Psychology Department

Allen Neuringer

Emeritus Professor of Psychology


Behavioral analyses, voluntary action, behavioral variability, self-control and self-experimentation

Curriculum Vitae


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Neuringer, A. (2014). Operant variability and the evolution of volition.  International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 27, 62-81.

Weiss, A., & Neuringer, A. (2012). Reinforced variability enhances object exploration in shy and bold rats.  Physiology & Behavior, 107, 451-457. PDF

Neuringer, A. & Jensen, G. (2012). Operant variability. In G.J. Madden (Ed.) APA Handbook of Behavior Analysis, Volume 1: Methods and Principles (pp. 513-546). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. PDF

Neuringer, A. & Jensen, G. (2012). The predictably unpredictable operant. Comparative Cognition & Behavior Reviews, 7, 55-84. doi: 10.3819/ccbr.2012.70004.

Jensen, G., Miller, C. & Neuringer, A. (2012). Truly random operant responding: Results and reasons. In T.R. Zentall, & E.A. Wasserman (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Cognition (pp. 652-673). Oxford University Press. PDF

Neuringer, A. (2004). Reinforced variability in animals and people. American Psychologist, 2004, 59(9), 891-906. PDF
(This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record.)

Neuringer, A. (2002). Operant variability: evidence, functions, and theory. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 9, 672-705. PDF

Grunow, A. & Neuringer, A. (2002). Learning to vary and varying to learn. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 250-258. PDF

Vickrey, C. & Neuringer, A. (2000). Pigeon reaction time, Hick's law and intelligence. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 7, 284-291. PDF

Neuringer, A. (1981). Self-experimentation: a call for change. Behaviorism, 9(1), 79-94. PDF