|Office||Meier Hall 224G|
|PSY 210||Introduction to Learning|
|PSY 519||Internship Preparation|
|PSY 540||Seminar: Topics in Psychology|
|PSY 545||Seminar in Learning Theory|
|PSY 715||Behavioral Principles of Learning|
|PSY 830||Small N Research Design & Analysis|
|PSY 875||Directed Study|
|PSY 899||Psychology Masters Thesis I|
|PSY 997||Special Topics in Behavior Analysis|
|PSY 999||Psychology Masters Thesis II|
Kenneth W. Jacobs, Ph.D., BCBA-D earned his doctorate in psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Jacobs was trained in the theory, philosophy, and experimental analysis of human behavior.
Behaviorism as a philosophy of science, pragmatism as a way of life, and single-case experimental design as a way of understanding behavior-change in real time.
Interbehavioral Regulation Lab (IRL)
The IRL studies complex human behavior in various settings. Complexity is what demands an inter-behavioral analysis. Our current work covers the following topics:
Please contact Dr. Jacobs for more information about IRL meetings.
Jacobs, K.W. (in preparation). Response disequilibrium as a determinant of instrumental performance: A replication and theory.
Barcelos Nomicos, L., Jacobs, K.W., Locey, M. (2020). The effects of obligatory and preferential frames on delay discounting. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 36, 74-86. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40616-020-00127-0
Jacobs, K. W. (2020). A pragmatic sign theory of truth for the behavioral sciences. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 16, 172–177. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcbs.2020.04.010
Jacobs, K.W., Morford, Z. H., & King, J. E. (2019). Disequilibrium in behavior analysis: A disequilibrium theory redux. Behavioural Processes, 162, 197-204. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beproc.2019.02.006
Jacobs, K.W. (2019). Replicability and randomization test logic in behavior analysis. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 111(2), 329-341. https://doi.org/10.1002/jeab.501
Dowdy, A., & Jacobs, K. W. (2019). An empirical evaluation of the disequilibrium model to increase independent seatwork for an individual diagnosed with autism. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 12(3), 617-621. http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s40617-018-00307-4
Jacobs, K. W., Morford, Z. H., King, J. E., & Hayes, L. J. (2017). Predicting the effects of interventions: A tutorial on the disequilibrium model. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 10(2), 195-208. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40617-017-0176-x
Killeen, P. R., & Jacobs, K. W. (2017). Coal is not black, snow is not white, food is not a reinforcer: the roles of affordances and dispositions in the analysis of behavior. The Behavior Analyst, 40(1) 17-38. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40614-016-0080-7
Killeen, P. R., & Jacobs, K. W. (2017). The modulated contingency. The Behavior Analyst, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40614-017-0101-1