Dr. Manish Vaidya
University of North Texas
Behavior Analysis
(940) 369-7961
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Education

PhD, University of Florida Gainesville, FL, 2000.
Major: Psychology/ Do equivalence classes mediate extensions of stimulus function?
MS, University of North Texas Denton, TX, 1994.
Major: Behavior Analysis/ Conditional discriminations and derived relations: Pinpointing the moment of emregence
BAAS, University of North Texas Denton, TX, 1989.
Major: Behavior Analysis

Professional Positions

Uncategorized
Associate Professor, University of North Texas Denton, TX. (2007 – Present).
Assistant Professor, University of North Texas Denton, TX. (20002007).
NICHD Post-doctoral Research Associate, University of Kansas Parsons, KS. (19992000).

Professional Memberships

Association for Behavior Analysis India. (January 01, 2009 – Present).

MidAmerican Association for Behavior Analysis. (2005 – Present).

President, Texas Association for Behavior Analysis. (September 01, 2000 – Present).

Chair, Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior Special Interest Group, Association for Behavior Analysis. (May 01, 2000 – Present).

Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis. (August 25, 1993January 1, 2005).

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. (September 01, 1993August 31, 2000).

Association for Behavior Analysis International. (May 01, 1987April 30, 1999).

Texas Association for Behavior Analysis. (March 01, 1987August 31, 1993).

Teaching

Teaching Experience

University of North Texas
BEHV 3150, Basic Behavior Principles, 21 courses.
BEHV 3996, Honors College Mentored Research Experience, 3 courses.
BEHV 4400, Organizational Behavior Management, 10 courses.
BEHV 4900, Special Problems, 26 courses.
BEHV 5010, Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 15 courses.
BEHV 5020, Theory and Philosophy in Behavior Analysis, 14 courses.
BEHV 5120, Survey of Concepts and Principles in Behavior Analysis, 1 course.
BEHV 5150, Techniques in Applied Behavior Analysis, 2 courses.
BEHV 5250, Topics in Behavior Analysis, 8 courses.
BEHV 5570, Training and Supervision of Staff in Human Service Settings, 1 course.
BEHV 5810, Practicum, 15 courses.
BEHV 5815, Practicum, 26 courses.
BEHV 5820, Internship, 11 courses.
BEHV 5900, Special Problems, 55 courses.
BEHV 5950, Master's Thesis, 54 courses.
BEHV 6020, The Conceptual Basis of Radical Behaviorism, 3 courses.
BEHV 6810, Developing Behavior Analytic Expertise I, 2 courses.
BEHV 6900, Special Problems, 3 courses.
BEHV 6910, Developing Behavior Analytic Expertise II, 1 course.
BEHV 6950, Doctoral Dissertation, 1 course.
HLSC 6950, Doctoral Dissertation, 5 courses.
HLSR 6950, Doctoral Dissertation, 1 course.

Directed Student Learning

Other,"Swallowing and surface electromyography," Behavior Analysis. (2019 – Present).

Major Professor, Behavior Analysis. (2019).

Major Professor, Behavior Analysis. (2019).

Major Professor, Behavior Analysis. (2019).

Major Professor,"A behavioral analysis of the Stroop effect," Behavior Analysis. (2019).

Major Professor,"Contingency Management of Physical Rehabilitation: The Role of Feedback," Behavior Analysis. (2018).

Major Professor,"A Comparison of Fixed and Variable Ratio Token Exchange Production Schedules with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder," Behavior Analysis. (2018).

Other, Behavior Analysis. (2018).

Major Professor,"The Effects of Differential Outcomes on Audio-Visual Conditional Discrimination in Children with ASD," Behavior Analysis. (2017).

Major Professor,"Can Observation Predict Performance in Conditional Discriminations?," COE Autism Center. (2016).

Major Professor,"Interactions between equivalence classes and equivalence relations," Behavior Analysis. (2016).

Other,"Real-time assessment of discrimination indices - READi," Behavior Analysis. (2016).

Major Professor,"Do Contingency Conflicting Elements Drop Out Of Equivalence Classes? Re-Testing Sidman's (2000) Theory," Behavior Analysis. (2015).

