• I am an experimental psychologist with primary interests in Behavior Analysis, especially as it applies to substance abuse and health.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2022-12-01 Escalating schedules of incentives increase physical activity with no differences between deposit and no-deposit groups: A systematic replicationJournal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.  Early view before issue. 2022-12-01
    2021-07-01 The Gym Membership Purchase Task: Early Evidence Towards Establishment of a Novel Hypothetical Purchase Task.The Psychological Record.  1-11.. 2021-07-01
    2019-09-01 From lab bench to park bench: How behavioral science affects the field of substance abuse.Perspectives on Behavior Science2019-09-01
    2016-06-01 A matched deposit contract intervention to increase physical activity in underactive and sedentary adults.Translational Issues in Psychological Science.  2:101.. 2016-06-01
    2016-06-01 Behavioral factors predicting response to employment-based reinforcement of cocaine abstinence in methadone patients.Translational Issues in Psychological Science.  2:192.. 2016-06-01
    2014-06-01 Preliminary efficacy of prize-based contingency management to increase activity levels in healthy adults.Journal for Applied Behavior Analysis.  47:231-245.. 2014-06-01
    2013-02-01 Employment-Based Reinforcement of Adherence to Oral Naltrexone Treatment in Unemployed Injection Drug UsersExperimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology.  21:74-83. 2013-02-01
    2013-01-01 Response Inhibition is Impaired by Developmental Methylmercury Exposure: Acquisition of Low-Rate Lever-PressingBehavioural Brain Research.  253:196-205. 2013-01-01
    2011-07-01 Employment-based reinforcement of adherence to depot naltrexone in unemployed opioid-dependent adults: a randomized controlled trial.Addiction.  106:1309-18. 2011-07-01
    2008-01-01 Attendance Rates in a Workplace Predict Subsequent Outcome of Employment-Based Reinforcement of Cocaine Abstinence in Methadone PatientsAttendance Rates in a Workplace Predict Subsequent Outcome of Employment-Based Reinforcement of Cocaine Abstinence in Methadone Patients.  41:499-516. 2008-01-01
    2008-01-01 Effects of Gestational Exposure to Methylmercury and Dietary Selenium on Reinforcement Efficacy in Adulthood.Neurotoxicology and Teratology.  30:29-37. 2008-01-01


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    2008-01-01 Behavioral Pharmacology.  Sage. 2008-01-01
    2008-01-01 Employment based reinforcement in the treatment of drug addiction.  American Psychological Association. 399. 2008-01-01


    Research Overview

  • My research goals are to apply behavioral treatments, called contingency management programs to address behavioral health issues, like drug abuse and obesity. My lab also conducts research in behavioral economics, specifically in using behavioral demand curves to characterize health choices. Keywords: Opioids, opiate, physical activity, sedentary behavior, substance use, Methadone, Buprenorphine, behavioral economics, health incentives, health promotion
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    Teaching Overview

  • I am interested in teaching on any aspect of the science of human behavior. Specific classes of interest include: General Psychology, Drugs & Behavior, Experimental Psychology, Conditioning & Learning, Principles of Behavior Change, Best Practices in College Teaching.
  • Full Name

  • Wendy Donlin Washington