Darlene Crone-Todd


Professional Details

Title Chairperson
Department Psychology
Email darlene.cronetodd@salemstate.edu
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Recent and Upcoming Courses

PSY 328 Applied Behavior Analysis I
PSY 338 Applied Behavioral Analysis II
PSY 519 Internship Preparation
PSY 521 Applied Behavior Analysis Internship
PSY 530 Directed Study in Psychology
PSY 531 Independent Research in Psychology
PSY 540 Seminar: Topics in Psychology
PSY 545 Seminar in Learning Theory
PSY 600H Honors in Psychology
PSY 601H Honors Independent Research in Psychology
PSY 715 Behavioral Principles of Learning
PSY 830 Small N Research Design & Analysis
PSY 875 Directed Study
PSY 876 Directed Study
PSY 997 Special Topics in Behavior Analysis
PSY 999 Psychology Masters Thesis II

Professional Biography

Dr. D. E. Crone-Todd (University of Manitoba, 2002) is a Professor in Psychology at Salem State University. She designed and coordinates the graduate program in Behavior Analysis, and has presented in over 50 symposia at conferences worldwide, including time spent researching and presenting in Brazil. She has published research in peer-reviewed journals including, The Behavior Analyst TodayThe Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, and Substance Use and Misuse. Dr. Crone-Todd completed a post-doc at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Behavior Pharmacology in 2003. Her current research interests include human choice behavior, computer-mediated learning environments, creative and higher-order thinking, and shaping behavior. Ongoing projects involve behavioral interventions related to wellness, and to facilitating student success.

Professional Interests

Basic learning principles involved in computer-assisted teaching and learning,higher-order thinking and complex behavior, the shaping and chaining process, and the application of behavioral principles and procedures with difficult behavioral problems.

Responsibilities

Chairperson & Professor, Psychology

Coordinator, Behavior Analysis Graduate Program

 

Selected Publications

Crone-Todd, D.E. (2018). On terminology: Differential reinforcement to decrease behavior. Operants: The B. F. Skinner Foundation Report, Q2, 6-8.

Dickstein-Fischer, L., Crone-Todd, D. E., Chapman, I. M., & Fathima, A. (2018). Socially assistive robots: current status and future prospects for autism interventions. Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Health, 5, 15-25.

Crone-Todd, D. E. (2018). Interview with Sofia Leite. Operants: The B. F. Skinner Foundation Report, Q1, 16-17, 20.

Crone-Todd, D. E. (2018). An example of using pop culture to teach undergraduates. Operants: The B. F. Skinner Foundation Report, Q1, 34.

Crone-Todd, D. E. (2017). It comes in threes: On secular humanism and behaviorism. Operants, B. F. Skinner Foundation publication. Operants: The B. F. Skinner Foundation Report, Q2, 34-35.

Miller, P. M., & Crone-Todd, D. E. (2016). Comparing different ways of using the model of hierarchical complexity to evaluate graduate students. Behavioral Development Bulletin, 21, 223-239.

Crone-Todd, D. E. (2015). On the science of examining the products of private events. Operants: The B. F. Skinner Foundation Report, Q3, 34-41.

Commons, M. L., Crone-Todd, D. E., & Chen, S. J. (2014). Using SAFMEDs and direct instruction to teach the model of hierarchical complexity. The Behavior Analyst Today, 1-2, 31-45.

DeFulio, A., Crone-Todd, D. E., Long, L. L., & Silverman, K. (2011). Using words instead of randomly arranged characters as stimuli in a keyboarding training program improves fluency outcomes for adult learners. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 921-924.

Selected Presentations

Crone-Todd, D. E. (May, 2018). Using behavior analytic methods to improve university study skills for military veterans. Symposium presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Diego, CA.

Crone-Todd, D. E. (May, 2018). Stimulus Equivalence and Transfer of Functions: Basic and Translational Research. Invited discussant for symposium presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Diego, CA.

Crone-Todd, D. E. (April, 2018). Behavior change as an evolutionary process. Invited presentation to the Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute, Salem, MA.

Dickstein-Fischer, L., Crone-Todd, D. E., Chapman, I., & Fischer, G. (November, 2017). Do social robots have a place in the practice of applied behavior analysis? Poster presentation at the Associaton for Behavior Analysis International, Paris, France.

Crone-Todd, D. E. (November, 2017). A behavior-based intervention for military veteran university students. Symposium presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Paris, France.

Crone-Todd, D. E., & MacDonald, J. (October, 2017). The pearls and perils of graduate programs in ABA. Panel presentation at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis & Therapy, Amherst, MA.

Crone-Todd, D. E. (August, 2017). Stimulus equivalence relations: Basic experiments, applications, and translational research. Mini-course provided at the Federal University of Sao Carlos, SP, Brazil.

Crone-Todd, D. E. (August, 2017). Behavior analysis and ethics: Contingencies, rule-governed, and contingency-shaped behavior. Invited presentation at the annual Ethics in Professional Practice conference, Beverly, MA.

Barbara, Z., & Crone-Todd, D. E. (May, 2017). A theoretical comparison of behaviorism and humanism. Poster presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Denver, CO.

Crone-Todd, D. E., Hunt, B. C., & Prue, K. E. (May, 2017). Behavior analysis of complex human behavior. Presentation at the Mass ABA conference in Marlborough, MA.

Crone-Todd, D. E. (May 2017). On being a humanistic behaviorist. Symposium presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Denver, CO.

Crone-Todd, D. E., & Hunt, B. C. (March, 2017). Variability in the shaping process: The ups and downs of reinforcement and extinction. Presentation at the Winter Conference on Animal Learning and Behavior, Park City, UT.