Research

Published Intellectual Contributions

Abstracts and Proceedings
Vaidya, M. (2000). Do equivalence classes mediate extensions of stimulus function?.
Journal Article
Vaidya, M., Armshaw, B. (2021). Surface electromyography and gamification: Translational research to advance physical rehabilitation. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 54, 1608-1624. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Vaidya, M., Niland, H. (2021). Do common elements predict class merger: A test of Sidman's theory of equivalence. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. 115(1), 272-283. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Subscription Services, Inc. Hoboken, USA.
Perez, W. F., Huziwara, E. M., Rodrigues, R. M., Vilela, E. C., Tomanari, G. Y., Vaidya, M. (2020). Effect of observing response requirements to sample and comparison stimuli on the establishment of reject control (sample/S-relations). Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. 114(1), 60-71. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Subscription Services, Inc. Hoboken, USA.
Ortu, D., Vaidya, M. (2020). Intraexperimental development of priming and event related potentials effects with abstract geometrical stimuli. Other. 172, . Elsevier. https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85078174002
Perez, W., Vaidya, M., Huziwara, E. M., Tomanari, G. Y. (2019). Emprical analysis of biasing procedures to establish reject-control relations. European Journal of Behavior Analysis. 20(2), 244-260. New York, NY: Taylor-Francis.
W. P., G. T., Vaidya, M. (2017). Effects of heterogeneous controlling relations on tests of transitivity and equivalence: An exploratory study.. European Journal of Behavior Analysis.
Y. H., Vaidya, M. (2016). Effects of stimulus meaningfulness on the acquisition of conditional relations and the emergence of symmetrical relations in adult humans.. European Journal of Behavior Analysis.
Ortu, D., Vaidya, M. (2016). The Challenges of Integrating Behavioral and Neural Data: Bridging and Breaking Boundaries Across Levels of Analysis. Other.
Vaidya, M., Hudgins, C. D., Ortu, D. (2015). Conditional discriminations, symmetry, and semantic priming. Other. 118, 90–97. Elsevier.
W. P., G. T., Vaidya, M. (2015). Effects of select and reject control on equivalence class formation and transfer of function.. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. 104, 146-166.
Y. H., Vaidya, M. (2015). Generalized identity matching in the pigeon?. Mexican Journal of Behavior Analysis. 41, 53-67.
Vaidya, M. (2014). Interactions between equivalence relations and the development of analytic units.
Vaidya, M. (2013). A neurobiology of learning beyond the declarative non-declarative distinction.
Ortu, D., Vaidya, M. (2013). A Neurobiology of Learning beyond the Declarative Non-Declarative Distinction. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience.
Vaidya, M. (2013). Is Stimulus-stimulus Pairing Sufficient to Produce Conditional Discriminations?.
Vaidya, M. (2013). Timescales of learning in the basal ganglia and the hippocampus.
Ortu, D., Skavhaug, I., Vaidya, M. (2013). Timescales of Learning in the Basal Ganglia and the Hippocampus. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. 7(98), .
Vaidya, M. (2012). A Comparison of Prompting versus Feedback in the Development of Conditional Discriminations in Adult Humans.
Vaidya, M. (2010). Titrating-delay matching-to-sample in the pigeon..
Vaidya, M. (2009). Concurrent performance in a three-alternative choice situation: Response allocation in a Rock/Paper/Scissors game.
Vaidya, M. (2009). On the role of instruction in conditional discrimination training. Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior Bulletin.
Vaidya, M. (2008). Effects of stimulus discriminability on the acquisition of conditional discriminations in adult humans.
Vaidya, M. (2008). Experience-dependent plasticity: differential changes in activation associated with repeated reinforcement.
Vaidya, M. (2007). The effect of baseline training structure on equivalence class formation in children.
Vaidya, M. (2007). Trends in presentations at the annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis.
Vaidya, M. (2006). Delayed matching-to-sample facilitates equivalence-consistent responding.
Vaidya, M. (2003). Determinants of pigeons' choices in a token-based self-control procedures.
Vaidya, M. (2003). Recombinative generalization of within-syllable units in nonreading adults with mental retardation.
Vaidya, M. (2001). Are units of retention necessary?.
Vaidya, M. (2001). Second-order schedules of token reinforcement: Effects of exchange schedule manipulations.
Vaidya, M. (2000). Establishing Abstracted Stimulus Control by the Beginning Sound of Spoken Words in an Adult with Mental Retardation.

Presentations Given

Oral Presentation

Ortu, D. (Author), Vaidya, M. (Author & Presenter), Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Conference, Do Equivalence Relations have Linguistic Properties? Behavioral and Neurophysiological Correlates of Emergent Symmetry, San Antonio, United States of America. (2015).

Media Contributions

TV
"Interview about grant funded study," Channel 4. (November 14, 2017).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Contract
Vaidya, M. (Other), "Complex Learning in Pigeons and People," Sponsored by Akershus University College, Oslo, Norway, International, Funded. (20082009).
Grant - Research
Bergmann, S., Schafer, E. C. (Co-Principal), Vaidya, M. (Co-Principal), Toussaint, K. A. (Co-Principal), Mathews, L. (Co-Principal), "Evaluating Hearing Screening Procedures for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Comparing Conventional Methods to an iPad® Device and Exploring the Utility of Behavioral Supports," Sponsored by UNT Research Seed Grant (RSG), University of North Texas, $9000 Funded. (2021 – Present).
Vaidya, M., "Pediatric Radiation Oncology with Movie-Induced Sedation Effect," Sponsored by Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), State, Funded. (20162019).
Vaidya, M. (Principal), "Do equivalence classes mediate extensions of function?," Sponsored by National Institute of Mental Health, Federal, Funded. (19971999).
Grant - Teaching
Vaidya, M., "Next Generation Course Development at UNT," Sponsored by Center for Learning Enhancement - UNT, University of North Texas, Funded. (20112012).

Service

University Service

Committee Member, Advising Council Committee. (August 2020April 2021).

Chairperson, Concentration in HSR Doctoral Program. (20172018).

Member, SACS-COC QEP Committee. (20152016).

Member, Faculty Senate. (September 2009August 2015).

Member, Committee to Revise Promotion and Tenure policy. (20132014).

Professional Service

Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. (20152018).

Chairperson, Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior SIG - ABAI. (20112017).

Editor, Journal Editor, Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior Bulletin. (20092017).

Editorial Review Board Member, The Psychological Record. (20122015).

Editorial Review Board Member, The Behavior Analyst. (20092012).

Awards and Honors

Board member, Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis. (September 2020August 2028).