Expertise

Chris Podlesnik is an Associate Professor with research interests in understanding the role of fundamental learning processes in behavioral persistence and relapse, with an emphasis on translational research. His clinical research interests are in understanding the behavioral processes involved in the maintenance of treatments for severe problem behavior and learning complex discriminations.

Interests:

  • Persistence and Relapse
  • Conditional Discrimination
  • Punishment

Research interests:

  • Understanding the role of fundamental learning and behavioral processes involved in behavioral persistence and relapse. My translational and clinical research interests are in using our understanding of behavioral processes to (1) improve maintenance of treatments for severe problem behavior and (2) teaching complex discriminations.
Past Affiliations

Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, Auburn University

Research Fellow, Department of Pharmacology, Medical School, University of Michigan Health System, University of Michigan (past)

Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science, University of Auckland (past)

Associate Professor, Behavior Analysis, Florida Institute of Technology (past)

Communities
Psychology
Degrees
PhD, Utah State University, 2008
MS, Utah State University, 2005
BA, West Virginia University, 2002
Keywords
learning motivation autism reinforcement