Faculty Profile

Daniele Ortu

Title
Research Assistant Professor
Department
Behavior Analysis
College
College of Health and Public Service

    

Education

PhD, University of Stirling, 2012.
Major: Psychology - Neuroscience
MS, Associazione Istituzione Libera Universita Nuorese, 2006.
Major: Science of Organization/Behavior Analysis
BA, University of Cagliari, 2004.
Major: Social Psychology

Current Scheduled Teaching*

BEHV 5950.711, Master's Thesis, Fall 2021
BEHV 5815.711, Practicum, Fall 2021
BEHV 5900.711, Special Problems, Fall 2021
BEHV 5330.001, Verbal Behavior and the Analysis of Human Behavior, Fall 2021

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

BEHV 5820.711, Internship, Summer 5W2 2021
BEHV 5950.711, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2021
BEHV 5820.711, Internship, Spring 2021
BEHV 5950.711, Master's Thesis, Spring 2021
BEHV 5810.711, Practicum, Spring 2021
BEHV 5815.711, Practicum, Spring 2021
BEHV 5820.711, Internship, Fall 2020
BEHV 5950.711, Master's Thesis, Fall 2020
BEHV 5815.711, Practicum, Fall 2020 SPOT
BEHV 5900.711, Special Problems, Fall 8W2 2020
BEHV 5330.001, Verbal Behavior and the Analysis of Human Behavior, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
BEHV 5950.711, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W2 2020
BEHV 5950.711, Master's Thesis, Spring 2020
BEHV 5810.711, Practicum, Spring 2020
BEHV 5815.711, Practicum, Spring 2020
BEHV 4900.711, Special Problems, Spring 2020
BEHV 5950.711, Master's Thesis, Fall 2019
BEHV 5815.711, Practicum, Fall 2019
BEHV 5330.001, Verbal Behavior and the Analysis of Human Behavior, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
BEHV 5820.711, Internship, Spring 2019
BEHV 4900.711, Special Problems, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
BEHV 5900.709, Special Problems, Spring 2019
BEHV 5900.711, Special Problems, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
BEHV 5900.711, Special Problems, Fall 2018
BEHV 5330.001, Verbal Behavior and the Analysis of Human Behavior, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
BEHV 5950.711, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2018
BEHV 5950.711, Master's Thesis, Spring 2018
BEHV 4900.711, Special Problems, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
BEHV 5900.711, Special Problems, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
BEHV 5820.711, Internship, Fall 2017
BEHV 5950.711, Master's Thesis, Fall 2017
BEHV 5330.001, Verbal Behavior and the Analysis of Human Behavior, Fall 2017 SPOT
BEHV 5815.711, Practicum, Summer 5W2 2017
BEHV 5950.711, Master's Thesis, Spring 2017
BEHV 4900.711, Special Problems, Spring 2017
BEHV 5950.711, Master's Thesis, Fall 2016
BEHV 5950.711, Master's Thesis, Spring 2016
BEHV 4900.711, Special Problems, Spring 2016
BEHV 5900.711, Special Problems, Spring 2016
BEHV 5950.711, Master's Thesis, Fall 2015

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Cihon, T., Becker, A., Ortu, D., Glenn, S. (2020). Establishing a research lab for cultural science. Behavior science perspectives on culture and community.
Journal Article
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
Niland, H., Ortu, D. (2020). Confessions Selected by Consequences: An Operant Analysis of False Confessions and Interrogation Techniques. Behavior and Social Issues. Springer Science and Business Media LLC. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s42822-019-00025-8
Ortu, D., Cihon, T. (2018). A neuro-operant analysis of mnemonic recognition. Perspectives on Behavior Science. 42(2), 267-281.
Pal, A., Ortu, D. (2018). A Book Review on Tinnitus Retraining Therapy. Jastreboff, P., & Hazell, J. (2004). Tinnitus Retraining Therapy: Implementing the Neurophysiological Model.. Frontiers in Neuroscience.
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.
Ortu, D. (2015). How do we remember traumatic events? Exploring the role of neuromodulation. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 38, . Cambridge University Press.
Ortu, D., Vaidya, M. (2013). A Neurobiology of Learning beyond the Declarative Non-Declarative Distinction. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience.
Ortu, D., Allan, K., Donaldson, D. I. (2013). Is the N400 effect a neurophysiological index of associative relationships?. Neuropsychologia. 51(9), 1742–1748. Pergamon.
Ortu, D., Skavhaug, I., Vaidya, M. (2013). Timescales of Learning in the Basal Ganglia and the Hippocampus. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. 7(98), .
Ortu, D., Becker, A., Woelz, T. A., Glenn, S. S. (2012). An iterated four-player prisoner’s dilemma game with an external selecting agent: A metacontingency experiment. Other. 44(1), 111–120. Fundación Universitaria Konrad Lorenz.
Ortu, D. (2012). Neuroscientific measures of covert behavior. Other. 35(1), 75–87. Springer International Publishing.
Schlund, M., Ortu, D. (2010). Experience-dependent changes in human brain activation during contingency learning. Neuroscience. 165(1), 151–158. Elsevier.
Magazine/Trade Publication
Ortu, D. (2018). Consiousness and Decision Making: A Neuro-Operant Perspective. B.F. Skinner Foundation. https://www.bfskinner.org/behavioral-science/operants/

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Fellowship
Ortu, D., "Ph. D. Full Funding," Sponsored by SINAPSE, State, $65000 Funded. (20082011).
Ortu, D., "Borsa di Studio," State, $1100 Funded. (1997).
Sponsored Research
Becker, A. (Co-Principal), Ortu, D. (Co-Principal), "The Beatrice H. Barrett Endowment for Research in Neuro-Operant Relations," Sponsored by The Beatrice H. Barrett Endowment for Research in Neuro-Operant Relations, Private, $3500000 Funded. (2003 – Present).
,
Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
%
of
students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
CLOSE