Mirari Elcoro

Mirari Elcoro
Framingham State University · Psychology and Philosophy

Ph.D. BCBA-D LABA

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Introduction
My area of expertise is the experimental analysis of behavior. Within this field I also examine physiological variables. Undergraduate education and research are my main focus as a professor. Some current topics of research are resurgence of operant behavior and interactions between basic and applied research in behavior analysis. As an educator, the scholarship of teaching and learning is also a field of interest.
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July 2017 - present
Framingham State University
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  • Professor (Associate)
August 2014 - May 2017
Armstrong State University
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  • Professor
August 2014 - May 2017
Armstrong State University
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  • Professor

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Publications (20)
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Operant conditioning with Betta splendens (Bettas) has been investigated extensively using males of the species. Ethological studies of female Bettas have revealed aggressive interactions that qualitatively parallel those between male Bettas. Given these similarities, four experiments were conducted with female Bettas to examine the generality of a...
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The position of behavior analysts on the inclusion of physiological data in behavior analysis varies. David Schaal, a contemporary behavior analyst, addressed advantages of such inclusion to behavior analysis with four arguments: (a) identification of retention mechanisms of operant conditioning; (b) physiology provides explanations when descriptio...
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Using a surplus of older laboratory instruments, 48 students in a learning and behavior course completed an assignment designed to provide an introduction to the history and use of some instruments in psychology. Students worked in pairs, were assigned one instrument, and created labels in which they identified several keys characteristics of an in...
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The acquisition of behavioral inhibition of 6 rats that recovered from the effects of bilateral 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) lesions of the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) was compared with that of 5 control rats (sham). Differential reinforcement of low rates (DRL) schedules of reinforcement of 5, 10, 20, and 30 s estimated the inhibition of respond...
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The intersection of the lives of 2 essential individuals in science, behavior analyst Murray Sidman (1923-2019), and Henry G. Molaison also known as Patient H.M. (1926-2008), warrants examination as it highlights the role of behavior analysis and other disciplines in the emergence of modern neuroscience and a collaborative approach to science. This...
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Behavioral Pedagogies and Online Learning is a collaborative effort that started with a teaching conference aimed at providing support for teachers in higher education during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dedicated colleagues presented evidence-based practices in teaching and their experiences. The positive feedback encouraged us to compile this book that...
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The present project applied area under the curve (AUC), a measure used to describe delay discounting functions (e.g., Myerson, Green, & Warasuwitharana, 2001) to the analysis of data from rats and pigeons obtained during the acquisition phase (i.e., first 10 sessions) in a peak-interval procedure (PIP). The variation of the AUC according to bin siz...
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Contemporary analyses of choice were implemented to analyze the acquisition and maintenance of response allocation in Lewis (LEW) and Fischer 344 (F344) rats. A concurrent-chains procedure varied the delay to the larger reinforcer (0.1, 5, 10, 20, 40, and 80 s). Delays were presented within sessions in ascending, descending, and random orders. Each...
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Impaired temporal control is symptomatic of several neurological disorders; recently, it has been implicated in schizophrenia. An animal model of schizophrenia using 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) infused to the medial pre-frontal cortex (mPFC) was employed to examine its effects on temporal control. Twelve rats were trained on a peak-interval procedur...
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This commentary focuses on the article by Hardy-Vallée (2011) titled Decision-making in robotics and psychology: A distributed account, published in Volume 29 of this journal. This commentary was derived from an evaluation of strengths and weaknesses of the article. We provide a brief and more accurate description of some of the origins of the work...
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Key pecking of 4 pigeons was studied under a two-component multiple schedule in which food deliveries were arranged according to a fixed and a variable interfood interval. The percentage of response-dependent food in each component was varied, first in ascending (0, 10, 30, 70 and 100%) and then in descending orders, in successive conditions. The c...
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We examined the preference of undergraduate students for a live or a virtual rat when learning about concepts of operant conditioning. Students were provided with the opportunity to directly compare a virtual and a live rat in a supplemental exercise for Learning courses. We argue that the design of teaching exercises should involve a systematic ex...
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Neurotheology encompasses areas of research that investigate the neurological factors involved in religious conviction and sensations (religiosity). Since the 1970s case studies of patients with temporal lobe epilepsy have offered insights into religiosity and have sparked interest in the pursuit of neurological correlates for religiosity. Followin...
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Key pecking of pigeons was maintained by a fixed-interval (FI) 61-s schedule. The effects of resetting and nonresetting unsignaled delays of reinforcement then were examined. The resetting delay was programmed as a differential-reinforcement-of-other-behavior schedule, and the nonresetting delay as a fixed-time schedule. Three delay durations (0.5,...
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Previous work has shown neurochemical and behavioral differences between Lewis rats and Fischer 344 rats. Some of this work suggests that there might be differential sensitivity to delayed reinforcement between the two strains. To further explore this possibility, Lewis (n=8) and Fischer 344 (n=8) rats were exposed to a response-acquisition task wi...
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System requirements: World Wide Web browser and PDF reader. Mode of access: Available through the Internet. Title from document title page. Document formatted into pages; contains vi, 61 p. : ill. Thesis (M.S.)--West Virginia University, 2005. Vita. Includes abstract. Includes bibliographical references (p. 54-58).

