William Palya

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Recent Learning Publications

Recent Technical Publications

Editorial/Governing Board Memberships

  • Association for Behavior Analysis: Experimental Analysis of Behavior Coordinator 1996-current
  • Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 1996-1999.
  • Society for the Quantitative Analyses of Behavior, 1994-current.
  • Behavior, Research Methods, Instruments & Computers, 1990-current.
  • President, Society for Computers in Psychology, 1994-1995.
  • The Behavior Analyst, 1991-1993.
  • Society for Computers in Psychology, 1993-1995.

Recent Conferences Organized

Documents

  • Palya, W. L. The Conceptual Foundations of Behavior Analysis Vol. 1 (Ed 1.01 2001. (Develops logical foundations.) 251 pages.
  • Palya, W. L. Lecture Notes for Conditioning and Learning (Ed. 2.3, 2001). (Presents conceptual framework and Facts.) 485 pages.
  • Palya, W. L. Experimental Methods Laboratory Manual (11.0 Ed., 1996). (Illustrates basic principles.) 280 pages.
  • Palya, W. L., & Walter, D. E. Document set for the High Performance Experiment Controller (Rev. 1.2, 1993). (Provides instruction set and other information.) 217 pages.
  • Palya, W. L. Research Methods Lecture Notes Vol. 2 (1st Ed., 1992. (Develops statistical foundations.) 305 pages.
  • Palya, W. L., & Walter, D. E. Document set for Experiment Controller(Rev. 2.0, 1990). (Provides instruction set and other information.) 172 pages.

Videos Produced ( SQAB-Invited Preeminent Tutorials From Basics to Contemporary Paradigms)

  • Aversive Events and Behavior - Philip N. Hineline (1997) - (59 + 5 min discussion)
  • Behavioral Economics - Steven R. Hursh (1998) - (62 + 11 min discussion)
  • Behavioral Momentum - John A. Nevin (1998) - (53 + 6 min discussion)
  • Chaos - James T. Townsend (1997) - (57 min)
  • Choice - William M. Baum (1998) - (48 + 8 min discussion)
  • Delay Reduction - Edmund J. Fantino (1997) - (53 min)
  • Dynamics - John E. R. Staddon (1996) - (52 + 5 min discussion)
  • Ecological Psychology - Michael T. Turvey (1999) - (54 min)
  • Evolution - Paul T. Andronis (1999) - (58 min)
  • Matching - Howard Rachlin (1996) - (56 + 17 min discussion)
  • Matching Law, The - Gene M. Heyman (1997) - (58 min)
  • Neural Networks - John W. Donahoe (1999) - (59 min)
  • Radical Behaviorism - John C. Malone (1999) - (51 + 50 min - 2 tapes)
  • Scientist/Practitioner in Behavior Analysis, The: A Case Study - Murray Sidman (1998) - (52 min)
  • Signal Detection - John T. Wixted (1998) - (50 + 6 min discussion)
  • Timing - Peter R. Killeen (1999) - (52 + 12 min discussion)
  • Radical Behaviorism - John Malone (1999) - (1:41 min)
  • Behavioral Pharmacology - Marc Branch (2000) - (53 + 5 min discussion)
  • Evolution, Behavioral Variation, and Plasticity - Gordon Burghardt (2000) - (47 + 7 min discussion)
  • What Reinforcers Do to Behavior - Michael Davison (2001)
  • Quantification - Randolph Grace (2001)
  • Behavior Systems - William Timberlake (2001)
  • Self-control, Choice, and the (Non-Rational) Form of the Discounting Function - Leonard Green (2001)

Websites

  • SEBAC (Southeastern Behavior Analysis Center) image based presentation of research material approximately 250 pages and 120 Mbytes of material (receives about 360 page requests/2600 raw hits per day).
  • Encyclopedia of Psychology Hierarchical set of links to content sites in Psychology, approximately 2000 links (receives about 4000 page requests/14000 raw hits per day; generates about 35 referrals per day to the JSU web pages).
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Guest Reviewer

  • National Science Foundation
  • Small Business Innovative Research Program
  • National Institutes of Health Consultant
  • Psychological Bulletin
  • Animal Learning & Behavior
  • Learning and Motivation
  • Physiology and Behavior
  • Behaviour Processes
  • American Psychologist
  • Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
  • Society for Computers in Psychology
  • Southeastern Psychological Association
  • McGraw-Hill
  • Elsevier
  • Tenure and Promotion Committees, various US universities
  • International Science and Engineering Fair, Special Award Judge, 1994.

Awards

  • 1992 Jacksonville State University Faculty Scholar.

Grants Received

  • $147,000. National Science Foundation, 1989-1992. Development of a Distributed Research Environment for Behavioral and Cognitive Science.
  • $68,000. National Institutes of Health, 1989-1991. Determinants of Responding in Clocked Fixed-Time Schedules.
  • $4,000. National Science Foundation, 1990-1992. Research Experiences for Undergraduates.
  • $150,000. Eminent Scholar Program, Jacksonville State University . 1989-1990. Funding to bring an eminent scholar to the university for one year and to provide for an international conference.
  • $23,000. Jacksonville State University Faculty Research Grants. 1985-2001

Memberships

  • The Psychonomic Society
  • Association for Behavior Analysis
  • Society for the Quantitative Analyses of Behavior
  • American Psychological Association
  • Society for Computers in Psychology
  • Southeastern Association of Behavior Analysts
  • Southeastern Psychological Association


 

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