Handbook of Operant Behavior

  title={Handbook of Operant Behavior},
  author={Werner K. Honig and John E. R. Staddon},

A Behavior Analytic Paradigm for Adaptive Autonomous Agents

B ehavior Analysis, the scientific study of animal and human behavior and learning described extensively on this Internet site (www.behavior.org), provides a strong conceptual framework for

Nicotine Acutely Enhances Reinforcement from Non-Drug Rewards in Humans

The limited controlled research to date directly assessing nicotine’s acute reinforcement-enhancing effects in humans, particularly as it relates to reinforced behavioral responding for non-drug rewards in non-human animal models, is focused on.

Potential sex differences in the pattern of sensory reinforcers enhanced by nicotine.

Results confirm the comparability of the reinforcement enhancing effects of nicotine via smoking on both auditory and visual rewards, consistent with the notion that enhanced sensory reinforcement may contribute to persistence of smoking behavior, but also suggest the specific pattern of sensory reinforcers enhanced by nicotine may differ between men and women.

Reinforcement enhancing effects of acute nicotine via electronic cigarettes.

Sensory reinforcement-enhancing effects of nicotine via smoking.

Results that generalize from an auditory to a visual reward confirm that acute nicotine intake per se enhances the reinforcing value of sensory rewards, but its effects on the value of other (perhaps nonsensory) types of rewards may be more modest.

Introduction to Teaching the History of Behavior Analysis: Past, Purpose, and Prologue

This article introduces a special section of Perspectives on Behavior Science on teaching the history of behavior analysis. Although behavior is distinctive, behavior analysis is diverse, and the

Women in Behavior Analysis: A Review of the Literature.

Women have played, and continue to play, an important role in behavior analysis. Their participation as authors of journal articles and as journal editors was first quantified in 1983 and has been

Computational simulation and the search for a quantitative description of simple reinforcement schedules

This paper presents a R script named Beak, built to simulate rates of behavior interacting with schedules of reinforcement, and proposes that the best feedback function for the RI schedule was published by Baum (1981), and that the model used by Killeen (1975) is a viable feedbackfunction for the RDRL schedule.

Modeling VI and VDRL feedback functions: searching normative rules through computational simulation

This paper presents a meta-modelling framework for solving the challenge of integrating break-and-run patterns and feedback functions into simple schedules.

A technique of deviant behaviour detection in video surveillance systems based on complex behaviour analysis

A new complex approach to the object behaviour analysis is presented in this paper as well as the integrated distributed classifier generic architecture is described.