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Federico Sanabria

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Associate Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1104
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1104
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1104
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1104
Biography

 

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

Research Interests

 

  • Timing (“time perception”): Analysis of error patterns in the discrimination, production, and reproduction of time intervals.
  • Memory: Evaluation of the role of intervening events on recall of past stimuli and behavior, using variations of the delayed-matching-to-sample paradigm.
  • Associative learning: Assessment of dynamic aspects of Pavlovian and instrumental conditioning.
  • Self-control, inhibition, and waiting: Includes the study of temporal discounting (how rewards lose effectiveness as a function of delay) and behavioral inhibition using the smaller-sooner vs. larger-later paradigm, differential reinforcement of low rates (a waiting task), and animal versions of the Stop and Stroop tasks.

 

Websites

Basic Behavioral Processes Lab

Publications
  • Barker DJ, Sanabria F, Lasswell A, Thrailkill E, Pawlak AP, Killeen PR. Brief light as a practical aversive stimulus for the albino rat. Behavioural Brain Research (2010).
  • Avila I, Reilly MP, Sanabria F, Posadas-Sanchez D, Chavez CL, Nikhil B, Killeen PR, Castaneda E. Modeling operant behavior in the Parkinsonian rat. Behavioural Brain Researc (2009).
  • Cabrera F, Sanabria F, Shelley D, Killeen PR. The "lunching" effect: Pigeons track motion towards food more than motion away from it. Behavioural Processes (2009).
  • Lefebvre VA, Sanabria F. Bipolar choice in the experimental chamber. Psikhologicheskii Zhurnal (2009).
  • Sanabria F, Thrailkill E. Pigeons (Columba livia) approach Nash equilibria in experimental Matching Pennies competitions. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior (2009).
  • Sanabria F, Thrailkill E, Killeen PR. Timing with opportunity cost: Concurrent schedules of reinforcement improve peak timing. Learning & Behavior (2009).
  • Thiel KJ, Sanabria F, Neisewander JL. Synergistic interaction between nicotine and social rewards in adolescent male rats. Psychopharmacology (2009).
  • Acosta JI, Thiel KJ, Sanabria F, Browning JR, Neisewander JL. Effect of schedule of reinforcement on cue reinstatement of cocaine-seeking behavior. Behavioural Pharmacology (2008).
  • Lefebvre VA, Sanabria F. Matching by fixing and sampling: A local model based on internality. Behavioural Processes (2008).
  • Sanabria F, Acosta JI, Killeen PR, Neisewander JL, Bizo LA. Modeling the effects of fluoxetine on food-reinforced behavior. Behavioural Pharmacology (2008).
  • Sanabria F, Killeen PR. Evidence for impulsivity in the Spontaneous Hypertensive Rat drawn from complementary response-withholding tasks. Behavioral and Brain Functions (2008).
  • Sanabria F, Killeen P. Temporal Generalization Gradients Account for Response Resurgence in the Peak Procedure. Behavioural Processes (2007).
  • Sanabria F, Killeen PR. Better statistics for better decisions: Rejecting null hypotheses tests in favor of replication statistics. Psychology in the Schools (2007).
  • Sanabria F, Sitomer MT, Killeen PR. Negative automaintenance omission training is effective. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior (2006).
  • Sanabria F, Killeen PR. All thumbs?. Behavioural Processes (2005).
  • Sanabria F, Killeen PR. Freud meets Skinner: Hyperbolic curves, elliptical theories, and Ainslie Interests. Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2005).
  • Sanabria F, Baker F, Rachlin H. Learning by pigeons playing against tit-for-tat in an operant prisoner's dilemma. Learning & Behavior (2003).
Research Activity
  • Sanabria,Federico*. Analysis of instrumental overactivity in an animal model of ADHD. HHS-NIH-NIMH(4/11/2012 - 1/31/2016).
  • Sanabria,Federico*. Nicotine and impulsivity in an animal model of ADHD. HHS-NIH-NIDA(9/15/2011 - 4/14/2013).
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 320Learning and Motivation
PSY 399Supervised Research
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSB 573Adv Prin Learn & Analy of Behv
PSY 591Seminar
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 591Seminar
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 320Learning and Motivation
PSY 399Supervised Research
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSB 573Adv Prin Learn & Analy of Behv
PSY 591Seminar
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 512Advanced Learning
PSY 591Seminar
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 320Learning and Motivation
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 591Seminar
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 320Learning and Motivation
PSY 394Special Topics
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 512Advanced Learning
PSY 591Seminar
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 591Seminar
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 320Learning and Motivation
PGS 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 591Seminar
Presentations
  • Bastle RM, Weber SM, Turk M, Sanabria F, Cheung THC, Neisewander JL. Contextual and discrete cue contributions to renewed cocaine-seeking behavior. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Nov 2010).
