Associate Professor, Brain & Cognitive Sciences & Applied Psychology; Program Director, Brain & Cognitive Sciences; Interim Department Chair
Eric A. Jacobs (Ph.D, 1997, Experimental Psychology, University of Florida) completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Vermont and is now an Associate professor in the Applied Psychology and Brain and Cognitive Sciences programs. His research interests include human operant behavior, quantitative analyses of choice and decision-making (e.g., delay discounting, "self-control", & "impulsivity"), applied behavior analysis, behavioral economics, behavioral ecology, and behavioral pharmacology.
Ph.D., University of Florida
quantitative analyses of behavior; human operant behavior
PSYC 309: Psychology of Learning
PSYC 411: Applied Learning
PSYC 489: Seminar - Special Topics (Foraging)
PSYC 511: Human Learning and Memory
Dixon , M.R., Jacobs, E.A., & Sanders, S. (2006). Contextual control of delay discounting in gamblers. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 39, 413-422.
Marsch, L. A., Bickel, W. K., Badger, G. J., & Jacobs, E. A. (2005). Buprenorphine treatment for opioid dependence: The relative efficacy of daily, twice and thrice weekly dosing. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 77, 195-205.
Dixon , M. R., Jacobs, E. A., Sanders, S., Guercio, J., Soldner, J., Parker-Singler, S., Robinson, A., Small, S. L., & Dillon, J. (2005). Impulsivity, self-control, and delay discounting in persons with acquired brain injury. Behavioral Interventions. 20, 101-120.
Dixon , M. R., Marley, J., & Jacobs, E. A. (2003). Delay discounting in pathological gamblers. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 36, 449-459.
Giordano, L.A. , Bickel, W. K., Loewenstein, G, Jacobs, E. A., & Marsch, L (2002). Mild opioid deprivation increases the degree that opioid-dependent outpatients discount delayed heroin and money. Psychopharmacology,163(2), 174 – 182.