I am an Associate Professor of Psychology, and currently the Director of the graduate General/Experimental Psychology program at UND. I received my Ph.D. in experimental psychology, under the tutelage of Alan Baron, from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2003. I joined the UND faculty later that year. My primary interest is in the branch of psychology known as the Experimental Analysis of Behavior (or Behavior Analysis), which focuses on interactions involving learning, the environment, and behavior. Although I conduct basic research with humans and nonhumans in laboratory settings, I am especially interested in the relation of basic research to behavior in the natural environment.
Psyc 111 - Introduction to Psychology
Psyc 303 - Research Methods in Psychology
Psyc 331 - Behavior Modification & Therapy
Psyc 433 - Psychology of Learning
Psyc 533 - Theories of Learning
Select Peer-Reviewed Publications
Derenne, A., & Garnett, A. M. (2016). Effects of successive and simultaneous stimulus presentations on absolute and relational stimulus control in adult humans. The Psychological Record, 66, 165-175.
Derenne, A., Loshek, E. A., & Bohrer, B. (2015). Postdiscrimination gradients with familiar and unfamiliar faces. The Psychological Record, 65, 77-82.
Weatherly, J. N., Petros, T., Jonsdottir, H, L., Derenne, A., Miller, J. (2015). Probability alters delay discounting, but delay does not alter probability discounting. The Psychological Record, 65, 267-275.
Derenne, A., Brown-Borg, H. M., Martner, S., Wolff, W., & Frerking, M. (2014). Spatial delayed nonmatching-to-sample performances in long-living Ames dwarf mice. Physiology & Behavior, 17, 100-104.
Weatherly, J. N. & Derenne, A. (2013). Probabilistic discounting of hypothetical monetary gains: University students differ in how they discount “won” and “owed” money. Learning and Motivation, 44, 72-80.
Derenne, A., Brown-Borg, H. M., Feltman, K., Corbett, G., & Lackman, S. (2011). Acquisition of steady-state operant behavior in long-living Ames dwarf mice. Physiology & Behavior, 104, 1048-1052.
Derenne, A. (2010). Shifts in postdiscrimination gradients within a stimulus dimension based on bilateral facial symmetry. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 93, 485-494.
Schlinger, H., Derenne, A., & Baron, A. (2008). What 50 years of research tell us about pausing under ratio schedules of reinforcement. The Behavior Analyst, 31, 39-60.
Derenne, A., Arsenault, M. L., Austin, D. P., & Weatherly, J. N. (2007). Weaver mutant mice exhibit long-term learning deficits under several measures of instrumental behavior. Physiology & Behavior, 92, 1002-1009.
Derenne, A., & Baron, A. (2002). Behavior analysis and the study of human aging. The Behavior Analyst, 25, 151-160.
Baron, A., & Derenne, A. (2000). Progressive-ratio schedules: Effects of later schedule requirements on earlier performances. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 73, 291-304.
B.S. in Psychology from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
M.S. in Experimental Psychology from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee