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    Karen Lionello-Denolf PhD

    TitleAssistant Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    AddressEunice Kennedy Shriver Center
    55 Lake Avenue North, S3-301
    Worcester MA 01655

        Academic Background

        B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University
        M.S., Purdue University
        Ph.D., Purdue University

        Current Appointments:

        UMass Medical School

        Assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry

        Other Appointments:

        Associate Editor, The Pyschological Record
        Science Board, Association for Behavior Analysis International

        Karen Lionello-DeNolf, Ph.D.General Research Interests:

        • Relational learning and categorization in populations without spoken language ability
        • Stimulus control variables affecting the formation stimulus equivalence classes
        • Issues related to discrimination learning, such as the differential outcomes effect, learning set, and reversal learning
        • Variables affecting behavioral persistence as defined by behavioral momentum theory

        Recent Projects:

        Process Analysis in Behavioral Allocation and Persistence in Severe Mental Retardation
        Developing a Rat Model of Transitive Behavior
        Symbolic Processes in Presymbolic Populations

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        1. Campos HC, Debert P, Lionello-DeNolf K, McIlvane WJ. Stimulus control in a go/no-go procedure with compound stimuli with pigeons. Behav Processes. 2015 Jun; 115:30-6.
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        2. Urcuioli PJ, Jones BM, Lionello-DeNolf KM. Evidence for response membership in stimulus classes by pigeons. J Exp Anal Behav. 2013 Mar; 99(2):129-49.
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        3. 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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        4. 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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        5. Lionello-DeNolf KM. The search for symmetry: 25 years in review. Learn Behav. 2009 May; 37(2):188-203.
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        6. Vasconcelos M, Urcuioli PJ, Lionello-DeNolf KM. When is a failure to replicate not a type II error? J Exp Anal Behav. 2007 May; 87(3):405-7.
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        7. Vasconcelos M, Urcuioli PJ, Lionello-DeNolf KM. Failure to replicate the 'work ethic" effect in pigeons. J Exp Anal Behav. 2007 May; 87(3):383-99.
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        8. Urcuioli PJ, Lionello-DeNolf K, Michalek S, Vasconcelos M. Some tests of response membership in acquired equivalence classes. J Exp Anal Behav. 2006 Jul; 86(1):81-107.
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        9. Urcuioli PJ, Lionello-DeNolf KM. The role of common reinforced comparison responses in acquired sample equivalence. Behav Processes. 2005 May 31; 69(2):207-22.
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        10. Lionello-DeNolf KM, Urcuioli PJ. A procedure for generating differential "sample" responding without different exteroceptive stimuli. J Exp Anal Behav. 2003 Jan; 79(1):21-35.
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        11. Urcuioli PJ, Pierce JN, Lionello-DeNolf KM, Friedrich A, Fetterman JG, Green C. The development of emergent differential sample behavior in pigeons. J Exp Anal Behav. 2002 Nov; 78(3):409-32.
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        12. Lionello-DeNolf KM, Urcuioli PJ. Stimulus control topographies and tests of symmetry in pigeons. J Exp Anal Behav. 2002 Nov; 78(3):467-95.
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        13. Urcuioli PJ, DeMarse T, Lionello-DeNolf KM. Assessing the contributions of S-O and R-O associations to differential-outcome matching through outcome reversals. J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process. 2001 Jul; 27(3):239-51.
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        14. Lionello-DeNolf KM, Urcuioli PJ. Transfer of pigeons' matching to sample to novel sample locations. J Exp Anal Behav. 2000 Mar; 73(2):141-61.
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