Payne Behavior Lab

The Payne Behavior Lab, affiliated with the Applied Behavior Analysis Masters Program At California State University, Fresno, focuses on behavior analytic research with shelter animals, as well as research on increasing behavior related to environmental sustainability.


Lab News

11/2/18: Another Excellent Fresno State ABA conference in the books. Thank you to all of the speakers!

11/1/18: Welcome to our three newest lab members: Brianna Her, Emily Pengilly, and Joanna Casale

4/23/18: Congrats to former lab member Tatum Winslow on the publication of her thesis in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior!


Partners and Funding

About the Lab

The mission of the Payne Lab is to use the principles of behavior analysis for the benefit of humans and companion animals.

Research Areas

Applied Animal Behavior
Translational Research Non-Human Animals
Environmental Sustainability
Human Operant Research

Current Research

"Assessment and Conditioning of Attention as a Reinforcer for Canine Behavior"
"Assessment of Preference in Animal Shelter Dogs"
"Assessment of a Social Media-Based Group-Oriented Contingency to Reduce Driving Behavior"
"A Comparison of Visual Schedules and Video Modeling to Increase Appropriate Transitions in Children with Autism"

Current Graduate Students

Cruz Salmeron, Sarah Orique, Erin Chrysafis, Emily Pengilly, Brianna Hegr, Joanna Casale

Current Undergraduate Students

Contact Us

For more information about the lab or information about applying, contact us at

spayne@csufresno.edu

Fresno State ABA Master's Program

Dr. Payne's Faculty Page


Dr. Payne

Steven W. Payne, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Education

Ph.D. University of Kansas
M.A. University of Kansas
B.A. University of Florida

Selected Publications

Winslow, T., Payne, S.W., & Massoudi, K.A. (2018). Functional analysis and treatment of problem behavior in three animal shelter dogs. Journal of Veterinary Behavior, 26, 27-37.

Payne, S. W., & Assemi, K. S. (2017). An evaluation of respondent conditioning procedures to decrease barking in an animal shelter. Pet Behaviour Science, 3, 19-24.  doi:10.21071/pbs.v0i3.5758 

Payne, S. W., Dozier, C. L., Briggs, A. M., & Newquist, M. H. (2017). An analysis of group-oriented contingencies and associated side effects. Journal of Behavioral Education,26, 27-52. doi:10.1007/s10864-016-9255-2.

Juanico, J. F., Dozier, C. L., Payne, S. W., Ackerlund Brandt, J. A., & Jowett Hirst, E. (2016). An evaluation of item preference for increasing self-control in typically developing preschool children. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 460-471.

Payne, S. W., & Dozier, C. L. (2013). The use of positive reinforcement as a treatment for problem behavior maintained by negative reinforcement. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 699-703.

Recent Publications

Winslow, T., Payne, S.W., & Massoudi, K.A. (2018). Functional analysis and treatment of problem behavior in three animal shelter dogs. Journal of Veterinary Behavior, 26, 27-37.

Payne, S. W., & Assemi, K. S. (2017). An evaluation of respondent conditioning procedures to decrease barking in an animal shelter. Pet Behaviour Science, 3, 19-24.  doi:10.21071/pbs.v0i3.5758 

Payne, S. W., Dozier, C. L., Briggs, A. M., & Newquist, M. H. (2017). An analysis of group-oriented contingencies and associated side effects. Journal of Behavioral Education,26, 27-52. doi:10.1007/s10864-016-9255-2.

Juanico, J. F., Dozier, C. L., Payne, S. W., Ackerlund Brandt, J. A., & Jowett Hirst, E.  (2016).  An evaluation of item preference for increasing self-control in typically developing preschool children.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 460-471.

Jowett Hirst, E. S., Dozier, C. L., & Payne, S. W. (2016). Efficacy and preference of reinforcement and response cost within token economies. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49. 329-345.

Recent Presentations

Salazar, A., PAYNE, S. W., Orique, S., Cisneros, M., Salmeron, M., Fulgencio, C., & Ruby, S.A. (May 2018). The assessment and conditioning of attention as a reinforcer for shelter dog behavior. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Diego, CA.

Payne, S. W. (October 2017). The evaluation of variables associated with problem behavior in shelter dogs. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Canine Science Conference, Tempe, AZ.

Payne, S.W., SALMERON, M.C., Salazar, A., Orique, S., Cisneros, M., & Fulgencio, C. (May 2017). An evaluation of the efficacy of attention as a reinforcer for shelter dog behavior. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Denver, CO.

PAYNE, S. W., & Assemi, K. (May 2016). An Evaluation of Respondent Conditioning Procedures to Decrease Barking in an Animal Shelter. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

Former Lab Members

Kacie Robles, M.A., BCBA; Tatum Winslow, M.A., BCBA

Janisa Grisom, M.A., BCBA

Andrew Adams, M.A.

Cintya Toledo Fulgencio, M.A.; Alyssa Salazar, M.A.; Martha Cisneros, M.A.

Sandra Ruby, B.A.

Lab Photos

ABAI 2018 in San Diego, CA

Andrew Adams's Thesis Defense

Cintya Toledo Fulgencio's Thesis Defense

Alyssa Salazar's Thesis Defense

Dr. Claudia Dozier visiting for the Annual Fresno State ABA Conference 2017 (2 Generations)

Cruz Salmeron presenting at ABAI 2017 in Denver

Graduation 2017

Janisa Grisom Thesis Defense

Spring Lecture Series Spring 2017