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    William V Dube PhD

    TitleProfessor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentPsychiatry
    AddressEunice Kennedy Shriver Center
    55 Lake Avenue North, S3-301
    Worcester MA 01655
    Phone774-455-4016
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      InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
      DepartmentPediatrics

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      DepartmentNeuroscience

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      DepartmentShriver Center

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        Academic Background

        Education

        B.M., Music Education, Boston Conservatory of Music, 1972
        M.A., Applied Behavior Analysis, Northeastern University, 1985
        Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, Northeastern University, 1987

        Other Appointments

        Clinical Adjunct Professor, Graduate Programs in Behavior Analysis, Western New England University, Springfield, MA

        Board of Editors: Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior

        Professional Advisory Board: Association for Science in Autism Treatment

        Research Interests

        Dr. Dube conducts behavioral research related to learning, attending, and motivation in individuals with intellectual and neurodevelopmental disabilities. Current areas of emphasis include the analysis and remediation of learning problems related to stimulus overselectivity, translational research in behavioral choice and behavioral momentum, generalization of treatment effects for problem behavior, and the use of computer-mediated programmed instruction for individuals with severe intellectual disabilities.

        Ongoing Projects



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        1. Dube WV, Wilkinson KM. The Potential Influence of Stimulus Overselectivity in AAC: Information from Eye Tracking and Behavioral Studies of Attention with Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. Augment Altern Commun. 2014 Jun; 30(2):172-85.
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        2. Johnson C, Meleshkevich O, Dube WV. Merging separately established stimulus classes with outcome-specific reinforcement. J Exp Anal Behav. 2014 Jan; 101(1):38-50.
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        3. MacDonald JM, Ahearn WH, Parry-Cruwys D, Bancroft S, Dube WV. Persistence during extinction: examining the effects of continuous and intermittent reinforcement on problem behavior. J Appl Behav Anal. 2013; 46(1):333-8.
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        4. Schlichenmeyer KJ, Roscoe EM, Rooker GW, Wheeler EE, Dube WV. Idiosyncratic variables that affect functional analysis outcomes: a review (2001-2010). J Appl Behav Anal. 2013; 46(1):339-48.
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        5. MacDonald JM, Ahearn WA, Parry-Cruwys D, Bancroft S, & Dube WV. Persistence during extinction: Examining the effects of continuous and intermittent reinforcement on problem behavior. J Appl Behav Anal. 2013; 46(1):333-338.
        6. Dube, WV. Translational research in behavior analysis. APA Handbooks in Psychology. APA Handbook of Behavior Analysis, Vol. 1: Methods and Principles, GJ Madden (Ed). 2012; 65-79.
        7. Lionello-Denolf KM, Dube WV. Contextual influences on resistance to disruption in children with intellectual disabilities. J Exp Anal Behav. 2011 Nov; 96(3):317-27.
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        8. Brino AL, Barros RS, Galvão OF, Garotti M, da Cruz IR, Santos JR, Dube WV, McIlvane WJ. Sample stimulus control shaping and restricted stimulus control in capuchin monkeys: a methodological note. J Exp Anal Behav. 2011 May; 95(3):387-98.
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        9. McIlvane WJ, Dube WV, Lionello-DeNolf KM, Serna RW, Barros RS, & Galvão OF. Some current dimensions of translational behavior analysis: From laboratory research to intervention for persons with autism spectrum disorders. In J. A. Mulick, & E. A. Mayville (Eds.), Behavioral Foundations of Effective Autism Treatment. 2011; 155-181.
        10. Parry-Cruwys DE, Neal CM, Ahearn WH, Wheeler EE, Premchander R, Loeb MB, Dube WV. Resistance to disruption in a classroom setting. J Appl Behav Anal. 2011; 44(2):363-7.
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        11. Dube WV, Dickson CA, Balsamo LM, O'Donnell KL, Tomanari GY, Farren KM, Wheeler EE, McIlvane WJ. Observing behavior and atypically restricted stimulus control. J Exp Anal Behav. 2010 Nov; 94(3):297-313.
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        12. Lionello-DeNolf KM, Dube WV, McIlvane WJ. Evaluation of resistance to change under different disrupter conditions in children with autism and severe intellectual disability. J Exp Anal Behav. 2010 May; 93(3):369-83.
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        13. Dube WV, Ahearn WH, Lionello-Denolf K, McIlvane WJ. Behavioral Momentum: Translational Research in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Behav Anal Today. 2009 Sep 9; 10(2):238-253.
