Prof. Peter R. Killeen

Peter R. Killeen

Emeritus Professor of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Arizona State University (USA)

Personal page: https://webapp4.asu.edu/directory/person/56114

List of publications (pdf)

Education: Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology at Harvard University.

Research interests: Ontologies and epistemologies; Scientific explanation, scientific inference, statistics, models and data; Time, motivation, learning; Schedules of reinforcement; Discount functions; Information; Psychophysics; Adjunctive behaviors.

Present positions: Editorial Board, Brain & Behavioral Functions ● Editorial Board, Comparative Cognition & Behavior Review ● Memberships: Fellow of the Society of Experimental Psychologists.

Awards and acknowledgments: Ernest and Josephine Hilgard Award for the Best Theoretical Paper (Killeen & Nash, The four causes of hypnosis, 2003) ● Poetry in Science Award, Society for the Quantitative Analyses of Behavior, 2002 ● Senior Scientist Award from National Institute of Mental Health ● American Psychological Association F. J. McGuigan Lectureship on Understanding the Human Mind.

Web resources on Professor Killeen: Peter Killeen short bio at ABAI - Association of Behavior Analysis International (http://www.abainternational.org/Common/fellows/killeen_peter.asp) ● Videolectures: Peter Killeen’s last lecture at the Arizona State University (video: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=killeen%20last%20lecture&search_type=&aq=f) ● Peter Killeen’s SQAB Tutorials: Timing (1999), Analyses of response times (2003), The law of affect (2007), The St. Petersburg Paradox (2007) (video: http://sqab.psychology.org/tutorials.php) .



SOME PUBLICATIONS AVAILABLE ON THE WEB

(2009) P. Killeen at al., Origins of altered reinforcement effects in ADHD. Behav Brain Funct. 2009 Feb 18;5:7 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2649942/pdf/1744-9081-5-7.pdf).

(2009) S. Grondin, P. Killeen, Effects of singing and counting during successive interval productions. NeuroQuantology, March 2009, Vol 7, Issue 1, Pp. 77-84 (http://www.neuroquantology.com/journal/index.php/nq/article/viewFile/343/328).

(2008) F. Sanabria, P. Killeen. Evidence for impulsivity in the Spontaneously Hypertensive Rat drawn from complementary response-withholding tasks. Behavioral and Brain Functions, 2008, 4:7 (http://www.behavioralandbrainfunctions.com/content/pdf/1744-9081-4-7.pdf).

(2007) E. Johansen, P. Killeen, T. Sagvolden. Behavioral variability, elimination of responses, and delay-of-reinforcement gradients in SHR and WKY rats. Behavioral and Brain Functions, 2007, 3:60 (http://www.behavioralandbrainfunctions.com/content/pdf/1744-9081-3-60.pdf).

(2007) P. Killeen, Fuzzy logic, Behavior and Philosophy, 2007, 35, 93-100 (https://www.behavior.org/journals_BP/2007/Killeen_final.pdf).

(2006) V. Russell, R. Oades, R. Tannock, P. Killeen, J. Auerbach, E. Johansen, T. Sagvolden. Response variability in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A neuronal and glial energetics hypothesis. Behavioral and Brain Functions, 2006, 2:30 (http://www.behavioralandbrainfunctions.com/content/pdf/1744-9081-2-30.pdf).

(2006) P. Killeen. Beyond statistical inference: A decision theory for science. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 2006 Aug;13(4):549-62 (http://pbr.psychonomic-journals.org/content/13/4/549.long).

(2006) F. Sanabria, M. Sitomer, P. Killeen. Negative automaintenance omission training is effective. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 2006 Jul;86(1):1-10 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1601948/pdf/jeab-86-01-1.pdf).

(2005) D. Posadas-Sanchez, P. Killeen. Does satiation close the open economy? Learning & Behavior, 2005 Nov;33(4):387-98 (http://lb.psychonomic-journals.org/content/33/4/387.long).

(2004) P. Killeen. Minding Behavior. Behavior and Philosophy, 2004, 32, 125-147 (http://www.behavior.org/journals_bp/2004/14Killeen.pdf).

(2003) P. Killeen, M. Nash. The four causes of hypnosis. The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 2003 Jul;51(3):195-231 (http://web.utk.edu/~mnash/pdfs/articles/09-killeen.pdf).

(2003) P. Killeen. The Yins and the Yangs of Science. Behavior and Philosophy, 2003, 31, 251-258 (https://www.behavior.org/journals_BP/2003/26Killeen.pdf).

(2003) P. Killeen et al., Oughts from Is’s. Behavior and Philosophy, 2003, 31, 195-201 (http://behavior.org/journals_BP/2003/22Ackerman.pdf).

(2002) P. Killeen, S. Hall, M. Reilly, L. Kettle. Molecular analysis of the principal components of response rate. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 2002 Sep;78(2):127-60 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1284892/pdf/12216975.pdf).

(2001) P. Killeen. Writing and overwriting short-term memory. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 2001, 8 (1), 18-43 (http://pbr.psychonomic-journals.org/content/8/1/18.full.pdf).

(2001) L. Bizo, L. Kettle, P. Killeen. Rats don't always respond faster for more food: The paradoxical incentive effect. Animal Learning & Behavior, 2001, 29 (1), 66-78 (http://lb.psychonomic-journals.org/content/29/1/66.full.pdf).

(2001) P. Killeen, S. Hall. The principal components of response strength. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 2001, 75, 111–134 (http://seab.envmed.rochester.edu/Jeab/articles/2001/jeab-75-02-0111.pdf).

