Sean Laraway

Sean Laraway
San Jose State University | SJSU · Department of Psychology

PhD

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Introduction
My current scientific interests include motivating operations, consumer behavior, human factors/ergonomics, research methodology, and data analysis.
Additional affiliations
August 2017 - present
San Jose State University
Position
  • Professor (Full)
August 2012 - August 2017
San Jose State University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
August 2011 - present
San Jose State University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
August 1996 - April 2003
Western Michigan University
Field of study
  • Behavior Analysis
August 1992 - April 1996
Central Michigan University
Field of study
  • Psychology

Publications

Publications (48)
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Prior research has illustrated that sport spectators, particularly those with higher team identification, display a willingness to engage in both hostile and instrumental aggressive acts towards opposing teams and officials. With alcohol consumption prominent at major sporting events across the United States, the relationship between drinking motiv...
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The original "Fatal Flaws" article (published in 2008) contains a four-panel figure (Figure 1) that is incorrect. All four panels were somehow switched from another unrelated document. The journal failed to publish an errata. The attached expanded document differs from the published article in that it includes (1) the correct figure and (2) an addi...
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Abstract For over a decade, the failure to reproduce findings in several disciplines, including the biomedical, behavioral, and social sciences, have led some authors to claim that there is a so-called “replication (or reproducibility) crisis” in those disciplines. The current article examines: (a) various aspects of the reproducibility of scientif...
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For over a decade, the failure to reproduce findings in several disciplines, including the biomedical, behavioral, and social sciences, have led some authors to claim that there is a so-called “replication (or reproducibility) crisis” in those disciplines. The current article examines: (a) various aspects of the reproducibility of scientific studie...
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In an examination of a brief and innovative partnership, we compared outcomes for two disciplines, Elementary Statistics and General Psychology, across three formats: online as part of the San José State University-Udacity partnership (termed SJSU Plus), face-to-face (FTF), and online in a redesigned course offering. We also examine predictors of s...
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Glare from oncoming headlights is a problem for nighttime drivers because it can decrease visual acuity and cause discomfort. This diminished visual ability and discomfort due can increase drivers’ risk for traffic accidents. Older drivers experience more severe detrimental effects from nighttime glare, and these effects may pose a growing roadway...
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Introduction When athletes perform poorly on the field or engage in unscrupulous acts off-the-field (e.g., domestic violence), fans may be at a crossroads. While fans could support the athlete through these transgressions, they could also harshly disparage the athlete and dissociate the transgressor from the team. In society, however, cases of way...
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a computerized academic testing format. Centered on the motivating and stress-reducing aspects of personal control, a modified form of global self-adapted testing (GSAT) was explored to help students who are challenged by test anxiety or low academic motivation. Forty-two students compl...
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The effectiveness of different instrument approach charts to deliver minimum visibility and altitude information during airport equipment outages was investigated. Eighteen pilots flew simulated instrument approaches in three conditions: (a) normal operations using a standard approach chart (standard-normal), (b) equipment outage conditions using a...
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This paper reviews the current status of the Motivating Operation Concept (MOC), followed by a critical response to Whelan and D. Barnes-Holmes (2010), who argued against the MOC and proposed an alternative analysis of motivation, the Consequence-Valuing Operation (CVO). In this paper, we: (a) review the MOC and discuss its conceptual and empirical...
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This pilot study employed a nonconcurrent, multiple-baseline single-case design to examine the impact of an online self-management posttraumatic stress (PTS) workshop on self-reported symptoms of PTS, depression, and functional impairment. Eleven student veterans with PTS first completed between three and five weekly baseline measures. Second, they...
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Purpose ‐ The aim of this paper is to empirically investigate how the business orientations of customer orientation (CO) (represented by responsiveness to customers) and entrepreneurial orientation (EO) (represented by proactiveness, innovativeness and risk-taking) impact the growth of SMEs. Design/methodology/approach ‐ This study uses a quantitat...
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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to determine the extent to which exposure to a television commercial for an antidepressant drug (Cymbalta®) compared to another commercial (Weight Watchers®) influenced participants' knowledge of the drug (including side effects and indications) and self-reported likelihood of seeking an antidepressant medicati...
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2013),"Implications of customer and entrepreneurial orientations for SME growth", Management Decision, Vol. 51 Iss: 3 (Date online 22/2/2013) Downloaded on: 04-02-2013 To copy this document: permissions@emeraldinsight.com Access to this document was granted through an Emerald subscription provided by CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SAN JOSE For Authors...
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Pigeons were exposed to an automaintenance procedure in which 6-s key illuminations in one color (red or white) were immediately followed by 3-s food deliveries and key illuminations in the other color were followed by 9-s food deliveries. Both conditions engendered consistent responding. With both durations of food delivery, acute and chronic coca...
