Jesús Rosales-Ruiz is an associate professor at the University of North Texas in the Department of Behavior Analysis.
He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in 1995, under the mentorship of two pioneers in the field of behavior analysis, Donald M. Baer and Ogden R. Lindsley. Jesús is one of the few scientists in the world studying animal training from both the theoretical and applied perspectives. He, along with his students, has greatly contributed to the understanding of the science and practice of animal training.
Jesús also studies the antecedent control of behavior, generalization, behavioral cusps, fluency-based teaching, treatment of autism, the teaching of academic behavior, rule-governed behavior, and contingency-shaped behavior. He has served on several editorial boards, including the Journal of Precision Teaching, the European Journal of Behavior Analysis, and the International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy. He has also served as a reviewer for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, the Journal of Neuroscience Methods, Behavioral Processes, and PLOS ONE. Jesús is a fellow of the Eastern Psychological Association, a trustee of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, and a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis International.
In this episode we discuss:
- A lot about shaping
- “Free” shaping
- Strategic reinforcement
- Reward placement
- Conditioned Emotional Responses
- CAT (constructional aggression treatment)
- Handling distractions and disconnection
- AND SO MUCH MORE
- Behavior Explorer
- Art and Science of Animal Training
- Episode #36: The CER with Lindsay Wood Brown
- Episode 109: A Different Way To Think About Shaping with Mary Hunter
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