Jeanne Donaldson, Associate Professor

Dr. Donaldson Photo Office: 232 Audubon Hall

 Department of Psychology
 Louisiana State University
 Baton Rouge, LA 70803

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Research Interests

My research takes a behavior analytic approach to examining treatments for problematic behavior in young children at both group (e.g., classwide) and individual levels. More specifically, my research team and I conduct problem behavior treatment research in the context of three themes: group-oriented contingencies, time-out from positive reinforcement, and token reinforcement.

I have a diverse set of secondary research interests that involve collaborations with colleagues across the country and abroad. These include developing early learner skills in young children with autism spectrum disorders, incorporating therapy dogs in behavior analytic teaching programs, and assessing and treating dementia-related behavior problems in older adults.


2012-2013 Postdoctoral The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Kennedy Krieger Institute
2011 Ph.D. Psychology, University of Florida
2008 M.S.  Applied Behavior Analysis, Florida Institute of Technology
2006 B.S. Psychology, University of Florida


Professional Credentials

2017-present, Licensed Behavior Analyst, Louisiana, #L-187

2013-present, Board Certified Behavior Analyst- Doctoral, #1-08-4320

2008-2013, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, #1-08-4320

Selected Publications

Donaldson, J. M., Fisher, A. B., & Kahng, S. (in press). Effects of the Good Behavior Game on individual student behavior. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice

Sy, J. R., Gratz, O., & Donaldson, J. M. (2016). The Good Behavior Game with students in alternative educational environments: Interactions between reinforcement criteria and scoring accuracy. Journal of Behavioral Education. Available online ahead of print.

Wiskow, K. M., & Donaldson, J. M. (2016). Evaluation of a lag schedule of reinforcement in a group contingency to promote varied naming of categories items with children. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. Available online ahead of print.

Donaldson, J. M., Wiskow, K. M., & Soto, P. L. (2015). Immediate and distal effects of the Good Behavior Game. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 685-689.

Donaldson, J. M., DeLeon, I. G., Fisher, A. B., & Kahng, S. (2014). Effects of and preference for conditions of token earn vs. loss. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 537-548.

Donaldson, J. M., Vollmer, T. R., Yakich, T. M., & Van Camp, C. (2013). Effects of a reduced time-out interval contingent on compliance with the time-out demand. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 369-378.

Donaldson, J. M., & Vollmer, T. R. (2012). A procedure for thinning the schedule of time-out. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 625-630.

Donaldson, J. M., & Vollmer, T. R. (2011). An evaluation and comparison of timeout procedures with and without release contingencies. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 693-705.

Donaldson, J. M., Vollmer, T. R., Krous, T., Downs, S., & Berard, K. P. (2011). An evaluation of the Good Behavior Game in kindergarten classrooms. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 605-609.