Dr Liz Kyonka
Lecturer - Faculty of Medicine and Health; School of Psychology
Phone: +61 02 6773 5624
Students working with Dr. Kyonka can expect to design and conduct experiments involving human participants and laboratory animal models as they learn the principles, concepts and techniques used in contemporary behaviour analysis.
Dr. Kyonka’s research areas are animal learning and the experimental analysis of behaviour. She investigates:
- Choice – how the choices individuals make adapt to changes in stimuli or consequences
- Interval timing – how temporal characteristics of stimuli and responses affect learning and behaviour
- Selection by scientific consequences – how contingencies shape the professional behavior of scientists
- Gambling – how different signals for the same outcome can alter whether, when or how long gamblers choose to continue gambling
Research Supervision Experience
Honours and PhD students within my areas of research interest
For the latest check:
Kyonka, E. G. E.[co] & Subramaniam, S.[co], (2017). Behavior analysis: A spectrum rather than a roadmap. The Behavior Analyst. Manuscript in press.
Subramaniam, S., & Kyonka, E. G. E. (2017). Selective attention in pigeon temporal discrimination. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. Manuscript in press. doi: 10.1080/17470218.2017.1360921
Rice, N. & Kyonka, E. G. E. (2017). Pigeons choose to gamble in a categorical discrimination task. Analysis of Gambling Behavior, 11 Article 2. Available at: http://repository.stcloudstate.edu/agb/vol11/iss1/2
Fox, A. E., & Kyonka, E. G. E. (2017). Searching for the variables that control human rule-governed “insensitivity”. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 108, 236-254. doi: 10.1002/jeab.270
Kyonka, E. G. E., Rice, N. & Ward, A. A.(2017).Categorical discrimination of sequential stimuli: All SΔ are not created equal. The Psychological Record 67, 27-41. doi: 10.1007/s40732-016-0203-2
Fox, A. E., & Kyonka, E. G. E. (2016). Effects of signaling on temporal control of behavior in response-initiated fixed intervals. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 106, 210-224. doi: 10.1002/jeab.226
Kyonka, E. G. E., Rice, N. & Ward, A. A. (2016). Categorical Discrimination of Sequential Stimuli: All SΔ Are Not Created Equal. The Psychological Record. Manuscript in press.
Fox, A. E., Prue, K. E., & Kyonka, E. G. E. (2016). What is timed in a fixed-interval temporal bisection procedure? Learning & Behavior. EPub online ahead of print. doi: 10.3758/s13420-016-0228-z
Subramaniam, S., & Kyonka, E. G. E. (2016). Environmental dynamics modulate covariation of choice and timing. Behavioural Processes, 124, 130-140. doi: 10.1016/j.beproc.2016.01.005
Fox, A. E., & Kyonka, E. G. E. (2015). Timing in response-initiated fixed intervals. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 103, 375-392. doi: 10.1002/jeab.120
Kyonka, E. G. E., Subramaniam, S., Bell-Garrison, D., & Eckard, M.L. (2015). Collaborating with behavior analysts could avert a crisis in comparative psychology. Commentary “A crisis in comparative psychology: Where have all the undergraduates gone?” Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1743. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01743
Daniels, C. W., Fox, A. E, Kyonka, E. G. E. & Sanabria, F. (2015) Biasing temporal judgments in rats, pigeons, and humans. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 28. uclapsych_ijcp_27337. Retrieved from: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/50n6389s
Anderson, K. G., Kyonka, E. G. E. (2014). Beyond Nature and Nurture: Review of “The Science of Consequences: How They Affect Genes, Change the Brain, and Impact Our World” by Susan M. Schneider. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 78, 198-200.
Fox, A. E., Reid, A. K., Kyonka, E. G. E. (2014). Behavioral history and pigeons’ “Guiding Cues” performance. The Psychological Record, 64, 403-413. doi: 10.1007/s40732-014-0060-9
Fox, A. E., & Kyonka, E. G. E. (2014). Choice and timing in pigeons under differing food deprivation states. Behavioural Processes, 106, 82-90. doi: 10.1016/j.beproc.2014.04.018
Kyonka, E. G. E. (2014). Quantifying transitions in response allocation with change point analysis in concurrent chains. Behavioural Processes, 104, 91-98. doi: /10.1016/j.beproc.2014.02.013
Rice, N., Grace, R. C., Kyonka, E. G. E. (2014). Pigeons learn signal-food intervals independently in a multiple peak procedure. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 40, 241-248. doi: 10.1037/xan0000011