Podlesnik, Christopher

Associate Professor
Behavior Analysis, School of

Chris's research interests mainly involve understanding the role of fundamental learning processes in behavioral persistence and relapse, with an emphasis on translational research. His clinical research interests are in understanding the behavioral processes involved in the maintenance of treatments for severe problem behavior.

Chris received his BA in psychology from West Virginia University, his Master’s and PhD in psychology from Utah State University, and gained postdoctoral research experience in behavioral pharmacology at The University of Michigan. He was a faculty member at The University of Auckland in New Zealand and still holds a position of Honorary Academic there. Chris is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. He also is program chair and president-elect of the Society for the Quantitative Analyses of Behavior, board member of the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, and received both the 2011 B.F. Skinner Early Career Award from Division 25 of the American Psychological Association and the 2016 Federation of Associations in Behavior and Brain Sciences Early Career Impact Award for the Association for Behavior Analysis International.

Educational Background

2008 -- Utah State University, Psychology, PhD

2005 -- Utah State University, Psychology, MS

2002 -- West Virginia University, Psychology, BA

Recognition & Awards

2016 Board Certified Behavior Analyst - Doctoral (BCBA-D)

2016 Federation of Associations in Behavior and Brain Sciences Early Career Impact Award for the Association for Behavior Analysis International

2011 APA Division 25 Early Career Award

Current Courses

BEH 5303 - Experimental Analysis of Behavior

BEH 5505 - Philosophy of Behavior

PSY 3421 - Learning and Motivation

Previous courses

PSY 4521 - Animal Learning and Behavior (Ethology)

Professional Experience

2014-present -- Associate Professor -- Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, USA

2014-2017 -- Honorary Academic -- The University of Auckland, New Zealand

2012-2014 -- Senior Lecturer -- The University of Auckland, New Zealand

2011-2012 -- Lecturer -- The University of Auckland, New Zealand

2008-2011 -- Postdoctoral Researcher -- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

 

Additional Duties

2014-present -- Association of Behavior Analysis International Liaison to the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior

2016-2019 -- Program Chair, Society for the Quantitative Analyses of Behavior

2013-2021 -- Board Member, Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior

2013-2017 -- Associate Editor, Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior

2011-2015 -- Board Member, Society for the Quantitative Analyses of Behavior

2013 -- President and Program Chair, New Zealand Association for Behavior Analysis

2010-2012 -- Board of Editors, Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior

 

Selected Publications

Selected Recent Publication

Kuroda, T., Mizutani, Y., Cançado, C. R. X., & Podlesnik, C. A. (in press). Operant models of relapse in zebrafish (Danio rerio): Resurgence, renewal, and reinstatement. Behavioural Brain Research.


Podlesnik, C. A., Miranda-Dukoski, L., Chan, J. C. K., Bland, V. J., & Bai, J. Y. H. (in press). Generalization of the disruptive effects of alternative stimuli when combined with target stimuli in extinction. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.


Morgan, A. C., Wilder, D. A., Podlesnik, C. A., & Kelley, M. E. (2017). Evaluation of an arm splint belt to reduce self-injury. Behavioral Interventions, 32, 255-261.


Kuroda, T., Mizutani, Y., Cançado, C. R. X., & Podlesnik, C. A. (2017). Reversal learning and resurgence of operant behavior in zebrafish (Danio rerio). Behavioural Processes, 142, 79-83.


Podlesnik, C. A., Kelley, M. E., Jimenez-Gomez, C., & Bouton, M. E. (2017). Renewed behavior produced by context change and its implications for treatment maintenance: A review. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 50, 675-697.


Nevin, J. A., Craig, A. R., Cunningham, P. J., Podlesnik, C. A., Shahan, T. A., & Sweeney, M. M. (2017). Quantitative models of persistence and relapse from the perspective of behavioral momentum theory: Fits and misfits. Behavioural Processes, 141, 92-99.


Kelley, M. E., Nadler, C. B., Rey, C., Cowie, S. J., & Podlesnik, C. A. (2017). Noncontingent reinforcement competes with response performance. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 107, 343-353.


Dale, A. R., Podlesnik, C. A., & Elliffe, D. (2017). Evaluation of an aversion-based program designed to reduce predation of native birds by dogs: An analysis of training records for 1156 dogs. Journal of Applied Animal Behavior Science, 191, 59-66.


Liddon, C. J., Kelley, M. E., & Podlesnik, C. A. (2017). An animal model of differential reinforcement of alternative behavior. Learning & Motivation, 58, 48-58.


Bai, J. Y. H., Cowie, S. J., & Podlesnik, C. A. (2017). Quantitative analysis of local-level resurgence. Learning & Behavior, 45, 76-88.


Bai, J. Y. H., & Podlesnik, C. A. (2017). No impact of repeated extinction exposures on operant responding maintained by different reinforcement rates. Behavioural Processes, 138, 29- 33.


Bai, J. Y. H., Chan, J. C. K., Elliffe, D., & Podlesnik, C. A. (2016). Stimulus-reinforcer relations established during training determine resistance to extinction and relapse via reinstatement. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 106, 225-241.


Bland, V. J., Bai, J. Y. H., Fullerton, J. A., & Podlesnik, C. A. (2016). Signaled alternative reinforcement and the persistence of operant behavior. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 106, 22-33.


Podlesnik, C. A., Bai, J. Y. H., & Skinner, K. A. (2016). Greater alternative response and reinforcement rates increase disruption of target responding when combining stimuli. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 105, 427-444.


Podlesnik, C. A., & Jimenez-Gomez, C. (2016). Contrafreeloading, reinforcement rate, and behavioral momentum. Behavioural Processes, 128, 24-28.


Miranda-Dukoski, L., Bensemann, J., & Podlesnik, C. A. (2016). Training reinforcement rates, resistance to extinction, and the role of context in reinstatement. Learning & Behavior, 44, 29-48.


Kuroda, T., Cançado, C. R. X., & Podlesnik, C. A. (2016). Resistance to change and resurgence in humans engaging in a computer task. Behavioural Processes, 125, 1-5.

 

For a complete list of publications:

http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=xataQTcAAAAJ

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Christopher_Podlesnik