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Washington State University
College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology

Samantha Swindell

Clinical Professor
Associate Dean for Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment

Ph.D. Washington State University, 1998

Contact Information

Office: Johnson Tower 339
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

I have a 20% faculty appointment in the Department of Psychology and an 80% administrative appointment as the Associate Dean for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for the College of Arts and Sciences.  As a faculty member, I coordinate Psych 105: Introductory Psychology on the Pullman campus and routinely teach Psych 505: Teaching introductory Psychology, which psychology graduate students take prior to their appointments as primary instructors in Psych 105.

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