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Professor Mary Foster

  • Peisley, M., Foster, T. M., & Sargisson, R. J. (2019). Reinforcing the prospective remembering of children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 1-13. doi:10.1002/jaba.546

  • Bruce, J. -A. M., Jackson, S. M. K., Bizo, L. A., McEwan, J. A. S., & Foster, T. M. (2019). Reinforcer quality matters: A test of the mathematical principles of reinforcement with domestic hens (Gallus Gallus domesticus). Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. doi:10.1002/jeab.538

  • Kong, X., McEwan, J. S., Bizo, L. A., & Foster, M. T. (2018). Generalization of learned variability across multiple dimensions in humans. Behavioural Processes, 1-9. doi:10.1016/j.beproc.2018.10.020

  • Kong, X., McEwan, J., Bizo, L. A., & Foster, T. M. (2017). An analysis of U-Value as a measure of variability. The Psychological Record, -online, 1-6. doi:10.1007/s40732-017-0219-2 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/11009

  • Browne, C. M., Starkey, N. J., Foster, T. M., & McEwan, J. S. (2017). Examination of the accuracy and applicability of information in popular books on dog training. Society and Animals, 1-25. doi:10.1163/15685306-12341453 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/11365

  • Young, R., Foster, T. M., & Bizo, L. A. (2017). The effects of reinforcer magnitude in the preceding and upcoming ratios on between-ratio pausing in multiple, mixed, and single fixed-ratio schedules. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 108(3), 414-432. doi:10.1002/jeab.290

  • Graddy, J., Edwards, T., & Foster, T. M. (2017). The relationship between derived relational responding and performance on an IQ test. In New Zealand Association for Behaviour Analysis 14th Annual Conference. Conference held at Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.

  • Ellis, H., Edwards, T. L., Sargisson, R. J., & Foster, T. M. (2017). Manipulating response durations of giant African pouched rats. In New Zealand Association for Behaviour Analysis 14th Annual Conference. Conference held at Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.

  • Blackmore, T. L., Temple, W., & Foster, T. M. (2016). Selective attention in dairy cattle. Behavioural Processes, 129, 37-40. doi:10.1016/j.beproc.2016.06.001 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/11003

  • Sluter, K., Foster, T., McEwan, J., & Edwards, T. L. (2016). Persistence of behaviour in the presence of disruptors. In 13th Annual New Zealand Association for Behaviour Analysis Conference. Conference held at University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Dr James McEwan

Associate Professor Lewis Bizo

  • Bruce, J. -A. M., Jackson, S. M. K., Bizo, L. A., McEwan, J. A. S., & Foster, T. M. (2019). Reinforcer quality matters: A test of the mathematical principles of reinforcement with domestic hens (Gallus Gallus domesticus). Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. doi:10.1002/jeab.538

  • Cameron, K. E., Clarke, K. H., Bizo, L. A., & Starkey, N. J. (2016). Concurrent progressive-ratio and fixed-ratio schedule performance under geometric and arithmetic progressions by brushtail possums. Behavioural Processes, 126, 94-100. doi:10.1016/j.beproc.2016.03.015

  • Cameron, K. E., Bizo, L. A., & Starkey, N. J. (2015). Assessment of demand for food under concurrent PR and FR schedules in the brushtail possum (Trichosurus Vulpecula). International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 28, 1-19. Retrieved from http://escholarship.org/uc/item/2ng716nq Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/9783

  • Bicknell, S., Foster, T. M., & Bizo, L. (2015). The relation between preference and price of different amounts of food with hens (preference and price). Poster session presented at the meeting of NZABA Annual Conference 2015 (New Zealand Association for Behaviour Analysis). Conference held at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

  • Bremner, S., & Bizo, L. A. (2015). Performance of brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpeca) on concurrent DRL VI schedules of reinforcement. Poster session presented at the meeting of NZABA Annual Conference 2015 (New Zealand Association for Behaviour Analysis). Conference held at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

