Schedules or "How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Rank Orders"May 2005Gregory Galbicka Percentile schedules can be used to generate a consistent
arrangement
between responses and reinforcement. (xx min + xx min discussion) 

QuantificationRandolph Grace Inferential statistics, which has long been controversial because it is so easily misunderstood, may be construed as a method for choosing between alternative models. (54 min) Small Fulllength
Sample (12Mb) A review of the model comparison approach to inferential statistics, and a description of some techniques from exploratory data analysis that are useful for model specification and testing. (54 min) Small Fulllength
Sample (10Mb) Complex concurrentchains procedures provide an opportunity to resolve some important theoretical issues pertaining to choice. (xx min) Small Fulllength
Sample (11Mb) A simple framework for understanding how quantitative analyses may be helpful for behavior analysis. (xx min) 

The Discounting FunctionMay 2001Leonard Green Many choice situations, including those involving
selfcontrol
and reversals in preference, are viewed in terms of the
discounting of delayed and probabilistic rewards. (48 min + 7 min discussion) 

The Matching LawMay 1997Gene Heyman Any given choice situation can be framed so that matching
is a form of economic rationality and vice versa. (58 min) 

TimingMay 2000Jennifer Higa The methods for studying timing, the basic data generated by
those
methods, and the core set of issues that the results and theories raise
about the underlying mechanism of behavior. (52 min + 9 min discussion) 

Aversive Events and BehaviorMay 1997Philip Hineline Aversive events are seen in terms of a continuum of
frequency balanced against shortterm relations, as with
appetitive contingencies. (59 min + 6 min discussion) 

Behavioral EconomicsMay 1998Steven Hursh Behavioral economics helps to understand the
environmental control of the consumption of a wide variety
of commodities. (62 min + 11 min discussion) 

Timing (Parsing Sagely Rosemary's Time)May 1999Peter R. Killeen How do behaviorists parse time? (52 min + 12 min discussion) Small
Fulllength Sample (11Mb) Analyses of Response Times, IRTs, Rts, and tsMay 2003Peter R. Killeen A romp through descriptions of behavior featuring machines,
distributions, and function with easy to understand conceptual and
practical tools. (xx min + x min discussion) Small
Fulllength Sample (11Mb) The Law of AffectMay 2007Peter R. Killeen A reappraisal of Thorndike's law of effect as a valid
description. (xx min + x min discussion) Small
Fulllength Sample (10Mb) The St. Petersburg Paradox at 300: Roots, Ramifications and ResolutionsMay 2007Peter R. Killeen The relative frequency of realizable events predicts
winnings over
multiple games and demonstrates the irrelevance of expected value based
on limiting probabilities. (xx min + x min discussion) 

Hypothesis Testing: Curse or Abomination?May 2002Geoffrey R. Loftus The practice of significance testing is inimical to
scientific insight,
and has almost certainly impeded both empirical and
theoretical progress.
(48 min + 20 min discussion) 

Getting Started in Quantitative Analyses of BehaviorMay 2007James MacDonall A stepbystep guide on getting started in the quantitative analysis of behavior. (xx min + x min discussion) 

Probability: Basic Ideas, Techniques, and ApplicationsMay 2003Armando Machado An introduction to the basic ideas of probability theory with an illustration of their application in a variety of practical situations. (xx min + x min discussion) 

Radical BehaviorismMay 2000John C. Malone The origins of radical behaviorism can be traced to the presocratics. The conception that began in ancient Greece continued as the "high road" in the history of psychological thought. (51 min) Small Fulllength
Sample (12Mb) The radical behavioral orientation appears in modern legal theory, in advertising, in social cognitive theory, in modern cognitive psychology, and elsewhere. The practitioners do not often realize that they are radical behaviorists and most of psychology remains a junkyard. (50 min) Small Fulllength
Sample (12Mb) Parts 1 and 2 are included on a single tape 

