References

Manuscripts in Submission

LaCerra, V. A., Shives, B. R., Cassano, M. J. & Ackerlund Brandt, J. A. (2019). An evaluation of the reinforcing of attention topographies on skill acquisition. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Manuscripts in Preparation

Cassano, M. J., Ackerlund Brandt, J. A., Kalafut, K. L. & Spear, J. (in preparation). An   evaluation of the effects of varied Selection numbers and time constraints on an individual’s preference for choice

Cassano, M. J. & Ackerlund Brandt, J. A, Griffith, A., & Kalafut, K. L. (in preparation). Paradox of choice: At what point do choices become aversive?

Symposium Presentations

Cassano, M. J., LaCerra, V. A., Shives, B. R., & Ackerlund Brandt, J. A. (2019). An evaluation of the reinforcing effectiveness of attention topographies on skill acquisition. Symposium presented at the 45th annual conference of the  Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

Cassano, M. J., & Ackerlund Brandt, J. A. (2019). An evaluation of the reinforcing effectiveness of attention topographies on skill acquisition. Symposium presented at the The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Residency III, Chicago, IL.

Poster Presentations

Cassano, M. J. (2014). Enhancing social interactions in adolescents with autism through the use  of iPad applications. Poster presented at the The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL.

Symposium Chair

Cassano, M. J. (2019). Some extensions and additions to current delay discounting research. Symposium Chair presented at the 45th annual conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL.

Mindy J. Cassano

Babylon, NY

mcassano@ego.thechicagoschool.edu

Curriculum Vitae

About Mindy

Currently I work as a behavior analyst in a public-school district in NY. I absolutely love my job which consists of conducting FBAs, writing BIPs and training teachers. Most of my research interests come from personal experience on the job. When I am not working, I am studying.  When I am not working or studying, I love to do anything outdoors. I love to camp, sail, go whitewater rafting, kayaking and pretty much anything that has to do with the beach and the water! And… not that I have much time for this but when I can…I enjoy traveling. Here is a picture of me looking over the ocean in Aruba!

Recently I traveled to South Africa for a study abroad opportunity. This was an amazing experience where we visited a center for autism, an orphanage, and a university where students were studying psychology. This was a life changing experience for me where I was able to really learn about another culture; as well as the educational and political systems there. I also got to take pictures with elephants!

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Research Interests

My research interests are in choice, decision making, preferences, reinforcer efficacy, behavior skills training and staff training. Currently, I am working on three manuscripts through TCSPP. One of which is on reinforcing effectiveness of attention topographies on skill acquisition and the other two are on choice overload research from a behavior analytic perspective derived from behavior economics. My goal is to research how choice overload/paradox of choice (too many choices) effects behavior and if having too many choices can cause paralysis (choosing nothing) and or change the preference for

choice and levels of verbal behavior. Another current project

is related tothe study of emulation from a behavior

analytic perspective.

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