Social and Behavioral Sciences Faculty
Carlos Fernando Aparicio, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Behavior Analysis
Office: SSB 261
Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
My interest in psychology began in high school taking a class in operant conditioning. The instructor took me to his laboratory to see “the rats.” Then, I decided to study experimental psychology. In 1973, I was admitted as student in the department of Psychology of the University of Mexico (UNAM). Four years later, with a BA degree I started my academic career in the UNAM as an instructor of psychology. I was teaching psychology in the mornings, attending graduate school in the afternoons, and running experiments in the evenings. I obtained my MA degree in Experimental Analysis of Behavior in 1983. Because of my interest in the research of William Baum and Anthony Nevin, I applied to the Pd.D. program of the University of New Hampshire where I obtained the Ph. D. in 1992; since then I have been teaching psychology (learning) and conducting basic research in psychology, behavioral pharmacology, and neuroscience.
The study choice behavior, self-control, impulsiveness, temporal discrimination, and progressive ratio schedules of reinforcement. I have special interest in behavioral pharmacology and neuroscience. Particularly, in the study dopaminergic system and its role in determining drug additions. My contributions to Applied Behavior Analysis can be found in the area of autism (www.autismoaba.org).
“Your scientific curiosity in behavior analysis and neuroscience is welcome in my laboratory, please join us”