Dr Liz Kyonka

Lecturer - Faculty of Medicine and Health; School of Psychology

Liz Kyonka

Phone: +61 02 6773 5624

Email: ekyonka@une.edu.au



Teaching Areas

PSYC202 Research Methods and Statistics

Supervision Areas

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.

Research Interests

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


For the latest check:

  1. Dr Kyonka's website:  http://www.qablab.com/
  2. Google Scholar
  3. ResearchGate

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

Research Supervision Experience

Honours and PhD students within my areas of research interest