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Professional Vita

August 17, 2009

About the Author   

 

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Psychology  

I have enjoyed my years as a college professor engaged in teaching and scholarly research, a therapist in private practice, a public speaker, and as a author of materials designed for both professional and lay readerships.

I now wish to work exclusively as an author to the general public providing individuals, families, and policy makers with an understanding of the basic psychological principles of human behavior essential for successful living as individuals and societies.

This will now be my personal mission for the rest of my productive years.

The following is a partial listing of my experiences and accomplishments to the present.

 

Education

Southern Illinois University

Carbondale, Illinois

1968-1970

Received Ph.D., 1971

Specialty Areas: Educational Psychology

Behavioral Therapy

Applied Behavior Analysis in Rehabilitation

 

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, Michigan

1967-1968

Master of Arts Degree in Experimental Psychology

Specialty Areas: Operant Conditioning

Behavior Modification

Applied Behavior Analysis

 

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, Michigan

1965-1967

Bachelor of Science Degree (Major: Psychology)

 

Lake Michigan College

Benton Harbor, Michigan

1963-1965

 

United States Navy

Submarine Service: USS Ethan Allen: SSBN, 608, Fleet Ballistic Missile , Nuclear Submarine

Second Class Petty Officer

Qualified Navy Diver

1960-1963: Honorable Discharge

 

Saint Joseph High School

Saint Joseph, Michigan

1956-1960

Graduated, 1960

 

Professional Employment

Indiana University At South Bend

Full Professor – Psychology Department

1978 to August, 2006.

Professor Emeritus 2006

Full Professor 2006

Associate Professor: 1978

Tenured: 1977

Assistant Professor: 1971

Lecturer: 1970

 

Limited Psychological Private Practice

President of Behavioral Psychological Family Services

828 E. Colfax Ave.

South Bend, IN 46617

1979 to present

 

State Certified Psychologist in Indiana, 1979

Heath Services Provider in Psychology # 20090179A

 

Certified Talent Consultant: Personality Assessment for High-Risk Occupations

Past part-time consultant to Parents and Friends, Inc., LaPorte IN. Serving intellectually handicapped adults and direct care staff. Approximately 1985 to 2007.

Part-time consultant to Pathways, Inc., Plymouth IN. Serving intellectually handicapped adults and direct care staff. Approximately 1985 to 2007.

Part-time consulting to Adult Rehabilitation Programs and Logan Industries, Sheltered Workshop Program. 1979 to 2007.

Part-time consulting to the Northern Indiana State Hospital and Developmental Disabilities Center, South Bend, IN. Consultant on Child Development and behavior modification 1971 to approximately 1990.

Rayswift Gables Residential Center for Children, Richmond, MI. Assistant Supervisor and Consultant: Summer, 1967

  

Publications  

 Books, Manuals and Chapters

Mawhinney, V. T. (2006). An applied theoretical cultural analysis of legalized gambling in the United States. In P. M. Ghezzi, C. A. Lyons, M. R. Dixon, & G. R. Wilson (Eds.), Gambling: Behavior Theory, Research, and Application (pp. 45-89). Reno, Nevada: Context Press.

Mawhinney, V. T. and Peterson, C. (1989). 2nd Ed. Child Development: Parenting and Teaching. Cincinnati, OH: Southwestern Publishing Co.

Mawhinney, V. T. and Peterson, C. (1989). 2nd Ed. Teachers Manual for Childhood Development: Parenting and Teaching. Cincinnati, OH: Southwestern Publishing Co.

Mawhinney, V. T. and Peterson, C. (1989). 2nd Ed. Student Activity Guide for Child Development: Parenting and Teaching. Cincinnati, OH: Southwestern Publishing Co.

Mawhinney, V. T. and Peterson, C. (1986). Child Development: Parenting and Teaching. Cincinnati, OH: Southwestern Publishing Co.

Mawhinney, V. T. and Peterson, C. (1986). Teacher’s Manual for Child Development: Parenting and Teaching. Cincinnati, OH: Southwestern Publishing Co.

Mawhinney, V. T. and Petersen, C. (1986). Student Activity Guide for Child Development: Parenting and Teaching. Cincinnati, OH: Southwestern Publishing Co.

Mawhinney, V. T. (1978) Rewarding Parenthood/Rewarding Childhood: Natural Childrearing from Birth Through First Grade. Los Angeles, CA: J. P. Tarcher.

 
Articles and Research Reports

 

Mawhinney, V. T. (1998). Sexual maladaption contagion in America. Behavioral and Social Issues, the Winter issue.

Mawhinney, V. T. (1995). Metabehaviors as discriminative stimuli for planned cultural evolution. Behavior and Social Issues, 5, 35-44.

Mawhinney, V.T. (1978, December). Understanding Your Child’s Fears, Family Health Magazine.

Engles, D.R., Cohn, T., and Mawhinney, V.T. (1976). Response cost control of bathroom use in and elementary classroom token economy. School Applications of Learning Theory, 7.(4), 27-36.

