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). For example, we recently published Devon Belding's ('14) senior honors thesis on reducing repetitive pawing behavior in horses. I enjoy spending time outdoors on the farm with my wife, our new 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. (2017). The future is upon us. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice. Accepted for publication. (invited commentary)
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:
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 to be 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.
Fox, A. E., *Roussard, Q., & Singha, D (2017, March). Effects of acute and chronic prefeeding on timing. Poster presented at the meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA. (*presenting author)
Bagger, J., Mason, K., Mink, L., Mitguy, J., & Fox, A. E. (2017, March). Reducing food waste in an all-you-can-eat university dining facility. Poster presented at the meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
To find out more about recent and past research, you can visit my Researchgate webpage.
Updated: October, 2017
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