What Good is Mathematics? Modeling in Behavior Analysis.May 2004M. Jackson Marr A general overview of mathematical modeling in behavior
analysis. (xx min + x min discussion) 

Choice and the Hyperbolic Decay of Reinforcer StrengthMay 2004James E. Mazur A review of how a hyperbolic delay equation can account for
choice in
selfcontrol situations. (xx min + x min discussion) 

Fitting Equations to DataMay 2004Jack J. McDowell The three concurrent schedule equations of classic matching
can be
fitted simultaneously to a single data set by minimizing an appropriate
combination of residual sums of squares. (xx min + x min discussion) 

Variability of the OperantMay 2002Allen Neuringer A discussion of how reinforced variability can help us to
distinguish
between elicited responses (unconditioned reflexes) and
emitted responses
(operant behaviors). (52 min + 4 min discussion) 

Behavioral MomentumMay 1998John Nevin The masslike aspect of behavior measured as resistance
to change may be identified with the traditional construct
of response strength. (53 min + 6 min discussion) 

Applied Modeling and the Identification of Behavioral Mechanisms of ActionMay 2006M. Christopher Newland and Wendy
Donlin How models are selected, applied, and confirmed in research
on
methylmercury. (xx min + x min discussion) 

Behavioral Variability: Control, Description, and AnalysisMay 2004Michael Perone Review and evaluate behavior analysts use of experimental
and statistical
methods to control, describe, and analyze
variability. (xx min + x min discussion) 

MatchingMay 1996Howard Rachlin Matching is a theory of choice. It states that all
voluntary behavior is really choice behavior and all choice
behavior obeys the matching law. (56 min + 17 min discussion) 

Understanding Response SequencesMay 2003Alliston Reid The development of fundamental tools needed to replace the
chaining
theory of response sequences. (xx min + x min discussion) 

Explicit Methods and Implicit Value in Quantitative Behavioral ModelsMay 2006Charles P. Shimp Discussion of human values. (xx min + x min discussion) 

The Scientist / Practitioner in Behavior Analysis: A Case StudyMay 1998Murray Sidman A case study illustrating the importance of experimental
science for the practitioner, and practical applications for
the experimentalist. (52 min) 

DynamicsMay 1996John Staddon The kinds of models likely to be productive for behavior
analysis and the implementation of straightforward models of
dynamical behavior with spreadsheets. (52 min + 5 min discussion) 

Behavior SystemsMay 2001William Timberlake Behavior system analysis contributes to the prediction and
understanding
of common phenomena, including: the design of
experimental apparatus,
constraints on and "irrational" operant behavior, and
the form of
responses and stimulus interactions. (56 min) 

ChaosMay 1997James Townsend A simple tour of some of the main concepts of chaos which
can be understood with only a modicum of quantitative
background. (57 min) 

Ecological Psychology: Nonrepresentational Perception and ActionMay 1999Michael T. Turvey How should the perception and action capabilities of
biological
systems be understood? (54 min) 

Memory as DiscriminationMay 2002K. Geoffrey White The temporal distance between an event and later remembering
seems
to require mediation by a stored representation.
Treating remembering
as discriminative behavior prompts important questions
with revealing
answers. (32 min + 20 min discussion) 

Behavioral Analysis and Medical Strategy: A Case Study In "Terminal" CancerMay 2004Ben Williams The problem solving needed to maximize clinical outcomes in
medicine
would be facilitated by the adaptation of behavior analytic
concepts. (xx min) 

Signal DetectionMay 1998John Wixted The theory of signal detection provides a sensible and
sometimes enlightening interpretation of a wide range of
behavioral phenomena. (50 min + 6 min discussion) Small
Fulllength Sample (11Mb) Classical Signal Detection Theory: ROC AnalysisMay 2003John Wixted Signaldetection theory has been around for decades, but its ability to help one think productively about a wide array of issues is not as widely appreciated as it should be. (xx min) 