  • Cheung THC, Weber SM, Brackney RJ, Sanabria F, Neisewander JL. Dissociating motivation and motor influences on operant behavior: A microstructural analysis of inter-response times. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Nov 2010).
  • Hill JC, Schiro J, Covarrubias P, Terry J, Sanabria F. The effects of housing conditions and methylphenidate on two response inhibition tasks. Annual Southwestern ABA Conference (Nov 2010).
  • Peartree NA, Sanabria F, Hills D, Painter M, Weber SM, Hood LE, Fruth N, Thiel KJ, Neisewander JL. Comparison of acquisition of nicotine vs. cocaine self-administration without food restriction or prior training. Annual Meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (Jun 2010).
  • Robles E, Roberts NA, Sanabria F. Within-session changes in response time during choice based on aesthetic preference. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Quantitative Analysis of Behavior (May 2010).
  • Sanabria F, Hill JC, Herbst K. The components of operant hyperactivity in an animal model of ADHD. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (May 2010).
  • Sanabria F, Podlesnik CA. Modeling successive reversals of conditioned approach performance. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Quantitative Analysis of Behavior (May 2010).
  • Beird T, Hill JC, Sanabria F. The dynamics of conditioning in a probabilistic automaintenance procedure. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Quantitative Analysis of Behavior (May 2010).
  • Brackney RJ, Cheung THC, Sanabria F. A bi-exponential model of response-bout analysis under differential effort requirements. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Quantitative Analysis of Behavior (May 2010).
  • Hill JC, Schiro J, Sanabria F. The dynamics of choice in a discrete-trials procedure. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Quantitative Analysis of Behavior (May 2010).
  • Mazur GJ, Whillock C, Sanabria F. Spatial Pavlovian conditioning. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Quantitative Analysis of Behavior (May 2010).
  • Hill JC, Herbst K, Moritz A, Sanabria F. Characterizing operant performance in the Spontaneously Hypertensive Rat. Annual Conference of Four-Corners Association for Behavior Analysis (Apr 2010).
  • Mazur GJ, Whillock C, Sanabria F. Spatial Pavlovian conditioning. Annual Conference of Four-Corners Association for Behavior Analysis (Apr 2010).
  • Brackney R, Cheung THC, Sanabria F. A bi-exponential model of response-bout analysis under differential effort requirements. Annual Conference of Graduates in Earth, Life, and Social Sciences (GELSS) (Feb 2010).
  • Kenrick DT, Sanabria F, Sundie J, Killeen PR. Game theory and social domains: How fitness interdependencies transform strategic decisions. Annual Conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (Jan 2010).
  • Sanabria F, Hill JC, Terry J, Covarrubias, P. The effects of housing conditions and methylphenidate on two volitional inhibition tasks. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Nov 2009).
  • Peartree NA, Sanabria F, Hills D, Painter M, Thiel KJ, Weber SM, Hood LE, Neisewander JL. Mathematical modeling of acquisition of nicotine self-administration in adolescent rats. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Nov 2009).
  • Thiel NA, Painter MR, Hills D, Pentkowski NS, Sanabria F, Neisewander JL. Environmental enrichment during drug abstinence attenuates cocaine-seeking behavior. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Nov 2009).
  • Sanabria F. Avances recientes en modelos experimentales de impulsividad [Recent advances in experimental models of impulsivity]. International Congress of Psychology COLPSIC-ASCOFAPSI (Aug 2009).
  • Sanabria F, Hill JC. The dynamics of conditioning and extinction. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Quantitative Analysis of Behavior (May 2009).
  • Sanabria F, Hill J. Dissociation of timing, impulsivity, and bursting in a modified Differential Reinforcement of Low Rates (mDRL) schedule. Annual Conference of Four-Corners Association for Behavior Analysis (Apr 2009).
  • Dolgov I, Sanabria F, Killeen PR. Persistence-Pavlov-Skinner Model of Conditioning and Extinction Dynamics. Fall Conference on Comparative Cognition and Learning (Nov 2008).
  • Sanabria F, Killeen PR. Continual reconditioning reveals the dynamics of conditioning and extinction. Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Comparative Psychology (Oct 2008).
  • Sanabria F. Out of control: How I learned to stop worrying and love the unruly pigeon. Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Aug 2008).
  • Federico Sanabria. Time and Timing: Experimental Analyses. Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (May 2008).
Service
  • Frontiers in Comparative Psychology, Review Editor (2010 - Present)
  • Journal of Addiction Research and Therapy, Editorial board member (2010 - Present)
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Member (2009 - Present)
  • Revista Latinoamericana de Psicologia, Editorial board member (2009 - Present)
  • Mexican Journal of Behavior Analysis, Reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • The Open Behavioral Science Journal, Editorial board member (2008 - Present)
  • Diversitas: Perspectivas en Psicologia, Editorial board member (2006 - Present)
  • Universitas Psychologica, Editorial board member (2006 - Present)
  • ASU Brain Fair, Guest scientist (2010 - 2010)
  • American Psychological Association, Division 25, Chair, Basic Research Dissertation Award (2008 - 2009)
  • International Society for Comparative Psychology, Judge, Nancy K. Innis Award for Best Student Presentation (2008 - 2008)