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Psychology

Dr. Wendy Williams

Associate Professor of Psychology

Director, CWU Avian Behavior Laboratory

Office: 426 Psychology Building
Phone: (509)-963-3679
E-mail: williamw@cwu.edu

Courses Typically Taught at CWU

  • PSY 301: Learning
  • PSY 461: History and Systems of Psychology
  • PSY 551: Applied Behavior Analysis
  • PSY 553: Single Subject Design

Research Interests

  • Choice Behavior
  • Animal Behavior
  • Human Perception and Cognition
  • General Experimental Psychology

Selected Publications

  • Sun, L.,Williams, W. A. & Avalos, C. (2005) Human sweaty smell does not affect women's menstrual cycles, in R. T. Mason, M. LaMaster & D .Muller-Schwarze (Eds.) Chemical Signals in Vertebrates.
  • Parr, W. V., Hunt, M. & Williams W. A. (1999) Sample frequency and sample duration as sources of stimulus control in delayed matching to sample, Behavioral Processes, 46, 39-55.
  • Fantino, E. & Williams, W. A. (1998). Elección y forrageo óptimo (Choice and optimal foraging), in R. Ardila (Ed.) Manual de analisis experimental del comportamiento (Handbook of the experimental analysis of behavior), Editorial Biblioteca Nueva, Madrid, SPAIN.
  • Williams, W. A. & Fantino, E. J. (1996). Response-dependent prechoice effects on foraging-related choice, Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 65, 619-641.
  • Williams, W. A. & Fantino, E. (1994). Delay-reduction and optimal-foraging: Variable-ratio search in a foraging analogue. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 61, 465-477.

Selected Presentations

  • Sali, M. , Westling, S., Lybarger, J., Williams, W. A., Schaefle, S. & Britto, S (May 2009). Marital rape education and the perception of nonconsensual sexual behavior, Paper presented to the Western Psychological Association Conference, Portland, OR.
  • Redfield, J., Williams, W. A., Downs, A. & Montgomery, M. S. (April 2008). A web-based behavioral intervention for sleep problems, Paper presented to the Western Psychological Association Conference, Irvine, CA.
  • McKinstry, C. & Williams, WA. (April 2007). Cage and groups size effects on agonistic behaviors in group-housed laboratory pigeons (columba livia), Paper presented to the Western Psychological Association Conference, Vancouver, CANADA.
  • Buchanan, C., McKinstry, C. & Williams, WA. (April 2007). Infra-red leg band technology for observational research with pigeons, Paper presented to the Western Psychological Association Conference, Vancouver, CANADA.