Dr. Michelle Ennis Soreth
Michelle Ennis Soreth, Ph.D., BCBA-D is an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department, Associate Director of the Center for Behavior Analysis, and current Coordinator of the undergraduate Specialization in Behavioral Services for Children and their Families for psychology majors. Dr. Soreth completed her Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Rollins College and her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology with a Specialization in Behavior Analysis at Temple University under the mentorship of Dr. Philip Hineline.
Her academic interests include basic behavioral phenomena, applied behavior analysis, and the philosophy of behavior analytic theory. Her basic research primarily takes place in her Pigeon Learning Lab, where she and her students examine basic behavior-environment relations including choice behavior, "risk-taking," and preference for situations with delayed or probabilistic outcomes. Outside of the basic laboratory, Dr. Soreth is involved with several local schools where she designs, oversees, and studies behavioral supports for children and adolescents diagnosed with emotional/behavioral disorders and developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders.
Dr. Soreth is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the doctoral level (BCBA-D) and has strong commitment to the wide scale delivery of effective behavior analytic services and facilitating the development of skilled behavior analysts.
Undergraduate: Learning & Behavior, Behavioral Assessment & Measurement, Professional Issues in ABA
Graduate: Basic Principles of Behavior, Research Methods in Behavior Analysis, Applied Behavior Analysis, Advanced Practice in ABA, Special Topics in ABA, Practicum in ABA
Office: Robinson 115F (Psychology Suite)
Soreth, M.E. (2011). Against the dichotomy of morality and self-interest: A review of Power's "A Problem from Hell" America and the Age of Genocide, Behavior and Social Issues, 20, 32-43.
Soreth, M.E., & Hineline, P.N. (2009). The probability of small schedule values and preference for random-interval schedules. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 91(1), 89-103.
Overton, W.F., & Ennis, M.D. (2006). Cognitive developmental and behavior analytic theories: Evolving into complementarity. Human Development, 49, 143-172.
Overton, W.F., & Ennis, M.D. (2006). Relationism, ontology, and other concerns. Human Development, 49, 180-183.