2004-05 Events and Colloquia

The Department of Psychology at Western Michigan University hosts presentations each year.

"Modern Training Techniques as a Critical Tool in Zoo and Aquarium Animal Care"

Ken Ramirez 
Shedd Aquarium
Director of Animal Training  

March 18, 2005

Roundtable discussion with students.

"Delay and Choice: The Use of System Delays to Produce Behavior Change"

Ronald Van Houten, Ph.D.

March 11, 2005

Dr. Ronald Van Houten is a professor of psychology at Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. A nationally recognized expert in behavior based safety, Van Houten has published numerous articles in leading behavior analysis, safety and transportation journals. He has received over two million dollars in grants to support his research on traffic and pedestrian safety. 

"Stage-Matched: Prevention of Smoking Behavior in Japanese Junior High School Students"

Keiko Otake, Ph.D.
Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan,
University of Michigan Visiting Scholar

Jan. 13, 2005

"The WMU Center for Autism"

Jim Carr, Ph.D.
Western Michigan University
Associate Professor of Psychology

Oct. 27, 2004

"The Science of Science"

Linda Hayes, Ph.D. 
University of Nevada, Reno
Professor of Psychology

Oct. 15, 2004

Dr. Linda Hayes is the president of the Association for Behavior Analysis, International and the 2003 recipient of APA’s Division 25 Fred S. Keller Behavioral Education Award. Hayes is the Department of Psychology’s outstanding alumnus for 2004.

"A Behavior Analyst’s Reaction to the 9/11 Commission Report"

Mark Alavosius, Ph.D.,
Western Michigan University
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Sept. 29, 2004