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        14. Dube, WV. Stimulus overselectivity in discrimination learning. Behavioral Theories and Interventions for Autism, P Reed (Ed). 2009; 23-46.
        15. Klein JL, Macdonald RF, Vaillancourt G, Ahearn WH, Dube WV. Teaching Discrimination of Adult Gaze Direction to Children with Autism. Res Autism Spectr Disord. 2009 Jan 1; 3(1):42-49.
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        16. Deutsch CK, Dube WV, McIlvane WJ. Attention deficits, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and intellectual disabilities. Dev Disabil Res Rev. 2008; 14(4):285-92.
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        17. Walpole CW, Roscoe EM, Dube WV. Use of a differential observing response to expand restricted stimulus control. J Appl Behav Anal. 2007; 40(4):707-12.
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        18. Smaby K, MacDonald, RPF, Ahearn WH, Dube, WV. Assessment Protocol for Identifying Preferred Social Consequences. Behavioral Interventions. 2007; 22:311-318.
        19. Tomanari GY, Balsamo LM, Fowler TR, Lombard KM, Farren KM, & Dube WV. Manual and ocular observing behavior in human subjects. Eur J Behav Anal. 2007; 8:29-40.
        20. Dickson CA, Deutsch CK, Wang SS, Dube WV. Matching-to-sample assessment of stimulus overselectivity in students with intellectual disabilities. Am J Ment Retard. 2006 Nov; 111(6):447-53.
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        21. Tomanari GY, Sidman M, Rubio AR, Dube WV. Equivalence classes with requirements for short response latencies. J Exp Anal Behav. 2006 May; 85(3):349-69.
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        22. Dube WV, Balsamo LM, Fowler TR, Dickson CA, Lombard KM, & Tomanari GY. Observing behavior topography in delayed matching to multiple samples. Psychol Rec. 2006; 56:233-244.
        23. Barros RS, Lionello-DeNolf KM, Dube WV & McIlvane WJ. Equivalence class formation via identity matching to sample and simple discrimination with class-specific consequences. Braz J Behav Anal. 2006; 79-92.
        24. Dube WV, McIlvane WJ. Behavior-analytic experimental strategies and motivational processes in persons with mental retardation. International Review of Research in Mental Retardation, Vol. 31: Mental Retardation, Personality, and Motivational Systems, H Switzky, L Hickson & R Schalock (Eds). 2006; 261-288.
        25. Dickson CA, Wang SS, Lombard KM, Dube WV. Overselective stimulus control in residential school students with intellectual disabilities. Res Dev Disabil. 2006 Nov-Dec; 27(6):618-31.
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        26. MacDonald R, Anderson J, Dube WV, Geckeler A, Green G, Holcomb W, Mansfield R, Sanchez J. Behavioral assessment of joint attention: a methodological report. Res Dev Disabil. 2006 Mar-Apr; 27(2):138-50.
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        27. Galvão OF, Barros RS, Santos JR, Brino ALF, Brandão S, Lavratti CM, Dube WV & McIlvane WJ. Extent and limits of the matching concept in Cebus apella: A matter of experimental control?. Psychol Rec. 2005; 55:219-232.
        28. Dube WV, Macdonald RP, Mansfield RC, Holcomb WL, Ahearn WH. Toward a behavioral analysis of joint attention. Behav Anal. 2004; 27(2):197-207.
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        29. Dube WV, McIlvane WJ, Mazzitelli K, McNamara B. Reinforcer rate effects and behavioral momentum in individuals with developmental disabilities. Am J Ment Retard. 2003 Mar; 108(2):134-43.
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        30. Ahearn WH, Clark KM, Gardenier NC, Chung BI, Dube WV. Persistence of stereotypic behavior: examining the effects of external reinforcers. J Appl Behav Anal. 2003; 36(4):439-48.
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        31. McIlvane WJ, Dube WV. Stimulus control topography coherence theory: foundations and extensions. Behav Anal. 2003; 26(2):195-213.
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        32. Dube WV, McIlvane WJ. Quantitative assessments of sensitivity to reinforcement contingencies in mental retardation. Am J Ment Retard. 2002 Mar; 107(2):136-45.
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        33. McIlvane WJ, Kledaras JB, Callahan TC, Dube WV. High-probability stimulus control topographies with delayed S+ onset in a simultaneous discrimination procedure. J Exp Anal Behav. 2002 Mar; 77(2):189-98.
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        34. Dube WV, McIlvane WJ. Reinforcer rate and stimulus control in discrimination reversal learning. Psychol Rec. 2002; 52:405-416.
        35. Mihalick SM, Crandall JE, Langlois JC, Krienke JD, Dube WV. Prenatal ethanol exposure, generalized learning impairment, and medial prefrontal cortical deficits in rats. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2001 Sep-Oct; 23(5):453-62.
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        36. Dube WW, McIlvane WJ. Behavioral momentum in computer-presented discriminations in individuals with severe mental retardation. J Exp Anal Behav. 2001 Jan; 75(1):15-23.
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        37. Mihalick SM, Langlois JC, Krienke JD, Dube WV. An olfactory discrimination procedure for mice. J Exp Anal Behav. 2000 May; 73(3):305-18.
