Instructor: Charles "Bud" Mace
Dr. F. Charles Mace graduated with a doctorate in psychology from the University of Arizona in 1983 and was certified as a BCBA. He is currently a professor of psychology at Nova Southeastern University, as well as the executive director of the university's autism institute at the Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies. Previously, he served as a professor and the director of research for the psychology program at the University of Southern Maine, as well as the director of the Achieve! laboratory school for children with emotional disabilities.
Dr. Mace has held faculty positions at Lehigh University, Rutgers University, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Wales. At each university, Dr. Mace developed clinical programs for children with developmental disabilities that served as nationally recognized sites for research and postgraduate training. He has published over 100 research papers and book chapters; two of his papers are ranked as citation classics, having been cited well over 100 times each. Dr. Mace's research has concentrated on the functional analysis of severe behavior disorders, behavioral momentum and the matching law; he also serves on the editorial boards of several leading research journals and was the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA) from 1999 to 2001.
Classes by this instructor
BAD CHOICES AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT THEM - BEHP1016 Provides an updated model of the discriminated operant that takes into account combined schedules of reinforcement, behavioral contrast, behavioral momentum, the matching law, motivating operations and contextual variables. Emphasizes the implications of this model for assessment and treatment. Also covers resistance to change and persistence as they relate to these variables.July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, Canvas 2
ACHIEVE: A DAY PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN WITH BEHAVIORAL DISABILITIES - BEHP1031 Presents "Achieve!" as a strengths-based comprehensive day treatment program for high-risk children. Uses applied behavior analysis (ABA), a scientifically and technologically derived approach to behavioral healthcare for individuals with various needs.July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, Canvas 2
TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH: MATCHING THEORY & ITS APPLICATIONS - BEHP1040 Reviews translational findings related to the Matching Law (Hernstein 1961, 1970). Details species replication research and basic and generalized matching equations. Discusses experimental replications with socially relevant human behavior. Presents the behavioral model of self-control and treatment for individuals diagnosed with ADHD. Also presents a useful conceptual framework for designing function-based interventions for behavior disorders.July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, Canvas 2