Liz Kyonka, Ph.D.
I study operant conditioning, temporal learning, and behavioral mechanisms of choice and decision making. My students and I have used human and nonhuman animal laboratory models of choice adaptation and temporal learning to discover how individuals reason and make decisions in our complex, unpredictably changing world. A better understanding of behavior adaptation can be used to develop strategies for facilitating rational or healthy choices in individuals.
I am originally from Toronto, Canada, and have also lived in the USA, New Zealand and Australia. Currently, I am an Assistant Professor in Psychology at California State University, East Bay.
As a member of the Cal State East Bay community with an office on the Hayward campus, I acknowledge that I am a guest on the unceded land of the First People of this region, the present-day Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area (formerly Verona Band of Alameda County). I support the sovereignty of this Chochenyo-Ohlone-speaking tribal group and other Indigenous peoples. This acknowledgment was created by the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe with the support of the CSUEB Indigenous Acknowledgment Collective and is a living document. CSUEB Muwekma Ohlone Tribal Land Acknowledgment - Full Version
California State University, East Bay
Read more about some of my teaching at the University of New England and West Virginia University.
Select service to behavior analysis
Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 2020-2023
The Psychological Record, 2017-2020
Analysis of Gambling Behavior, 2017-present
Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 2010-2012, 2018-2020
Perspectives on Behavior Science, 2018-2022
Association for behavior analysis science board, 2021-2024