Mark Dixon

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Affiliation: Southern Illinois University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Enhancing tolerance to delayed reinforcers: the role of intervening activities
    Mark R Dixon
    Behavior Analysis and Therapy Program, Rehabilitation Institute, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale 62901, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 36:263-6. 2003
  2. pmc Modification of slot-machine preferences through the use of a conditional discrimination paradigm
    Kimberly R Zlomke
    Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 62901, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 39:351-61. 2006
  3. pmc The effects of choice on self-control
    Mark R Dixon
    Behavior Analysis and Therapy Program, Rehabilitation Institute, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois 62901, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 42:243-52. 2009
  4. pmc Neurobehavioral evidence for the "Near-Miss" effect in pathological gamblers
    Reza Habib
    Department of Psychology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901, USA
    J Exp Anal Behav 93:313-28. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Neurological correlates of slot machine win size in pathological gamblers
    Mark R Dixon
    Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901, United States Electronic address
    Behav Processes 104:108-13. 2014
  6. pmc The effect of gambling activities on happiness levels of nursing home residents
    Mark R Dixon
    Behavior Analysis and Therapy Program, Rehabilitation Institute, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois 62901, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 43:531-5. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Applying Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior to persons with dementia
    Mark Dixon
    Rehabilitation Institute, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901, USA
    Behav Ther 42:120-6. 2011
  8. pmc Altering the near-miss effect in slot machine gamblers
    Mark R Dixon
    Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois 62901, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 42:913-8. 2009
  9. pmc Creating single-subject design graphs in Microsoft Excel 2007
    Mark R Dixon
    Behavior Analysis and Therapy Program, Rehabilitation Institute, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois 62901, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 42:277-93. 2009
  10. pmc Altering the magnitude of delay discounting by pathological gamblers
    Mark R Dixon
    Behavior Analysis and Therapy Program, Rehabilitation Institute, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois 62901, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 42:269-75. 2009

