Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York
 


James S. MacDonall, ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
Dealy 338
441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458-9993
Phone: 718-817-3880; Fax: 718-817-3785
Email: jmacdonall@fordham.edu
Office Hours: Tuesday 9am-11am; Wednesday 9am-10am; Friday 10am-11am and by appointment

Curriculum Vitae
Education | Research | Projects | Courses | Professional ExpertisePublicationsPresentations


Education Top
  • 1970 BA, Psychology major, Oglethorpe University
  • 1973 MA in Psychology, Boston University
  • 1976 PhD in Experimental Psychology, Boston University

Major Research Interests Top
  • Mathematical models of behavior - modeling choice in animals
  • Stimulus influences on behavior - errorless learning of complex discriminations in animals
  • Stimulus influences on behavior - forming relational concepts in animals
  • Stimulus influences on behavior - animal cognition

Projects Top
  • Modeling choice in interventions for behavior disorders (PI)
  • Using Errorless Methods to Produce Stimulus Equivalence in Pigeons (PI)

Courses Top
  • PSYC 2200 - Learning
  • PSYC 3901 - Applied Behavior Analysis
    • Lab in Behavior Analysis
  • PSYC 4600 - Contemporary Behaviorism

Further Professional Expertise/Experience/Tasks  Top
  • Board of Directors, Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
  • Member, American Psychological Association
  • Member, Association for Behavior Analysis
  • Member, Eastern Psychological Association
  • Member, Psychonomic Society
  • Member, Sigma Xi

Selected Publications Top

A complete listing of all of Dr. MacDonall's published works may be obtained by visiting DigitalResearch@fordham.edu.

Selected Presentations Top

    UNDERGRADUATE SPONSORED PRESENTATIONS

  • McMahon, J. & MacDonall, J. S. (2008). Choice among topographically different responses. Annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association.
  • Gons, S. & MacDonall, J. S. (2008). Magnitudes of Reinforcers and the Stay/Switch model. Annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association.
  • Asumma, D. & MacDonall. J. S. (2007). Varying Reinforcement For Switching Changes Preference. Annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association.
  • Affrunti, N. & MacDonall, J. S. (2007). Concurrent Schedules: Is Responding At One Alternative Independent Of Reinforcers Arranged At The Other Alternative? Annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association.
  • MacDonall, J. S. & Goodell, J. (2004). Can novel methods of arranging reinforcer allocation produce biases in descriptions by the generalized matching law? Annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, April 2004.
  • MacDonall, J. S. & Juliano, A. (2004). Can the Generalized Matching law describe results when rates of earning reinforcers at the alternatives vary independently of reinforcer allocation? Annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, April 2004.

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