Mawhinney, V.T., O’Connell, J., Gaby, C., Bushong, J., and Jawarski, J. (1973). The use of timeout procedures to control aggression in preschool children: Some effects and limitations. BE-MOD, 11.(2),

Mawhinney, V.T., Bostow, D.E., Laws, D.R., Blumenfeld, F.J., and Hopkins, B.L. (1971). A comparison of students studying behavior produced by daily, weekly, and three week testing schedules. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 4, 257-264.

 

 

Papers Presented at Professional Meetings
 

Mawhinney, V. T. (2003, February), Behavioral Contagion: How our Collective Bad Behavior Gets Worse. IUSB Dean’s Seminar Series, South Bend, IN.

 

Mawhinney, V. T. (2003, May), The Two-Tiered Four-Term Contingency for Applied Cultural Analysis. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association For Behavior Analysis, San Francisco, CA.

Mawhinney, V. T. (2003, May), A two-Tier, Four-Term Contingency Analysis of Gambling. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Francisco, CA.

Mawhinney, V. T. ( 2002, November). Applied Cultural Analysis: A New Paradigm.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences, Indiana University, East (Richmond, IN)

 Mawhinney, V. T. (2001, November), A cultural Analysis of Legalized Gambling in the U.S. : Additional Considerations. Invited participant in a special interest symposium on gambling. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Mid-Western Association for Behavior Analysis, Bloomington, IL.

 

Mawhinney, V. T. (2001, May), A cultural Analysis of Legalized Gambling in the U.S. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, New Orleans, LA.

Mawhinney, V. T. (1998, May), Child Abuse and Neglect Contagion in the U.S. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Orlando, Fl.

Mawhinney, V. T. (1995, May), Sexual Maladaption Contagion in the U.S. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, Il.

Mawhinney, V. T. (1995, May), Behavioral Maladaption Contagion in the U.S. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Francisco, Ca.

Mawhinney, V. T. (1995, May ), Organized and chaired a paper session entitled Cultural Analysis: Where do we go from here? I presented the final paper in this session entitled, Where do we go from here? Papers presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Francisco, Ca.

Mawhinney, V. T. (1995, May), Chair and discussant of paper session entitled Teaching Behavior Analysis: The principles of behavior for undergraduates. Papers presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Francisco, Ca..

Mawhinney, V. T. (1993, May). Far beyond freedom and dignity: Replacing the autonomous bogeyman with new variables for self-managed cultural evolution. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, Il.

Mawhinney, V. T. (1992, May). Socio-cultural extinction and the entropy law: “Bulls Eyes” for a behavior analytic preventive psychology. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association of Behavior Analysis, San Francisco, Ca.

Mawhinney, V. T. (1989, August). On Social Problems: What Parent Educators Can Do to Help. Presented at the West Virginia Vocational Teacher’s Associations Annual Convention, Charleston, Wv.

Mawhinney, V. T. (1988, October). Modern Challenges to Effective Parenting: Ways to Meet Them. Paper presented at the Michigan Home Economics Education Statewide Conference, Lansing, Mi.

Mawhinney, V. T. (1988, October). Business and Daycare: What’s in it for Everyone. Keynote Address at Lt. Governor’s Conference on Business and Daycare, Indiana University at South Bend. South Bend, In.

Mawhinney, V. T. (1988, April). What Prevent Psychology Can Contribute to Home Economics. (two presentations) Indiana Home Economics Association Convention, Evansville, In.

Mawhinney, V. T. (1988). A Theory of Behavioral Contagion. A paper given at the Dean’s Seminar, Indiana University at South Bend. South Bend, In.

Mawhinney, V. T. (1987, May). Methods and directions for behavioral gerontology. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis Convention, Nashville, Tn.

Mawhinney, V. T. (1986, September). Ways to Strengthen the Health of Families. Invited paper at the annual All-Province High School Teacher’s Conference. Winnipeg, Canada.

Mawhinney, V. T. Thayer, G., and Thayer, G., (1980, May). Using a Scale to Quantify the Standing and Walking of a Severely Retarded Boy. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Dearborn, Mi. (This paper won an award for research excellence).

Mawhinney, V. T. (1976, May). Short-term Intensive Training with Retarded Children. Paper presented at the meeting of the Midwestern Association of Applied Behavior Analysis, Chicago, Il.

Mawhinney, V. T., Thayer, G., Thayer G., and Dark, S. (1974, September). The Conditioning and Measurement of Standing in a Severely Retarded Child. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, La.

Mawhinney, V. T., Myers, S., and Hansen, J. (1974, May). The Use of Response Cost Procedures to Eliminate Thumb Sucking in Daycare and Home Settings. Paper presented at the meeting of the meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Il.

Mawhinney, V. T. Chair, (1972, September). Paper reading session entitled, Applied Behavior Analysis with Children. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hi.

Mawhinney, V.T., Bostow, D.E., and Hopkins, B. L. (1972, September). The Production of Early Interval Studying in the Three-week Testing Schedule. Paper Presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hi.

Mawhinney, V.T. (1971, September). Let’s Talk Strategy: Parental Education and Prevention of Child Rearing Problems. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC.

