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James E. Witnauer

  

 

Contact Info:
(585) 395-2286
jwitnaue@brockport.edu
Holmes room 123
Education

State University of New York College at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, BA in Psychology 2005
State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY, MS in Psychology 2007
State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY, PhD in Psychology

Research Interests:
  • Computational models of cognition
  • Associative learning
  • Pavlovian conditioning
Publications:

Witnauer, J. E., & Miller, R. R. (2007). Degraded contingency revisited: Posttraining extinction of a cover stimulus attenuates a target cue's behavioral control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 33, 240-250.

Amundson, J. A., Witnauer, J. E., Pineno, O., & Miller, R. R. (2008). An inhibitory-like within-compound association attenuates overshadowing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 34, 133-143.

Witnauer, J. E., Urcelay, G. P., & Miller, R. R. (2008). Reduced blocking as a result of increasing the number of blocking cues. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 15, 651-655.

Witnauer, J. E., & Miller, R. R. (2009). Contrasting overexpectation and extinction. Behavioral Processes, 81, 322-327.

Witnauer, J. E., Urcelay, G. P., & Miller, R. R. (2009).  A one-system theory that is not propositional.  Behavior and Brain Sciences, 32, 228-229.

Witnauer, J. E., & Miller, R. R. (2010). Within-compound associations in cue interactions. In N. A. Schmajuk (Ed.), Computational Models of Conditioning.

Witnauer, J. E., & Miller, R. R. (2011). Some determinants of second-order conditioning. Learning & Behavior, 39, 12-26.

Laborda, M. A., Witnauer, J. E., & Miller, R. R. (2011). Weaker AAC than ABC renewal effects: The role of context associations.  Learning & Behavior, 39, 46-56.

Witnauer, J. E. & Miller, R. R. (2011).  The role of within-compound associations in learning about absent cues.  Learning & Behavior, 39, 146-162.

Jozefowiez, J., Witnauer, J. E., & Miller, R. R. (2011). Two components of responding in Pavlovian lick suppression.  Learning & Behavior, 39, 138-145.

Jozefowiez, J., Witnauer, J., Miller, R. R. (2012). The temporal pattern of responding in conditioned bar-press suppression: The role of the context switch and training mode. Behavioural Processes, 89(3), 239-243.

Miguez, G., Witnauer, J., Miller, R. R. (2012). The role of contextual associations in producing the partial reinforcement acquisition deficit. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 38(1), 40-51.

Witnauer, J., Miller, R. R. (2012). Associative status of the training context determines the effectiveness of compound extinction. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 38(1), 52-65.

Urcelay, G. P., Witnauer, J. E., & Miller, R. R. (December 2012). The dual role of the context in postpeak performance decrements resulting from extended training.  Learning & Behavior, 40, 476-493.

Witnauer, J. E. & Miller, R. R. (August 2012).  Conditioned suppression is an inverted-U function of footshock intensity.  Learning & Behavior, 41, 94-106.

Witnauer, J. E., *Wojick, B. M., Pollack, C., & Milller, R. R. (September 2012).  Performance factors in associative learning: Assessment of Sometimes Competing Retrieval.  Learning & Behavior, 40, 347-366.

Grants:

Faculty sponsor of Wojick, B. (2011). Performance Factors in Associative Learning. The Brockport Foundation Summer Research Program.

Faculty sponsor of Hutchings, R. (2013).  Conditioned Inhibition in Human Associative Learning.  The Brockport Research Foundation Summer Research Program. 

Awards:
American Psychological Association - CARE Imprinting Award 2008
Binghamton University - Dissertation Year Fellowship 2009-10
Binghamton University – Excellence in Graduate Research 2009-10
The College at Brockport – Discretional Salary Increase 2010-11
Courses:
  • Evolution & Behavior
  • Perception Laboratory
  • Psychology of Learning
  • General Psychology Laboratory
  • Biopsychology
  • Graduate Biopsychology
  • Sensation and Perception
  • Psychology Statistics
CV:

Events

Sat, Apr 26

APA & Library Services
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Research & Database Searching
noon - 1 pm