Scott Herbst

Scott Herbst

Department Faculty
  • Program Faculty
    Applied Behavior Analysis
    Assistant Professor

  • The Chicago School Chicago
Applied Behavior Analysis
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Office Location
Office Phone
On-campus Ext.
  • B.A. English Literature, North Central College - Naperville, IL
  • Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno
Areas Of Expertise


Q: Please describe your teaching philosophy.
A: Learner engagement and practice with material should be facilitated through numerous opportunities to respond to the material. This includes frequent quizzing, a class structure that ensures frequent participation for all students, and the application of material through in and out of class projects.

Q: Please provide a statement or philosophy regarding the practice of psychology.
A: Psychology is the study of the individual in relation to his or her environment.

Q: Why did you choose to enter the field of psychology?
A: I find people fascinating (myself included) and wanted to understand them

Q: What advice would you give to a student entering The Chicago School?
A: Study hard. Make friends. If you're ever having any trouble, go talk to your professor sooner rather than later.

Select Publications

  • Hayes, S. C., Bunting, K., Herbst, S., Bond, F. W., & Barnes-Holmes, D. (2006). Expanding the scope of organizational behavior management: Relational Frame Theory and the experimental analysis of complex human behavior. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 26 (1/2), 1-12.
  • Herbst, S. A., & Houmanfar, R. (2009). Psychological approaches to values in organizations and organizational behavior management. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 29, 47-68.
  • Houmanfar, R., Hayes, L. J., & Herbst, S. A. (2005). An analog study of first language dominance and interference over second language. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 21, 75-98.
  • Masuda, A., Hayes, S., Fletcher, L., Seignourel, P., Bunting, K., Herbst, S., et al. (2007). Impact of acceptance and commitment therapy versus education on stigma toward people with psychological disorders. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 45(11), 2764-2772.

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Behavior Analysis
  • Association for Contextual Behavior Psychology
  • The OBM Network