Matt Locey received his doctoral degree from the University of Florida in 2008, where he specialized in the experimental analysis of behavior and behavioral pharmacology (with Jesse Dallery). He was a postdoctoral research associate in behavioral economics at Stony Brook University (with Howard Rachlin) until 2012.
Dr. Locey's research program focuses on examining the basic behavioral processes underlying the acquisition of behavior and seemingly irrational choices, in both rats and humans. With the former, he is currently exploring how to maximize the efficiency of skill acquisition with multiple skills. With the latter, he is exploring environmental factors that influence risky, impulsive and altruistic choice.
- Behavioral ecology
- Behavioral economics
- Behavioral pharmacology
- Conditioned reinforcement
- Discounting (delay, magnitude, probability, social, etc.)
- Experimental analysis of behavior
- Impulsive choice
- Quantitative models of choice
- Risky choice
- PSY 419: Conditioning and Learning
- PSY 472/711: Experimental Analysis of Behavior
- PSY 723: Applied Research Methods
- PSY 749: Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior
- Ph.D. in Psychology, University of Florida, 2008
- M.S. in Psychology, University of Florida, 2005
- B.A. in Philosophy, University of Florida, 1996
- B.S. in Psychology, University of Florida, 1996
Psychology 472: Experimental Analysis of Behavior
- Locey and Buddiga (2022). A Reinforcement Account of Altruism.
- Buddiga and Locey (2021). Reciprocal discounting: A pilot study. The Psychological Record, 1-5.
- Smith and Locey (2021). Efficient Learning: An Analysis of Stimulus Presentation on Fluent Performance.
- Buddiga and Locey (2021). Social discounting towards relatives and nonrelatives. The Psychological Record, 1-9.
- Locey (2020). The evolution of behavior analysis: toward a replication crisis? Perspectives on Behavior Science 43 (4), 655-675.
- Barcelos Nomicos, Jacobs, and Locey (2020). The Effects of Obligatory and Preferential Frames on Delay Discounting. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior 36 (1), 74-86.
- Killingsworth and Locey (2018). Response Latency During Acquisition: A Comparison of Stimulus Presentation Algorithms in a Match-to-Sample Task.