New Hope for Solving Problems of Human Behavior [F-21-13]

Presenter: Adam Fox
Location: Zoom
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Tue 7:00 PM 10/26

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Three things control your behavior: your genetic and physiological makeup inherited from your ancestors, everything you’ve ever experienced and your present circumstances. That’s all. There is no part of you or your behavior that can be free of those things. However, we tend not to think about our behavior and the behavior of others this way. What happens when we do? Thinking this way can result in meaningful social change and has already helped solve major behavioral problems, such as addiction. When we understand the true causes of behavior, we can change behavior — and solve the problems of human behavior that we face.

Adam Fox was born and raised in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. He earned a BS and an MA in psychology from Western Michigan University and a PhD in psychology (with a specialization in Behavior Analysis) from West Virginia University before coming to St. Lawrence. His research focuses broadly on the experimental analysis of human and non-human behavior—particularly as it relates to choice and time. He uses quantitative methods and laboratory models to study the variables that control behavior in our complex world. Recently his lab has been investigating learning and behavior in rat models of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). He is also interested in using behavior-analytic principles to improve the relationships humans have with domesticated animals (applied animal behavior research)-especially horses. He enjoys spending time outdoors on the farm with his wife, their son, Luther, and their animals. He is also an avid runner, and plays bass guitar in his wife's band.

Special Instructions: You will be emailed a Zoom invite two days before the class starts. Click on the link in the invite to open your Zoom app.

Cap: 100

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