Amanda Mahoney, Ph.D. is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst with a background in applied and experimental behavior analysis. She earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from Western Michigan University in 2012. Dr. Mahoney has experience working with people with autism in residential and public school settings and spent nearly four years working with an East African nonprofit organization training rats in scent detection tasks. Dr. Mahoney is passionate about behavior analytic research and dissemination and has more than 20 publications and several presentations at national conferences. She has published and presented work in a variety of areas including treatment of problem behavior, verbal behavior, organizational behavior management, and animal training. She is an Associate Editor of Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice and sits on the editorial board of The Analysis of Verbal Behavior. Her professional activities also include being a committee member of the Georgia Association for Behavior Analysis and guest writing for bSci21.org.
Verbal behavior and language development, stimulus categorization and equivalence, animal behavior, developmental disabilities