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Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is a psychiatric disorder that reportedly affects between 3 to 8% of women. Although not an official diagnosis in the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, premenstrual dysphoric disorder has received increasing attention in the clinical literature, and considerable debate exists regarding th...
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The use of gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB), a therapeutic agent and recreational drug, has increased since the late 1990s. Researchers have primarily studied GHB's neurochemical, discriminative, and reinforcing effects, but little is known about the drug's effects on learning, memory, or other complex behavioral processes. This study examined the acute...
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The ITSACORR method (Crosbie, 1993, 1995) is evaluated for the analysis of two-phase interrupted time-series designs. It is shown that each component of the ITSACORR framework (including the structural model, the design matrix, the autocorrelation estimator, the ultimate parameter estimation scheme, and the inferential method) contains fatal flaws.
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Note: Panel A depicts a two-phase withdrawal design with baseline data and the level of the dependent variable predicted from the baseline data. It is assumed that in the absence of an intervention, the level of the dependent variable will remain similar to that seen in the baseline phase. Panel B depicts the same design with the addition of data d...
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Both observational and experimental studies attempt to provide a valid estimate of the causal effect of some independent variable. Major differences exist, however, between these two types of investigation with respect to design, practicality, interpretation, and appropriate methods of analysis. For the sake of exposition, we will primarily conside...
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Autocorrelation Many parametric statistical procedures (e.g., ANOVA, linear regression) assume that the errors of the models used in the analysis are independent of one another (i.e., the errors are not correlated). When this assumption is not met in the context of time-series research designs, the errors are said to be autocorrelated or dependent....
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Note: Panel A depicts a two-phase withdrawal design with baseline data and the level of the dependent variable predicted from the baseline data. It is assumed that in the absence of an intervention, the level of the dependent variable will remain similar to that seen in the baseline phase. Panel B depicts the same design with the addition of data d...
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Note: Panel A depicts a two-phase withdrawal design with baseline data and the level of the dependent variable predicted from the baseline data. It is assumed that in the absence of an intervention, the level of the dependent variable will remain similar to that seen in the baseline phase. Panel B depicts the same design with the addition of data d...
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Groups comprising eight rats initially were exposed to response-independent water deliveries, then to conditions under which a lever-press response raised an empty dipper immediately or after a resetting delay of 15, 30, or 45 s. When their performance was compared to that of control animals using a 90% confidence level, six rats in the immediate-r...
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Effects of prior exposure to the experimental chamber with levers present or absent and variable-time (VT) 60-s water deliveries arranged during one, five, or no 1-hr sessions were examined in rats during a 6-hr response-acquisition session in which presses on one lever produced water delivery immediately or after a 15-s resetting delay, and presse...
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This study investigated the possible motivational effects of (+-)3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, ecstasy) in water-deprived rats responding under a progressive-ratio 2 schedule of water delivery. Lower doses (1.0 and 1.8 mg/kg i.p.) had inconsistent effects on breakpoints and response rates, whereas higher doses (3.2 and 5.6 mg/kg ip) sign...
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Over the past decade, behavior analysts have increasingly used the term establishing operation (EO) to refer to environmental events that influence the behavioral effects of operant consequences. Nonetheless, some elements of current terminology regarding EOs may interfere with applied behavior analysts' efforts to predict, control, describe, and u...
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Behavior-analytic terminology concerning the so-called inhibitory effect of operant antecedents lacks precision. The present paper describes the problem with current nomenclature concerning the effects of antecedent events that reduce operant responding and offers a solution to this problem. The solution consists of adopting a new term, abative, fo...
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The establishing operation (EO) is a behavior-analytic motivational concept that prompts a more comprehensive theoretical understanding of motivation with practical implications. The field of Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) has made limited use of the EO concept, but other specialization areas in behavior analysis have developed EO-based t...
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In recent years, procedures have been developed that are suitable for examining the initial acquisition of operant responding in rats under conditions where reinforcement is immediate or delayed. These procedures appear to provide a sensitive assay for examining drug effects on learning and for studying reinforcement delay as a modulator of drug ac...
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--Western Michigan University, 2003. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 51-60).
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Thesis (M.A.)--Western Michigan University, 2002. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 21-27).

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Projects (2)
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Conceptual, bibliographical, and empirical evaluations of the Motivating Operations Concept and methods for studying MOs.
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Examine variables related to product and media choices in sports fans and other fan behaviors.