Hank Schlinger



Department Faculty

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Applied Behavior Analysis
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
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Henry D. (Hank) Schlinger Jr. received his Ph.D. in psychology (applied behavior analysis) from Western Michigan University. He then completed a two-year National Institutes of Health-funded post-doctoral fellowship in behavioral pharmacology. He was a full tenured professor of psychology at Western New England University in Springfield, MA, before moving to Los Angeles in 1998. He is now an associate professor of psychology and director of the M.S. Program in Applied Behavior Analysis in the Department of Psychology at California State University, Los Angeles and a part-time associate professor in the Applied Behavior Analysis program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Schlinger has more than 60 publications in more than 20 different journals. He also has authored or co-authored three books, Psychology: A Behavioral Overview (1990), A Behavior-Analytic View of Child Development (1995) (which was translated into Japanese), and Introduction to Scientific Psychology (1998). He is a past editor of The Analysis of Verbal Behavior The Behavior Analyst, and on the editorial boards of several other journals. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.

Education History
Degree Institution
B.S. Psychology Southern Methodist University
M.A. Psychology Southern Methodist University
Ph.D. Psychology Western Michigan University
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Full Member Association for Behavior Analysis International
Board of Trustees Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies
Board Certified Doctoral Behavior Analyst- BCBA-D

Schlinger, H. D. (2013). A functional analysis of psychological terms redux.The Behavior Analyst, 36 (2), 255-266.

Schlinger, H. D., & Morris, E. K. (2913). "B.F. Skinner." In Oxford Bibliographies in Psychology. Ed. Dana S. Dunn. NewYork: Oxford University Press, 2013. http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199828340/obo-9780199828340-0098.xml

Schlinger, H. D., & Normand, M. A. (2013). On the origin and function of the term "functional analysis.Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 285-288. DOI=10.1002/jaba.6&ArticleID=1093926

Schlinger, H. D.Prediction and control: A commentary on Catania (1981).European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 13,249-253.

Schlinger, H. D. (2012). What Would It Be Like to Be IBM's Computer, Watson?The Behavior Analyst, 35, 37-44.

Schlinger, H. D., & Susa, C. (2012). Using a lag schedule to increase variability of verbal responding in an individual with autism.The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 28, 125-130.

Schlinger, H. D., & Heldt, J. (2012). Increased Variability in Tacting Under a Lag 3 Schedule of Reinforcement.The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 28, 131-136.

Schlinger, H. D., & DeGraff, A. (2012). The effect of joint control training on the acquisition and durability of a sequencing task.The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 28, 59-71.

Schlinger, H. D., & Alessi, G. (2011). Verbally Conditioning Client Behaviors in the Therapeutic Setting.Clínica y Salud/ Clinic and Health, 22, 245-255.

Schlinger, H. D. (2011). Skinner as missionary and prophet: A review of Burrhus F. Skinner: Shaper of behaviour.Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 217-225.

Schlinger, H. D. (2010). Behavioral vs. cognitive views of speech perception.Journal of Speech Language Pathology-Applied Behavior Analysis, 5, 150-165.

Schlinger, H. D. (2010). The Impact of Skinner's Verbal Behavior: A Response to Dymond and Alonso-Álvarez.The Psychological Record, 60, 361-368.

Schlinger, H. D. (2009). Auditory imagining.European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 10, 77-85.

Schlinger, H. D. (2009). Theory of mind: An overview and behavioral perspective.The Psychological Record, 59, 435-448.

Professional Skills
behavior analysis