Carla Lagorio

Carla Lagorio
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  • Associate Professor
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  • Psychology
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Dr. Carla Lagorio is an Associate Professor of Psychology. Her interests lie in basic and theoretical behavior analysis, and she has focused on the quantitative analyses of behavior, behavioral economics, and behavioral pharmacology. Dr. Lagorio has served on the editorial board of The Behavior Analyst, is the Past-President of the Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis, is Treasurer of the Society for the Quantitative Analyses of Behavior, and she co-coordinates the Behavioral Pharmacology and Neuroscience program for the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Her current basic research is focused on questions related to risky choice, compulsive-type behavior, and delay discounting. In addition, Dr. Lagorio is passionate about several community and environmental sustainability causes – including increasing the adoptability potential of canines at the local shelter, and researching ways to increase composting and reduce overall levels of student food waste on campus.


Teaching Interests

Principles of Learning
Behavior Analysis
Introduction to and History of Psychology

Responsibilities

President: Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis
Board Director and Treasurer: Society for the Quantitative Analysis of Behavior
Behavioral Pharmacology and Neuroscience Program Coordinator: Association for Behavior Analysis International
Editorial Board: The Behavior Analyst
Board Member: Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
Faculty Advisor: Food Recovery Network
Faculty Advisor: Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology
Faculty Advisor: Psychology Club 

Research and Creative Activities

Experimental Behavior Analysis
Behavioral Pharmacology
Behavioral Economics
Increasing Adoptability Potential of Canines at the Humane Association
Social and Environmental Sustainability Issues: Reducing food waste, increasing composting efforts, increasing appropriate recycling

Education

Postdoctoral, University of Michigan (Behavioral Pharmacology)
Ph.D., University of Florida (Experimental Psychology)
M.A., University of Florida (Experimental Psychology)
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Psychology - Behavior Analysis Emphasis)

Published Research

Invited Blog on Addiction for the Association for Behavior Analysis International: https://science.abainternational.org/author/lagorichuwec-edu/

Lagorio, C. H., & Salzer, A. R. (In Preparation). Reducing university student food waste with feedback and competitive prompting. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Lagorio, C. H., & Madden, G. J. (In Preparation). Toward a Rapid Delay Discounting Assay.

Lagorio, C. H. & Winger, G. D. (Under Revision). Increases in responding for food-paired stimuli in rhesus monkeys by dopamine D2-like agonist Pramipexole. Psychopharmacology.

Bica, L. A., Jamelske, E. M., & Lagorio, C. H. (2016). Increasing Fruit and Vegetable Consumption during Elementary School Snack Periods Using Incentives, Prompting, and Role Modeling. The Journal of Child Nutrition and Management.

Lagorio, C. H., & Yanagita, B. T. (2015). Basic Research Supporting the use of Token Economies in Applied Settings. Book chapter in Reed, D. & DiGennaro Reed, F. (Eds), Bridging the Gap between Basic and Applied Research in Autism Service Delivery  (Springer Publishers).

Sukhtankar, D. D., Lagorio, C. H., & Ko, M. C. (2014). Effects of the NOP agonist SCH221510 on producing and attenuating reinforcing effects as measured by drug self-administration in rats. European Journal of Pharmacology, 745, 182-189.

Lagorio, C. H., & Winger, G. D. (2014). Random-Ratio Schedules Produce Greater Demand for I.V. Drug Administration than Fixed-Ratio Schedules in Rhesus Monkeys. Psychopharmacology. doi: 10.1007/s00213-014-3477-6

Lagorio, C. H., & Hackenberg, T. D. (2012). Risky Choice in Pigeons: A Parametric Analysis of Preference for Fixed and Variable Amounts in a Token-Reinforcement Paradigm. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 98, 139-154.

Lagorio, C. H., & Hackenberg, T. D. (2010). Risky Choice in Pigeons and Humans: A Cross-Species Comparison. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 93, 27-44.

Madden, G. J., Ewan, E. E., & Lagorio, C. H. (2007). Toward an animal model of gambling: Delay discounting and the allure of unpredictable outcomes. Journal of Gambling Studies, 23, 63-83.

Lagorio, C. H., & Madden, G. J. (2005). Delay discounting when the consequence of every choice is real. Behavioural Processes, 69, 173-187.

Madden, G. J., Raiff, B.R., Lagorio, C. H., Begotka, A. M., Mueller, A.M., Hehli, D. J., & Wegener, A. A. (2004).         Delay discounting of potentially real and hypothetical rewards II: Between- and within-subject comparisons. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 12, 251-261.   

Honors and Recognitions

2017     2nd place in the WiSystem Technology Foundation Quick Pitch Competition - Research: Improving Adoptability Potential of Shelter Dogs (students Madison Bacon, Hannah Marose, Adam Moline, Janel Balsavich, Jacqueline Gaerber)

2016     2nd place in the WiSystem Technology Foundation Quick Pitch Competition - Research: Reducing Food Waste on College Campuses (student Allyson Salzer)

2016      Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis Research Award Winner - (Best Applied Research Project) with student Allyson Salzer

2015      Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology Model Chapter Award

2015      Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis Research Award Winner - (Best Overall Research Project) with student Allyson Salzer

2014     Special Projects Award from the Eau Claire County Humane Association for the Behavioral Applications Regarding Canines Program (Faculty Advisor: Lagorio)

2014     Minnesota Association for Behavior Analysis Research Award Winner - (Best Overall Research Project) with student Bryan Yanagita

2013- Distinguished Member in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars - (student nominated)

Professional Memberships

Association for Behavior Analysis International (Full Member)
American Psychological Association (Full Member)
     Division 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology)
     Division 25 (Behavior Analysis)
     Division 28 (Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse)
Society for the Quantitative Analyses of Behavior
Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis (Sustaining Full Member)
Midwestern Psychological Association
South-Eastern Association for Behavior Analysis
Wisconsin Association for Behavior Analysis
Minnesota Association for Behavior Analysis
Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan
Society for Neuroeconomics

Previous Professional Experience

Operations Coordinator: Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis
President: Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis
Editorial Board: The Behavior Analyst
Faculty Advisor: Psychology Club