CSLA:Barry Lowenkron - Last updated 12/19/02

School of Natural and Social Sciences
Department of Psychology

Barry Lowenkron
Professor of Psychology

Office: KHD3073
Phone: (323) 343-5109
FAX: (323) 343-2281
Email: zlowenk@calstatela.edu


 | Teaching Interests  | Research Interests
Educational Background  | Schedule & Office Hours



teach a variety of classes focused on the analysis of behavior - both experimental and applied. These are part of the Department's Joint MS program in Applied Behavior Analysis. I am also the graduate advisor to students enrolled in this program.

Teaching Interests


or the majority of students taking my courses as part of a general psychology program, I hope to impart a clear understanding of the nature of psychology and behavior analysis in particular by clarifying the goals of each, and the means by which they go about reaching those goals. For students with a deeper interest in behavior analysis, my aim is to provide a complete and scholarly presentation of the principles and applications of behavior analysis. My hope is that in conjunction with the courses these students take in applied behavior analysis in the Division of Counseling, as part of our joint MS program, those with vocational interests will come away with marketable skills in this area. For those with scholarly goals, my hope is to provide training that facilitates their access to Ph.D. programs in behavior analysis and/or psychology.

Research Interests


enerally, my research interests have focused on the development of a behavioral account of those complex hehaviors typically attributed to the intercession of cognitive, or other varieties of mental processes. More specifically, the research has focused on the role of "joint control" in mediating highly abstract and generalized performances in both normal and developmentally disabled children. The research program has been the recipient of numerous grants, both at the institutional and the federal level.

Representative Professional Activities

Date Publications/Presentations
June,2000 Word Meaning: a verbal behavior account. Paper delivered at the convention of the Assoc. for Behavior Analysis in Washington, D.C.
1999 Joint control and rule-following: An analysis of purpose. Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL
1998 Some logical functions of joint control. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 69, 327-354.
1997 The role of joint control in the development of naming. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 68, 244-247.
1996 Joint control and word-object bidirectionality. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 65, 252-255.
1995 Developing an interdisciplinary master's program in applied behavior analysis. The Behavior Analyst, 18, 321-329.
1995 Generalized instructional control and the production of broadly applicable responding. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 12, 13-29.
1995 Verbal Processes in relational matching to sample. Assoc. for Behavior Analysis, Washington, DC.
1995 Behavior analysis at California State University, Los Angeles. Assoc. for Behavior Analysis, Washington, DC
1994 Stimulus control of stimulus selection. The Experimental Analysis of Behavior Group, London.
1993 The construction of cognitive functions from behavioral relations. Assoc. for Behavior Analysis, Chicago.

Educational Background

Ph.D.,Experimental Psychology, 1968
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
B.A.,Psychology, 1962
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

Fall'2003 Schedule

Course Sect. No. Title Units Day & Time Room
Psy. 417 01-14282 Single Case Res. Design 4 TR 420-600pm KHB3009
Psy. 428 01-14287 Analysis of Behavior 4 TR 610-750pm KHB3009

Office Hours


Prepared bymroffe@calstatela.edu

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