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Adam Doughty, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Address: 65 Coming St., Office #207
Phone: 843.603.5913
E-mail: doughtya@cofc.edu



Education

Ph.D., West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
2002


Research Interests

My students and I conduct research in the experimental analysis of behavior. Our participants include both people and pigeons. Our most recent research has examined the variables that impact behavioral variability and derived stimulus relations. The unifying theme of this research is how best to refine behavioral approaches to novelty (i.e., how organisms respond in novel ways and react under novel circumstances). As such, the research bears on several theoretical and practical issues such as creative problem solving, the role of language in learning, and the problems displayed in some clinical populations (e.g., autism spectrum disorder).

Teaching Interest

  • Conditioning and Learning
  • Advanced Behavioral Principles
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Laboratory in Conditioning and Learning
  • Introduction to Psychological Science
  • Independent Study in Psychology
  • Bachelor's Essay in Psychology