Dr. Tom Byrne, Associate Professor
Tom Byrne began teaching at MCLA in the Fall of 1998. He received his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology in 1998 at Western Michigan University, where he also completed a graduate certificate program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse. He has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since December 2001.
Dr. Byrne teaches Drugs and Human Behavior, Biological Psychology, and the behavior analysis sequence of Behavior Analysis, research in Behavior Analysis, and Functional Assessment. He has also offered a core-curriculum course entitled The Science of Behavior and has recently developed a course in critical thinking called Psychology of Superstition and the Unexplained.
Dr. Byrne maintains an active research laboratory primarily focused on basic learning principles and behavioral pharmacology. His research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals including The Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, The Psychological Record, Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, and the Skeptical Inquirer.
CSI 326B | 413.662.5464 | Email T.Byrne@mcla.edu