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        38. Dube WV, Mazzitelli K, Lombard KM & McIlvane WJ. Assessing behavioral momentum in humans with mental retardation and unstable baselines. Exper Anal Human Behav Bull. 2000; 18:6-11.
        39. McIlvane WJ, Dube WV. Behavioral momentum and multiple stimulus control topographies [Commentary]. Behav Brain Sci. 2000; 23:109.
        40. Dube WV, McIlvane WJ. Reduction of stimulus overselectivity with nonverbal differential observing responses. J Appl Behav Anal. 1999; 32(1):25-33.
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        41. Williams DC, Dube WV, Johnston MD, Saunders KJ. Conditional versus trial-unique delayed matching-to-sample. Am J Ment Retard. 1998 Sep; 103(2):186-92.
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        42. Dube WV, Serna RW. Re-evaluation of a programmed method to teach generalized identity matching to sample. Res Dev Disabil. 1998 Jul-Aug; 19(4):347-79.
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        43. Dube WV, McIlvane WJ. Reinforcer frequency and restricted stimulus control. J Exp Anal Behav. 1997 Nov; 68(3):303-16.
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        44. Serna RW, Dube WV, McIlvane WJ. Assessing same/different judgments in individuals with severe intellectual disabilities: a status report. Res Dev Disabil. 1997 Sep-Oct; 18(5):343-68.
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        45. McIlvane W, Dube W. Units of analysis and the environmental control of behavior. J Exp Anal Behav. 1997 Mar; 67(2):235-9.
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        46. Dube WV, Callahan TD, McIlvane WJ, Deutsch CK, Ullman MD, Koul O, McCluer RH. Auditory discrimination reversal learning and assessment of behavioral teratogenesis in rats. Behav Processes. 1996 Sep; 37(2-3):197-207.
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        47. McIlvane WJ, Dube WV. Naming as a facilitator of discrimination. J Exp Anal Behav. 1996 Jan; 65(1):267-72.
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        48. Dube WV, Moniz DH, Gomes JF. Use of computer- and teacher-delivered prompts in discrimination training with individuals who have mental retardation. Am J Ment Retard. 1995 Nov; 100(3):253-61.
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        49. Dube WV, Iennaco FM, McIlvane WJ. Generalized identity matching to sample of two-dimensional forms in individuals with intellectual disabilities. Res Dev Disabil. 1993 Nov-Dec; 14(6):457-77.
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        50. Dube WV, Green G, Serna RW. Auditory successive conditional discrimination and auditory stimulus equivalence classes. J Exp Anal Behav. 1993 Jan; 59(1):103-14.
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        51. Stromer R, McIlvane WJ, Dube WV, Mackay HA. Assessing control by elements of complex stimuli in delayed matching to sample. J Exp Anal Behav. 1993 Jan; 59(1):83-102.
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        52. Zygmont DM, Lazar RM, Dube WV, McIlvane WJ. Teaching arbitrary matching via sample stimulus-control shaping to young children and mentally retarded individuals: a methodological note. J Exp Anal Behav. 1992 Jan; 57(1):109-17.
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        53. McIlvane WJ, Dube WV. Stimulus control shaping and stimulus control topographies. Behav Anal. 1992; 15(1):89-94.
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        54. Dube WV, McDonald SJ, McIlvane WJ, Mackay HA. Constructed-response matching to sample and spelling instruction. J Appl Behav Anal. 1991; 24(2):305-17.
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        55. McIlvane WJ, Dube WV, Kledaras JB, Iennaco FM, Stoddard LT. Teaching relational discrimination to individuals with mental retardation: some problems and possible solutions. Am J Ment Retard. 1990 Nov; 95(3):283-96.
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        56. McIlvane WJ, Dube WV. Do stimulus classes exist before they are tested? Anal Verbal Behav. 1990; 8:13-7.
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        57. Dube WV, McIlvane WJ, Maguire RW, Mackay HA, Stoddard LT. Stimulus class formation and stimulus-reinforcer relations. J Exp Anal Behav. 1989 Jan; 51(1):65-76.
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        58. de Rose JC, McIlvane WJ, Dube WV, Stoddard LT. Stimulus class formation and functional equivalence in moderately retarded individuals' conditional discrimination. Behav Processes. 1988 Aug; 17(2):167-75.
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        59. de Rose JC, McIlvane WJ, Dube WV, Galpin VC, Stoddard LT. Emergent simple discrimination established by indirect relation to differential consequences. J Exp Anal Behav. 1988 Jul; 50(1):1-20.
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        60. Dube WV, McIlvane WJ, Mackay HA, Stoddard LT. Stimulus class membership established via stimulus-reinforcer relations. J Exp Anal Behav. 1987 Mar; 47(2):159-75.
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