Psychology

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
Email: lovetts@cwu.edu

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

Selected Works:

  • Lovett, S., & Rehfeldt, R. A. (in press). An evaluation of multiple exemplar instruction to teach perspective-taking skills to adolescents with Asperger syndrome. Behavioral Development Bulletin.
  • Lovett, S., & Rehfeldt, R. A. (2013). Defusion instruction to decrease perseverative thoughts of adolescents with PDD-NOS. Paper presented at the 39th annual Association for Behavior Analysis International symposium: Treating Anxiety and distress: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and direct contingencies.
  • 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. (2011). Comparison of a stimulus equivalence protocol and traditional lecture for teaching single subject designs.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 819-833.