My name is Kenny Jacobs (he/him/his) and I am a Behavior Scientist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral. I am currently a non-tenure track Assistant Professor in Psychology at Salem State University, where I teach, advise, and do research as a full-time faculty member in the Master of Science in Behavior Analysis Program.
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My interests include the various theories of reinforcement in behavior analysis, research methods and statistics in psychology, and language and cognition from a behavior analytic perspective.
My research involves the use of randomization tests and single-case experimental design to make causal inferences about behavior-change. I also use the Python programming language to build experiments with PsychoPy. Go to my GitLab to find publicly available projects for the study of Free-Operant Behavior Online (FOBO).
University of Nevada, Reno Doctor of Philosophy, Psychology May 2018
Temple University Bachelor of Arts, Psychology May 2012
I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology and behavior analysis: General Psychology, Research Methods, Learning, Behavioral Principles, Radical Behaviorism, Experimental Analysis of Behavior, Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior, and Special Topics. I use active learning methods such as interteaching.
PSY 210: Introduction to Learning
PSY 540: Topics in Psychology (Subjectivity in Brain and Behavior)
PSY 545: Seminar in Learning Theory (Science and Human Behavior in Contemporary Society)
PSY 715: Behavioral Principles of Learning
PSY 830: Small N Research Design & Analysis
PSY 875: Directed Study
PSY 997: Special Topics in Behavior Analysis (The Analysis of Complex Verbal Relations)
Response Disequilibrium Theory (RDT) & Response Disequilibrium Treatment (RDTx)