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Behavioral Pedagogies and Online Learning (a free, open educational resource e-book, anticipated in Fall 2022) is a collaborative effort that started with a teaching conference aimed at providing support for teachers in higher education during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dedicated colleagues presented evidence-based practices in teaching and their experiences. The positive feedback received encouraged us to compile this book that now gathers more contributors. Many of the chapters elaborate on the adaptation of behavior-analytic approaches to online instruction, including topics such as building equity for diverse student learners, universal design for learning, and creativity and are also included. Given the generality and relevance of the topics, we have compiled what we consider is a revitalization of behavioral instruction beyond online education. Watch Online Teaching of Psychology Conference: https://media.wcsu.edu/channel/Online%2BTeaching%2Bof%2BPsychology%2BConference%2B%2528Nov.%2B13th%2B2020%2529/189596123 Grant funding: Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the American Psychological Association) This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Hedgehog Publishers. Editors: Adam Brewer Mirari Elcoro & Aura Lippincott Table of Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction Mirari Elcoro Adam Brewer Aura Lippincott Chapter 2. Online Behavioral Instruction: An Introduction James Diller Jenna Gray Chapter 3. Supporting Meaningful Student Outcomes in the Online Environment Christina Alligood Rice Chapter 4. The Use of Feedback in Higher Education Joshua Pritchard Byron Wine Chapter 5. Considerations for Remote Practicum and Student Research Supervision Yanerys Leon Claudia Campos Julyse Migan-Gandonou Horr Chapter 6. Active Student Responding to Increase Student Engagement in Online Asynchronous College Courses Stephanie Kuhn Christopher Krebs James Diller Adam Brewer Chapter 7. Creativity in the Classroom: What it Is and How to Make It Happen Joseph Dracobly Chapter 8. Exploring Connections Between Behavior Analysis and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Mirari Elcoro Chapter 9. Syllabus Design to Foster Community in Online Courses Aura Lippincott Chapter 10. Working Towards Equity: Meeting the Online Learning Needs of Students with Disabilities Nicole DeRonck Lori-Anne Monte Elisabeth Werling Morel Chapter 11. Practical Strategies for Supporting College Students with ASD: A Guide for Faculty Charlotte Mann Chapter 12. Integrating Behavioral Science and Rightful Presence to Support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Online Learning Environments Kaston Anderson-Carpenter
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Listen to the podcast conducted by Dr. Adam Brewer, from Connecticut State University: https://celtwcsu.wordpress.com/2020/03/24/celt-podcast-dr-mirari-elcoro/