Dr. Thomas Byrne

Professor, Psychology

Thomas Byrne
(413) 662-5464
Center for Science & Innovation 326B


Ph.D. Michigan University, 1998

M.A. Michigan University, 1996

B.S. University of Florida, 1994

Courses Taught

PSYC 316: Behavior Analysis

PSYC 332: Drugs and Human Behavior

PSYC 416: Research in Behavior Analysis

PSYC 495: Special Topics

PSYC 499: Advanced Seminar

PSYC 516: Functional Assessment and Intervention 

PSYC 518: Ethics and Professional Issues in Behavior Analys

About Me

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.