Dr. Witnauer

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Contact Info

Phone: (585) 395-2286
Email: jwitnaue@brockport.edu
Office: Holmes 123
Lab Website

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

Recent Representative Publications (* = student coauthor)

  • Witnauer, J. E., *Rhodes, J. L., *Kysor, S., & *Narasiwodeyar, S. (in press).  Sometimes competing retrieval predicts the selective role of within-compound associations in retrospective revaluation. Behavioural Processes.

  • Witnauer, J. E., *Hutchings, R., & Miller, R. R. (2017).  Comparing models of associative learning based on their fit to data.  Behavioural Processes.

  • Miller, R. R. & Witnauer, J. E.  (2015).  Retrospective revaluation: The phenomenon and its theoretical implications.  Behavioural Processes.

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

  • 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

  • Psychology of Learning
  • Biopsychology
  • Graduate Biopsychology
  • Sensation and Perception
  • Psychology Statistics
  • Academic Planning Seminar

CV: James E. Witnauer

Last Updated 3/5/18

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