Dr. Albert Malkin, PhD

Assistant Professor - Applied Psychology

PhD - Southern Illinois University

Dr. Albert Malkin, PhD

Assistant Professor - Applied Psychology

PhD - Southern Illinois University

I am an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education, in the MPED in the Field of Applied Behaviour Analysis program. I completed my PhD at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, in Psychology and earned my Master of Arts degree from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, majoring in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis. I am also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

I have taught courses across graduate, undergraduate, and college levels over the years. I am actively involved in the behaviour science community and am currently a board member of the Behaviorists for Social Responsibility Special Interest Group, both in Ontario and via the Association for Behavior Analysis International; I also served as the President of the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA).

I focused many years of my career on providing services for people with developmental disabilities, while also conducting research on a broad range of topics that span the distribution of the general population. In addition to my main research interests below, I also strongly believe in conducting timely research that addresses the most pressing issues of our time. I am also always interested in applying innovations in technology to the study of behavior. My current research interests include:

  • The influence of language on socially important issues (e.g., stimulus equivalence, relational frame theory, and Acceptance and Commitment Training)

  • Practices in Pedagogy (e.g., active learning, online discussions, adaptive learning, etc.)

  • Applied quantitative analysis of behaviour (e.g., behavioural economics, delay discounting, demand analyses, matching law, etc.)

  • Health, sports, and fitness (e.g., increasing well-being, decision-making, etc.)

  • Social responsibility (e.g., issues related to sustainability and bias)

  • Psychometric validation of behaviour analytic assessment protocols

I am always interested in collaborating and working with students and professionals with shared interests and aims.

Recent Publications

Malkin, A., Jacobs, E.A., Kretschmer, A. (2023). Behavior Analysts’ Relationship to Relating Relations: A survey on Perceptions, Acceptability, Knowledge, and Capacity for Derived Stimulus Relations. Behavior Analysis in Practice. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40617-023-00834-9

O’Neill, P., Gunnarsson, K. F., Khokhar, N., Magnacca, C., Koudys, J., Malkin, A. (2023). Diversity and Behaviour Analysts in Ontario: Training, Experience, and Perceptions of Cultural Competence. Behavior Analysis in Practice. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40617-023-00825-w

Malkin, A., Gunnarsson, K.F., Axenova, K. (in-press). Self-care for behavior analysts: A guide to eating fewer doughnuts and taking more naps. In Hall, C., Maich, K., & Anderson, B. (Eds). People Skills for Behaviour Analysis. Routledge. ISBN 9781032292243

Belisle, J., Dixon, M. R., Malkin, A., Hollie, J., & Stanley, C. R. (2021). Exploratory Factor Analysis of the VB-MAPP: Support for the Interdependency of Elementary Verbal Operants. Journal of Behavioral Education, 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10864-020-09413-2

Malkin, A., Rehfeldt, R., Shayter, A. (2018). An Investigation of the Efficacy of Asynchronous Discussion on Students’ Performance in an Online Research Methods Course. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 11 (3), 274-278. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40617-016-0157-5 

Malkin, A., Dixon, M.R., Speelman, R.C., Luke, N. (2017). Evaluating the Relationships between the PEAK Relational Training System – Direct Training Module, Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills – Revised, and the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales – II. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 29(2), 341-351. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10882-016-9527-8

Belisle, J., Owens, K., Dixon, M.R., Malkin, A., Jordan, S.D. (2017). The effect of Embedded Bonus Rounds on Slot-Machine Preference. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50(2), 413-417. https://doi.org/10.1002/jaba.365