I was born and raised in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. I earned a BS and a MA in psychology from Western Michigan University and a PhD in psychology (with a specialization in Behavior Analysis) from West Virginia University before coming to St. Lawrence. My research focuses broadly on the experimental analysis of human and non-human behavior. I use quantitative methods and laboratory models to study the variables that control behavior in our complex world. Recently in my lab, we've been investigating learning and behavior in rat models of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I am also interested in using behavior analytic principles to improve the relationships humans have with domesticated animals (applied animal behavior research)-especially horses. I enjoy spending time outdoors on the farm with my wife, our son, Luther, and our animals. I am also an avid runner, and I play bass guitar in my wife's band.
Recent Publications (SLU students in bold):
Fox, A. E. (2018). The future is upon us. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, 18, 144-150.
Fox, A. E., & Kyonka, E. G. E. (2017). Searching for the variables that control human rule-governed "insensitivity." Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. In Press.
Fox, A. E., Caramia, S. R., Haskell, M. M., Ramey, A. L., & Singha, D. (2017). Stimulus control in two rodent models of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Behavioural Processes, 135, 16-24.
Fox, A. E., & Kyonka, E. G. E. (2016). Effects of signaling on temporal control of behavior in response-initiated fixed intervals. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 106, 210-224.
Fox, A. E., Prue, K. E., & Kyonka, E. G. E. (2016). What is timed in a fixed-interval temporal bisection task? Learning & Behavior, 44, 366-377.
Daniels, C. W., Fox, A. E., Kyonka, E. G. E., & Sanabria, F. (2015). Biasing temporal judgments in rats, pigeons, and humans. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 28, 1-18.
Fox, A. E., & Belding, D. L. (2015). Reducing pawing in horses using positive reinforcement. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 936-940. (This research was featured in The Horse magazine and in EQUUS magazine.)
Fox, A. E., & Kyonka, E. G. E. (2015). Timing in response-initiated fixed intervals. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 103, 375-392.
Recent Presentations with Students (SLU students in bold):
Visser, E. J., Nicholson, A. M., & Fox, A. E. (2018, May). Two types of impulsivity in two rodent models of ADHD. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for the Quantitative Analyses of Behavior, San Diego, CA.
Nicholson, A. M., Hart, C. W., Poulin, C., Currie, P. M., Schreder, A., Joyce, J. M., Visser, E. J., & Fox, A. E. (2018, March). Interventions aimed at changing impulsive choice behavior in rats. Poster presented at the meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA.
Nicholson, A. M., Visser, E. J., DeCoteau, W. E., & Fox, A. E. (2017, October). Timing and impulsive choice in a rat model of autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA.
Fox, A. E., Caramia, S. R., Haskell, M. M., Ramey, A. L., & Singha, D. (2017, May). Stimulus control in two rodent models of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. In V. J. Bland (chair), Stimulus Control: Testing the Boundaries. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Denver, CO.
Updated: July, 2018
Regularly Taught Courses:
- Psychology 101: Introduction to Psychology
- Psychology 205: Research Methods with Laboratory
- Psychology 401: Learning with Laboratory
- Psychology 4010: Applied Behavior Analysis Seminar