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Dr. Sadie Lovett

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Director: Applied Behavior Analysis Masters Program

Ph.D. Rehabilitation: Behavior Analysis, Southern Illinois University
M.S. Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Southern Illinois University
B.S. Psychology, Western Michigan University

Office: Psychology Building Room 451
Phone: (509) 963-3453

Courses Typically Taught at CWU

  • PSY 303 Analysis of Everyday Behavior
  • PSY 301 Learning
  • PSY 554 Behavioral Interventions
  • PSY 590 Internship in Applied Experimental Psychology
  • PSY 651 Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis

Research Interests

  • Applied behavior analysis
  • Derived stimulus relations
  • Verbal behavior
  • Instructional design


  • Lovett, S., & Rehfeldt, R.A. (in press). Promoting derived textual control within activity schedules may promote independence for children with autism. Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention.
  • Barnes, C.S., Grannan, L.K., Lovett, S., & Rehfeldt, R.A. (2012). Behavior analytic interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Psicología, Conocimiento, y Sociedad, 2, 27-53.
  • Davlin, N.L., Rehfeldt, R.A., & Lovett, S. (2011). A Relational Frame Theory approach to understanding perspective-taking using children’s stories in typically developing children.  European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 12, 403-430.
  • Lovett, S., Rehfeldt, R.A., García, Y.A., & Dunning, J. (2011). Comparison of a stimulus equivalence protocol and traditional lecture for teaching single subject designs. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 819-833.