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College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology

Samantha Swindell

Clinical Professor

Ph.D. Washington State University, 1998

Contact Information

Office: Johnson Tower 213
Phone: (509) 335-3715

Classes Taught

  • Psychology 312: Research Methods
  • Psychology 328: Self-Control
  • Psychology 470: Motivation
  • Psychology 491/591: Principles of Learning

Research Interests

As the director of the undergraduate program, I divide my time between teaching and administrative duties for the Department of Psychology. I teach a variety of undergraduate courses for the department and occasionally teach for the Honors College. I assist the department Chair with administrative tasks related to our undergraduate program, specifically undergraduate curriculum development, program assessment, student advising, and recruitment and retention.

Selected Publications

Swindell, S., McSweeney, F. K., & Murphy, E. S. (2003). Dynamic Changes in the size of behavioral contrast. The Behavior Analyst Today, 4, 199-209.

McSweeney, F. K. & Swindell, S. (2002). Common processes may contribute to extinction and habituation. The Journal of General Psychology, 129, 364-400.

McSweeney, F. K. & Swindell, S. (2001). The glass ceiling is not fragile: A response to Odum (2000). The Behavior Analyst, 24, 87-93.

McSweeney, F. K., Donahoe, P., & Swindell, S. (2000). Women in applied behavior analysis. The Behavior Analyst, 23, 267-277.

McSweeney, F. K. & Swindell, S. (1999). Behavioral economics and within-session changes in responding. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 72, 355-371.

Samantha Swindell

Washington State University