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. In the past I have studied rule-governed behavior, choice, punishment, and temporal learning (i.e. how organisms perceive time). I am also interested in using behavior analytic principles to improve the relationships humans have with domesticated animals (applied animal behavior research). I am an avid runner and enjoy spending time outdoors with my wife and our two dogs. I also play bass guitar and am particularly fond of blues music.
Fox, A. E., Reid, A. K., & Kyonka, E. G. E. (2014). Behavioral history and pigeons’ “guiding cues” performance. The Psychological Record, 64, 403-413.
Fox, A. E., & Kyonka, E. G. E. (2014). Choice and timing in pigeons under differing levels of food deprivation. Behavioural Processes, 106, 82-90.
Fox, A. E., & Kyonka, E. G. E. (2013). Pigeon responding on fixed-interval and response-initiated fixed-interval schedules of reinforcement. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior,100, 187-197.
Fox, A. E., & Pietras, C. J. (2013). The effects of response-cost punishment on instructional control during a choice task. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 99, 346-361.
Fox, A. E., Bailey, S. R., Hall, E. G., & St. Peter, C. C. (2012). Differential reinforcement of other behavior to reduce biting and chewing of horses. Behavioural Processes, 91, 125-128.
Fox, A. E., Lastinger, D. A., & Kyonka, E. G. E. (2014, May). Temporal control in signaled response-initiated fixed-interval schedules: aggregated and single-trial analyses. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.
Fox, A. E., Prue, K. E., & Kyonka, E. G. E. (2014, May). Human and pigeon timing in a fixed-interval free-operant psychophysical choice procedure. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for the Quantitative Analyses of Behavior, Chicago, IL.
Updated: August, 2014
Regularly Taught Courses:
- Psychology 100/101: Introduction to Psychology
- Psychology 205: Research Methods
- Psychology 401: Learning
Sample Student Projects Supervised:
- Pika Singa '16: Temporal Processing in the Spontaneously Hypertensive Rat Model of ADHD (Summer 2014)
- Katie Prue '14: Effects of Working Memory Load on Human Temporal Perception (Spring 2014)
- Devon Belding '14: Differential Reinforcement of Other Behavior to Reduce Pawing in Horses (Fall 2013-Spring 2014)