Bostow, D. E., Mawhinney, V. T., Blumenfeld, G. J., and Sulzer, B. W. The effect of pop quizzing vs. daily quizzing schedules on undergraduate students’ study behavior. American Eduacational Research Association Annual Meeting, February 1971.

Bostow, D. E., Mawhinney, V. T., and Hopkins, B. L. (1971, February). The Effect of Pop Quizzing Vs. Daily Quizzing schedules on Undergraduate Students’ studying behavior. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association’s annual convention.

Bostow, D. E., Mawhinney, V. T., Laws, D. R., and Blumenfeld, G. J. An anaylsis fo student studying behavior as a function of two schedules of testing. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, March 1970.

Mawhinney, V. T., and Hopkins, B. L. (1968, July). Human Extinction Responding following VI and VI-C.F. Schedules of Reinforcement. Paper presented at a colloquium at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Mi.

Mawhinney, V. T. and Hopkins, B. L. (1967, December). Human Extinction Responding Following Continuous Reinforcement of a High Rate Stereo-typed Response. Paper Presented at a colloquium at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Mi.

 

Membership in Professional Associations

Association for Behavior Analysis (1971 to Present)

Sigma XI, The Scientific Research Society (No Longer Active)

Member Psi Chi, Psychology National Honor Society

American Psychological Association (Intermittently from 1971 to constant Membership from 2002 to present)

 

Honors

Awarded Professor Emeritus of Psychology. Indiana University South Bend, Spring, 2006.

Promotion to Full Professor of Psychology. Indian University South Bend, Spring, 2006.

Trustee’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Indiana University South Bend, Spring, 2006.

Invited member of St. Joseph County, Head Start Evaluation Team, 1987.

Member, Board of Editors for the Journal Behaviorists for Social Action, 1979 to 1981.

Associate Editor for the Journal of Education and Treatment of Children, 1978 to 1984.

Guest reviewer, Journal Applied Behavior Analysis, 1971 to 1980.

Member, Board of Editors for the Journal of Education and Treatment of Children, 1983 to 1985.

Received Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service to Project Head Start, 1981.

Inducted into the National Psychological Honor Society, Psi Chi, 1980.

Received Merit Award for outstanding community service from the St. Joseph County 4-C’s (Community Coordinated Child Care, 1980).

Invited member of St. Joseph County, Head Start Evaluation Team. Chairman of the Educational Evaluation Subcommittee reporting directly to local, state, and federal officials, 1980.

Invited member of the St. Joseph County Mental Health Committee on Preventing Mental Illness, 1977 to 1979.

Elected Chairman of the St. Joseph County 4-C’s, 1974. Served as a member during 1976.

Listed, 1974 edition Outstanding Educators in America.

Special Doctoral Assistantship

Southern Illinois University, 1968 to 1970.

State Mental Health Traineeship at the Behavior Modification and Research Center, Western Michigan University, 1967 to 1968.

Research Assistant at the Behavior Research Laboratory, Western Michigan University, 1966.

 

Book Promotion Tours and Other Public Presentations

I have appeared on approximately 20 television shows and 10 radio shows in Indiana and other states. I contribute articles to newspapers and do interviews with the media on matters which bear on this societies psychological health and viability.

The topics of my articles, interviews, and presentations have included the following:

Community programs available to support troubled families and their children.

Stress management

Moral development in children.

Self-control: Managing tics and bad habits.

The effects of television programming upon children.

Behavior modification with the developmentally handicapped.

Behavior modification in preschool settings.

Effective discipline in parenting.

Effective principles of child rearing.

Child abuse and neglect.

Legalized Pornography and its effects upon individuals and society

Legalized gambling and its effects upon individuals and society

Other sociocultural practices that damage the quality of our cultural behavior patterns.

Violence in the workplace

In addition to these presentations, I have provided in-service training workshops to the professionals and staff of preschools, grade schools, institutions for the developmentally disabled, and speech clinics.

 

Teaching and Fields of Specialization  

 Teaching

College courses that I have taught are Childhood and Adolescence, Preventive Psychology, Psychology of Cultural Change, Psychology of Personality, Advanced Developmental Laboratory (emphasizing developmental disabilities), Contemporary Issues in Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Personality, Psychopathology of Childhood and Adolescence, Behavior Modification and Therapy, Functional Analysis of Human Behavior, Conditioning and Learning, Introductory Laboratory, and General Psychology.

Fields of Specialization

 

Police, Fire, and Emergency Personnel Selection and Behavior Therapy for Trauma

 

 

Applied Behavior AnalysisEducational Psychology

Behavior Modification

Behavior Therapy

Rehabilitation of Developmental Disabilities

Self-Management

Developmental Psychology

Professional Staff and Parent Training

Child Abuse and Neglect

Prevention of Psychological Problems

Applied Cultural Analysis

I have worked successfully with police and fire personnel, in mental hospitals, institutions for the developmentally handicapped, all educational settings, and in industrial and home settings for emotionally disturbed and developmentally handicapped children and adults.

 

 

 

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