2015 Behavioral Sciences Conference of the North (BSCN)

April 18th, 2015

 

Guest Presenters

Todd McKercharTodd McKerchar, Ph.D., BCBA-D 
Dr. McKerchar applies concepts and procedures from behavioral economics to better understand human choice and behavioral decision making. With colleagues and students, he conduct studies on temporal and probability discounting processes. The goals of this research are to (a) determine how these processes are affected by experimental manipulation (e.g., amount, sign) and (b) describe the quantitative characteristics of the functions that best describe these processes. His work may have implications for the understanding of impulsive and risky behavior.
pm2012Paige McKerchar, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. McKerchar's interest is in the application of behavior analysis to young children and individuals with developmental disabilities. To date, that research has focused on the assessment and treatment of problem behavior, sign language training with infants and toddlers, and the improvement of teaching and behavior management methods in child care settings. Dr. McKerchar is the Director of the Center for Behavioral Studies, Executive Director of the Alabama Association for Behavior Analysis (ALABA),  Associate of Professional Behavior Analysts (ABPA), and current head of the Psychology Department at Jacksonville State University.