Fall 2017

12 December 2017

We would like to invite you for a panel discussion about the similarities  and differences between stimulus equivalence and RFT. Afterwards we will meet for a social gathering.  Title: Addressing language and cognition from behavior analytic perspectives. Two different (and similar) approaches – Sidman and RFT. Discussants are: Christoffer Eilifsen, Erik Arntzen , Magnus Johansson and Per Holth

Paper reading: 

Gross, A. C., & Fox, E. J. (2009). Relational Frame Theory: An Overview of the Controversy. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 25(1), 87–98. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2779078/ 

Room number where the panel take place and additional info will be sent upon registration. Please register by 11/12 (link below). https://skjema.uio.no/91229 On behalf of:  -Eksperimentell atferdsanalyse – Translasjonell og konseptuell forskning -Eksperimentelle studier av kompleks menneskelig atferd -Cultural Selection and behavioral economics lab 

21 November 2017

Presentation: Anthony Biglan, special guest

Suggested readings for the workshop are:

– The Value of Interrupted Time-Series Experiments for Community Intervention Research https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4553062/

– A Framework for Intentional Cultural Change https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3866967/

– The Need for a More Effective Science of Cultural Practices https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4883505/

Workshop and interactive session arranged to meet both conceptual and methodological needs.

7 November 2017

1. Presentation: Elise Furrebøe, Risk and Loss aversion

Paper reading: Kahneman, D., Knetsch, J. L., & Thaler, R. H. (1991). Anomalies: The endowment effect, loss aversion, and status quo bias. The journal of economic perspectives, 5(1), 193-206.

2. Presentation: Magnus Johansson, Introduction to Contextual Behavioral Sciences

Paper reading: Wilson, D. S., Hayes, S. C., Biglan, A., & Embry, D. D. (2014). Evolving the future: Toward a science of intentional change. Behavioral and Brain Sciences37(4), 395-416.

Projects discussion 

24 October 2017

1. Representatives from ORIGO-senteret, a rehabilitation institution in Østfold, will attend the lab meeting to present a research collaboration that was initiated in the Spring semester. This project will come under the platform of behavioral economics, and involves discounting and cognitive training. There are a number of possible master’s theses in the project

Projects discussion 

10 October 2017
1. Presentation: Kalliu Couto

Paper reading: de Carvalho, L. C., Couto, K. C., Gois, N. D. S., Sandaker, I., & Todorov, J. C. (2017). Evaluating effects of cultural consequences on the variability of interlocking behavioral contingencies and their aggregate products. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 18(1), 84-98.

Projects discussion

2. Magnus Haakens will present the results of his thesis: “Improving fruit and vegetable intake among Norwegian first graders through reinforcement, modelling and peer advice.”

26 September 2017:

Presentation: Marco Tagliabue, Behavioral Insights 

Paper reading: Betrnartzi, S., Beshears, J., Milkman, K.L., Sunstein, C.R., Thaler, R.H., Shankar, M., Tucker-Ray, W., Gongdon, W.J. & Galig, S. (2017). Should governments invest more in nudging?. Psychological Science, 1-5. doi:10.1177/0956797617702501.

Projects discussion 

After the lab meeting we will be walking together to the “Sentrum Scene” to support our colleagues Brittany Di Santi and Carsta Simon, who are running in the Forsker Grand Prix. Please join us and get to hear many exciting presentations!

5 September 2017:

Presentation: Fabio Bento, introduction to Network Analysis

Paper reading: Parise, S. (2007). Knowledge management and human resource development: An application in social network analysis methods. Advances in Developing Human Resources9(3), 359-383.

Projects discussion

22 August 2017

Introduction meeting, greetings, presentation and roll-out of activities for the new members.

Presentation: Gunnar Ree