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Cynthia J. Pietras

Cynthia Pietras

Cynthia J. Pietras
Associate Professor

Office: (269) 387-4464

3762 Wood Hall, Mail Stop 5439

Mailing address
Department of Psychology
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5439 USA

Ph.D., Psychology, University of Florida, 2000
M.S., Psychology, University of Florida, 1997
B.S., Psychology, University of Florida, 1993
B.A., Anthropology, University of Florida, 1993

Dr. Cynthia J. Pietras is an associate professor of psychology and a member of the behavior analysis faculty. She also serves as co-chair for the Behavioral Analysis graduate program.

Teaching interests

  • Behavioral research methods
  • Verbal behavior
  • Experimental analysis of behavior

Research interests

  • Behavioral pharmacology, models of choice
  • Pro-social and aggressive behavior
  • Experimental analysis of human and nonhuman behavior

Area of expertise

  • Behavior analysis
    Experimental analysis of human and nonhuman behavior, pro-social behavior (e.g., cooperation, altruism) and aggressive behavior, risky choices and self-control, behavioral pharmacology and behavioral ecology.