  • Clarke, K. H., Bizo, L. A., & McEwan, J. (2015). Brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) counting using response sequences under ratio reinforcement. Poster session presented at the meeting of NZABA Annual Conference 2015 (New Zealand Association for Behaviour Analysis). Conference held at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

  • Jackson, S., Foster, T. M., McEwan, J., & Bizo, L. (2015). A microanalysis of body weight as a Motivating Operation. In NZABA Annual Conference 2015 (New Zealand Association for Behaviour Analysis). Conference held at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

  • Jackson, S. M. K., Bizo, L. A., Foster, T. M., & McEwan, J. (2015). A microanalysis of the effect of bodyweight on operant behaviour with hens. In ABAI 41st Annual Convention (Association for Behavior Analysis International). Conference held at Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas, United States.

  • Yang, A., McEwan, J. S. A., & Bizo, L. A. (2015). Suboptimal choice behaviour across different reinforcement probabilities. Poster session presented at the meeting of NZABA Annual Conference 2015 (New Zealand Association for Behaviour Analysis). Conference held at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

  • Young, R., Foster, T. M., & Bizo, L. (2015). Effects of reinforcement duration on the previous and upcoming ratios on between-ratio pausing in fixed-ratio schedules. In NZABA Annual Conference 2015 (New Zealand Association for Behaviour Analysis). Conference held at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Dr Rebecca Sargisson

  • Sivasubramaniyam, R. D., Charlton, S. G., & Sargisson, R. J. (2020). Mode choice and mode commitment in commuters. Travel Behaviour and Society, 19, 20-32. doi:10.1016/j.tbs.2019.10.007 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/13370

  • Keizer, M., Sargisson, R. J., van Zomeren, M., & Steg, L. (2019). When personal norms predict the acceptability of push and pull car-reduction policies: Testing the ABC model and low-cost hypothesis. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 64, 413-423. doi:10.1016/j.trf.2019.06.005

  • Peisley, M., Foster, T. M., & Sargisson, R. J. (2019). Reinforcing the prospective remembering of children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 1-13. doi:10.1002/jaba.546

  • Campbell, M. L., Peters, L., McMains, C., de Campos, M. C. R., Sargisson, R., Blackwell, B., & Hewitt, C. L. (2019). Are our beaches safe? Quantifying the human health impact of anthropogenic beach litter on people in New Zealand. Science of the Total Environment, 651, 2400-2409. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.10.137

  • Hamerton, H., Hunt, S., Smith, K., & Sargisson, R. J. (2018). Community resistance and resilience following an environmental disaster in Aotearoa/New Zealand. In L. Dominelli (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Green Social Work (pp. 420-430). Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315183213

  • Ellis, H. M., Watkins, E. E., Sargisson, R., Cox, C., & Edwards, T. L. (2018). Trialing a semi-automated line cage for scent detection by African pouched rats. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, 1-15. doi:10.1037/bar0000095

  • Sargisson, R. J. (2018). Do parking fees affect commuting choices of staff and students on a university campus?. International Journal of Transport Development and Integration, 2(2), 189-201. doi:10.2495/TDI-V2-N2-189-201

  • Phizacklea, T., & Sargisson, R. J. (2018). The cyberbullying experiences survey with New Zealand psychology students. International Journal of Psychology & Behavior Analysis, 4(146), 1-6. doi:10.15344/2455-3867/2018/146

  • Hodge, E. -L., Robertson, N., & Sargisson, R. J. (2017). Mobile technologies in schools: The student voice. Teachers and Curriculum, 17(2), 71-76. doi:10.15663/tandc.v17i2.157 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/11746

  • Singh, S., Starkey, N. J., & Sargisson, R. J. (2017). Using SmartQuit, an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy smartphone application, to reduce smoking intake. Digital Health, 3, 1-9. doi:10.1177/2055207617729535