(1995) P. Killeen, Economics, ecologics, and mechanics: The dynamics of responding under conditions of varying motivation, Journal of the Experimental Analisys of Behavior, 1995 Nov;64(3):405-431 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1350147/pdf/jeabehav00216-0155.pdf).

(1993) P. Killeen, A body must have flesh and bones. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior 1993 Sep;60(2):465-468 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1322191/pdf/jeabehav00002-0222.pdf).

(1988) P. Killeen, The reflex reserve, Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior 1988 Sep;50(2):319-331 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1338880/pdf/jeabehav00032-0206.pdf).

(1985) P. Killeen, Incentive theory: IV. Magnitude of reward. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior 1985 May;43(3):407-417 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1348151/pdf/jeabehav00052-0124.pdf).

(1982) P. Killeen, Incentive theory: II. Models for choice. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior 1982 Sep;38(2):217-232 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1347819/pdf/jeabehav00068-0102.pdf).

(1978) P. Killeen, Stability criteria. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior 1978 Jan;29(1):17-25 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1332805/pdf/jeabehav00096-0019.pdf).

(1976) P. Killeen, The schemapiric view. Notes on S. S. Stevens' philosophy and Psychophysics. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior 1976 Jan;25(1):123-128 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1333422/pdf/jeabehav00108-0125.pdf).

(1975) J.L. Eubanks, P. Killeen, B. Hamilton, B.A. Wald, The effect of timeout on performance on a variable-interval schedule of electric-shock presentation. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 1975 May;23(3):457-463 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1333370/pdf/jeabehav00112-0154.pdf).

(1972) P. Killeen, A yoked-chamber comparison of concurrent and multiple schedules. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 1972 Jul;18(1):13-22 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1333980/pdf/jeabehav00129-0015.pdf).

(1972) P. Killeen, The matching law. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 1972 May;17(3):489-495 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1333926/pdf/jeabehav00130-0186.pdf).

(1970) P. Killeen, Preference for fixed-interval schedules of reinforcement. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 1970 Sep;14(2):127-131 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1333711/pdf/jeabehav00141-0003.pdf).

(1969) P. Killeen, Reinforcement frequency and contingency as factors in fixed-ratio behavior. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 1969 May;12(3):391-395 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1338599/pdf/jeabehav00149-0045.pdf).

(1968) P. Killeen, On the measurement of reinforcement frequency in the study of preference. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 1968 May; 11(3): 263–269 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1338484/pdf/jeabehav00156-0043.pdf).

Working papers and drafts:

(2007) P. Killeen, F. Sanabria. Better statistics for better decisions: Rejecting hypotheses statistical tests in favour of replication statistics. Published in final edited form as: Psychology in Schools, 2007 May;44(5):471-481 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2613360/pdf/nihms79997.pdf).

(2006) J. Kleen, P. Killeen, C. Conrad. Chronic stress impairs spatial memory and motivation for reward. Published in final edited form as: Behavioral Neuroscience, 2006 Aug;120(4):842-51 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1578508/pdf/nihms11808.pdf).

(2005) P. Killeen. Replicability, confidence and priors. Published in final edited form as: Psychological Science, 2005 Dec;16(12):1009-12 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1440522/pdf/nihms8883.pdf).

(2005) P. Killeen. An alternative to hypothesis significance tests. Published in final edited form as: Psychological Science, 2005 May;16(5):345-53 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1473027/pdf/nihms5428.pdf).

(2005) F. Sanabria, P. Killeen, Freud meets Skinner: Hyperbolic curves, elliptical theories, and Ainslie Interests (Open Peer Commentary). Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2005), 28:5:660-661 (http://oldweb.uwp.edu/academic/criminal.justice/rewardnovelty01.pdf).

(2004) R. Gorelick, S. Bertram, P. Killeen, J. Fewell. Normalized mutual entropy in biology: quantifying division of labor. The American Naturalist, Nov;164(5):677-82 (http://http-server.carleton.ca/~sbertram/Documents/Gorelick%20et%20al%20Am%20Nat%202004.pdf)

(2003) P. Killeen. Complex dynamic processes in sign-tracking. Published in final edited form as: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 2003 Jan;29(1):49-61 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2643130/pdf/nihms80007.pdf).

(2003) P. Killeen, M. Sitomer. MPR. Published in final edited form as: Behavioural Processes, 2003 Apr 28;62(1-3):49-64 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2724598/pdf/nihms80009.pdf).

(2001) P. Killeen. The four causes of behavior. Published in final edited form as: Current Directions in Psychological Science, 2001 Aug;10(4):136-140 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2600470/pdf/nihms-80006.pdf).

(2000) P. Killeen, T. Taylor. Stochastic adding machines. Published in final edited form as: Nonlinearity, 2000 Nov;13(6):1889-1903 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2651092/pdf/nihms80002.pdf).

(2000) P. Killeen, Modeling games for the 21st Century. Presented at the annual meeting of The Society for Quantitative Analyses of Behavior, Washington, DC May 2000 (http://www1.appstate.edu/~kms/classes/psy5150/Documents/mathmodel2.pdf).

(1998) J.G. Fetterman, P. Killeen, S.Hall, Watching the clock, Published in final edited form as: Behav Processes. 1998 Dec;44(2):211-224 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2729517/pdf/nihms80000.pdf).

(1996) P. Killeen, G.M. Palombo, L.R. Gottlob, J. Beam, Bayesian analysis of foraging by pigeons (Columba livia). Published in final edited form as: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes. Vol 22(4), Oct 1996, 480-496 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2593641/pdf/nihms-80023.pdf).

(1994) P. Killeen, Mathematical principles of reinforcement. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 17 (1): 105-172 (http://www.bbsonline.org/Preprints/OldArchive/bbs.killeen.html)

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