Sondheim Hall 407A & 411
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Dr. John C. Borrero is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst whose research focuses on the experimental (and descriptive) analysis of behavior. His interests may be broadly organized into two distinct, but related; areas. The first involves methods of behavioral assessment. This line of inquiry has included evaluations of behavior-environment relations, particularly among individuals with developmental disabilities and their primary caregivers, using quantitative models of behavior (e.g., the matching law). His work on methods of behavioral assessment has also included research on the functional analysis of severe behavior problems, exhibited by individuals with developmental disabilities. The second area of research is primarily translational in that the experimental preparations and procedures are likely not precise replications of events occurring in the natural environment. However, the implications of this work are designed to improve the application of behavioral programming for young children, and individuals with developmental disabilities. In this line of research, Borrero seeks to identify the “value” of rewards across an array of work requirements (i.e., how much work an individual must complete before obtaining a reward), and across an array of delays (i.e., how long an individual must wait to obtain a reward). This research has involved typically developing children and age-appropriate academic tasks.
Borrero, C. S.W., & Borrero, J. C. (2008). Descriptive and experimental analyses of potential precursors to problem behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 41, 83-96.
Borrero, J. C., Crisolo, S. S., Tu, Q., Rieland, W. A., Ross, N. A., Francisco, M. T.,& Yamamoto, K. Y. (2007). An application of the matching law to social dynamics. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 40, 589-601.
Borrero, J. C., Francisco, M. T., Haberlin, A. H., Ross, N. A., & Sran, S. K. (2007). A unit price evaluation of severe problem behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 40, 463-474.
Francisco, M. T., Borrero, J. C., & Sy, J. R. (2008). Evaluation of relative and absolute reinforcer value using progressive ratio schedules. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 41, 189-202.
Borrero, J. C., Vollmer, T. R., Samaha, A. L., Sloman, K. N., & Francisco, M. T. (2007).
Evaluating features of behavioral treatments in the nonhuman animal laboratory. The Behavior Analyst Today, 8, 136-144.
Borrero, J. C., & Vollmer, T. R. (2002). An application of the matching law to severe problem behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 35, 13-27.