Eric S. Murphy
EducationPh.D., Washington State University, 2003;
M.S., Washington State University, 2000;
B.A., University of Alaska Anchorage, 1998.
Professional and Departmental Service
McSweeney, F. K., & Murphy, E. S. (Eds.).(2014). The Wiley-Blackwell handbook of operant and classical conditioning. Oxford: John Wiley & Sons.
Mock, K., & Murphy, E. S., & Donovan, S.(Eds.). (2012). Mentoring undergraduates in research and scholarship (2nd ed.). Anchorage, AK: University of Alaska Anchorage.
Selected Peer Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters
Murphy, E. S., & Lupfer. G. J. (2014). Basic principles of operant conditioning. In F. K. McSweeney & E. S. Murphy (Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell handbook of operant and classical conditioning (pp. 167-194). Oxford: John Wiley & Sons.
Murphy, E. S., Murphy, K. L., Harding, J. W., & Wright, J. W. (2013). A mathematical description of habituation and recovery of the head-shake response in rats. In A. Buskirk (Ed.), Habituation: Theories, characteristics and biological mechanisms (pp. 123-144). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science.
Murphy, E. S., & Mock, K. (2012). Value of undergraduate research and scholarship. In K. Mock, E. S. Murphy, & S. Donovan(Eds.), Mentoring undergraduates in research and scholarship (2nd ed.) (pp. 9-13). Anchorage, AK: University of Alaska Anchorage.
Murphy, E. S., & Madigan, R. J. (2011). Teaching classical and operant conditioning in a laboratory-based course: Eight effective experiments. Journal of Behavioral and Neuroscience Research, 9, 120-137.
Lupfer-Johnson, G., Murphy, E. S., Blackwell, L. C., LaCasse, J. L., & Drummond, S. (2010). Effects of rate of reinforcement and reinforcer flavor variety on within-session changes in operant responding in dwarf hamsters (Phodopus campbelli). Behavioural Processes, 84, 573-580.
McSweeney, F. K., & Murphy,
E. S. (2009). Sensitization and habituation regulate reinforcer
effectiveness. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 92, 189-198.
Holtfreter, K. L., Murphy, E. S., Harding, J. W., & Wright, J. W. (2008).Effects of suprachiasmatic nucleus lesions on habituation of the head-shake response. Neuroscience Letters, 439, 203-207.
Murphy, E. S., McSweeney, F. K., & Kowal, B. P. (2007). Motivation to consume alcohol in rats: The role of habituation. In P.W. O’Neal (Ed.), Motivation of Health Behavior (pp. 111-126). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science.
Murphy, E. S., McSweeney, F. K., Kowal, B. P., McDonald, J., & Wiediger, R. V. (2006). Spontaneous recovery and dishabituation of ethanol-reinforced responding in alcohol-preferring rats. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 14, 471-482.
Murphy, E. S., Harding, J. W., Muhunthan, K., Holtfreter, K., & Wright, J. W. (2005). Role of mitogen-activated protein kinases during recovery from head-shake response habituation in rats. Brain Research, 1050, 170-179.
Wright, J. W., Murphy, E. S., Elijah, I. E., Holtfreter, K. L., Davis, C. J., Olson, M. L., Muhunthan, K., & Harding, J. W. (2004).Influence of hippocampectomy on habituation, exploratory behavior, and spatial memory in rats. Brain Research, 1023, 1-14.
Murphy, E. S., McSweeney, F. K., Smith, R. G., & McComas, J. J. (2003). Dynamic changes in reinforcer effectiveness: Theoretical, methodological, and practical implications for applied research. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 36, 421-438.
McSweeney, F. K., Murphy, E. S., & Kowal, B. P. (2001). Within-session changes in responding during concurrent variable interval variable ratio schedules. Behavioural Processes, 55, 163-179.
McSweeney, F. K., & Murphy, E. S. (2000). Criticisms of the satiety hypothesis as an explanation for within-session decreases in responding. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 74, 347-361.