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Publications26

  1. pmc Enhancing tolerance to delayed reinforcers: the role of intervening activities
    Mark R Dixon
    Behavior Analysis and Therapy Program, Rehabilitation Institute, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale 62901, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 36:263-6. 2003
    ..Results highlight the potential utility of incorporating concurrent activities into self-control training paradigms...
  2. pmc Modification of slot-machine preferences through the use of a conditional discrimination paradigm
    Kimberly R Zlomke
    Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 62901, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 39:351-61. 2006
    ..After training of the contextual cues, a higher proportion of responses were made to the slot machine that shared formal properties (i.e., color) with the contextual cue representing "greater than."..
  3. pmc The effects of choice on self-control
    Mark R Dixon
    Behavior Analysis and Therapy Program, Rehabilitation Institute, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois 62901, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 42:243-52. 2009
    ....
  4. pmc Neurobehavioral evidence for the "Near-Miss" effect in pathological gamblers
    Reza Habib
    Department of Psychology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901, USA
    J Exp Anal Behav 93:313-28. 2010
    ..Such a translational approach to the study of gambling behavior may be considered an example that gives life to B. F. Skinner's conceptualization of the physiologist of the future...
  5. ncbi request reprint Neurological correlates of slot machine win size in pathological gamblers
    Mark R Dixon
    Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901, United States Electronic address
    Behav Processes 104:108-13. 2014
    ..These data suggest that a non-drug substance such as gambling may mimic typical drug-dose effects shown in previous literature. Implications for the treatment of pathological gamblers are discussed. ..
  6. pmc The effect of gambling activities on happiness levels of nursing home residents
    Mark R Dixon
    Behavior Analysis and Therapy Program, Rehabilitation Institute, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois 62901, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 43:531-5. 2010
    ..Follow-up assessment took place 10 min and 30 min following the intervention; no lasting effects were observed...
  7. doi request reprint Applying Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior to persons with dementia
    Mark Dixon
    Rehabilitation Institute, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901, USA
    Behav Ther 42:120-6. 2011
    ..Compared to a no-verbal response condition, it appears that the incorporation of Skinner's verbal operants can in fact improve recall for this population. Implications for the retraining of lost language are presented...
  8. pmc Altering the near-miss effect in slot machine gamblers
    Mark R Dixon
    Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois 62901, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 42:913-8. 2009
    ..The implications for a verbally based behavioral explanation of gambling are presented...
  9. pmc Creating single-subject design graphs in Microsoft Excel 2007
    Mark R Dixon
    Behavior Analysis and Therapy Program, Rehabilitation Institute, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois 62901, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 42:277-93. 2009
    ..Results indicate that the new task analyses yielded more accurate and faster graph construction than the Carr and Burkholder instructions...
  10. pmc Altering the magnitude of delay discounting by pathological gamblers
    Mark R Dixon
    Behavior Analysis and Therapy Program, Rehabilitation Institute, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois 62901, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 42:269-75. 2009
    ....
  11. pmc Teaching self-control to small groups of dually diagnosed adults
    M R Dixon
    Behavior Analysis and Therapy Program, Rehabilitation Institute, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale 62901, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 33:611-4. 2000
    ..The results are discussed with respect to increasing cooperative work behavior and self-control...
  12. pmc Contextual control of delay discounting by pathological gamblers
    Mark R Dixon
    Behavior Analysis and Therapy Program, Rehabilitation Institute, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale 62901, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 39:413-22. 2006
    ..Implications for future transitional research on addictive disorders generally, and gambling specifically, are discussed...
  13. pmc Delay discounting by pathological gamblers
    Mark R Dixon
    Behavior Analysis and Therapy Program, Rehabilitation Institute, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IIlinois 62901, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 36:449-58. 2003
    ..For the majority of participants, indifference points decreased monotonically across delays. Overall, gamblers discounted the delayed rewards more steeply than did control participants...
  14. pmc Creating a portable data-collection system with Microsoft Embedded Visual Tools for the Pocket PC
    Mark R Dixon
    Behavior Analysis and Therapy Program, Rehabilitation Institute, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale 62901, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 36:271-84. 2003
    ..Program specifications, strategies for customizing the collection system, and troubleshooting tips are also provided...
  15. pmc Preference for progressive delays and concurrent physical therapy exercise in an adult with acquired brain injury
    Mark R Dixon
    Behavior Analysis and Therapy Program, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois 62901, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 37:101-5. 2004
    ..The results have implications for establishing optimal choice making and teaching life-enhancing skills...
  16. pmc Self-control in children with autism: response allocation during delays to reinforcement
    M R Dixon
    Behavior Analysis and Therapy Program, Rehabilitation Institute, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale 62901, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 34:491-5. 2001
    ..Disruptive behavior decreased during delays that required a concurrent task compared to sessions without an activity requirement...
  17. pmc Functional analysis and treatment of inappropriate verbal behavior
    M R Dixon
    Behavior Analysis and Therapy Program, Rehabilitation Institute, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 62901, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 34:361-3. 2001
    ..An intervention consisting of the differential reinforcement of appropriate verbal behavior effectively reduced the inappropriate behavior...
  18. pmc Self-control and the preference for delayed reinforcement an example in brain injury
    Mark R Dixon
    Behavior Analysis and Therapy Program, Rehabilitation Institute, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale 62901, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 36:371-4. 2003
    ..Results suggest a shift in preference to larger delayed reinforcers and an eventual preference for the hand-open requirement option...
  19. pmc Altering response chains in pathological gamblers using a response-cost procedure
    Taylor E Johnson
    Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois 62901, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 42:735-40. 2009
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  20. pmc Influencing children's pregambling game playing via conditional discrimination training
    Taylor E Johnson
    Southern Illinois University, IL, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 42:73-81. 2009
    ..Six of the 7 participants demonstrated an increased preference toward the die with the color that had been paired with more than during the conditional discrimination training...
  21. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of response allocations to concurrently available slot machine simulations
    Mark R Dixon
    Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, USA
    Behav Res Methods 38:232-6. 2006
    ..These results support existing literature on theories of choice and provide a step toward understanding human gambling behavior...
  22. pmc A mobile computing solution for collecting functional analysis data on a Pocket PC
    James Jackson
    Southern Illinois University, Carbondale 62901, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 40:359-84. 2007
    ..We also provide suggestions for customizing the data-collection system for idiosyncratic research and clinical needs...
  23. pmc Functional analysis and treatment of problem behavior of elderly adults in long-term care
    Kimberly J Dwyer-Moore
    Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 40:679-83. 2007
    ..Function-based interventions were implemented that resulted in decreases in problem behavior in each case. Implications for the use of functional analysis and function-based interventions in the field of gerontology are discussed...
  24. pmc Using indices of happiness to examine the influence of environmental enhancements for nursing home residents with Alzheimer's disease
    Kimberly Moore
    Southern Illinois University, Carbondale 62901, USA
    J Appl Behav Anal 40:541-4. 2007
    ..These outcomes suggest that indexing affect may be as useful for nursing home residents as it has been for individuals with developmental disabilities...
  25. ncbi request reprint A computerized simulation for investigating gambling behavior during roulette play
    Otto H MacLin
    University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
    Behav Res Methods Instrum Comput 36:96-100. 2004
    ..This multimedia simulation was designed in the Visual Basic programming language, and it is capable of running on any IBM-compatible personal computer running the Windows 2000 or higher operating system...
  26. ncbi request reprint Using a computer simulation of three slot machines to investigate a gambler's preference among varying densities of near-miss alternatives
    Otrro H MacLin
    University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA
    Behav Res Methods 39:237-41. 2007
    ..Implications for a greater understanding of pathological gambling are presented...