Valdeep Saini

Associate Professor

Dr. Saini is an Associate Professor and doctoral level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) at Brock University. He specializes in experimental and behavioral psychology, with an emphasis on translational research. He has over 15 years of experience working as a behavioral scientist and has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers in over 10 different behavioral and/or psychology journals. Dr. Saini was the 2021 recipient of the Outstanding Research Award from the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis.

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Behavioral Psychology, Upstate Medical University

PhD, Behavior Analysis, University of Nebraska

MS, Behavior Analysis, Florida Institute of Technology

BS, Psychology, McMaster University

Dr. Saini’s primary research interest is in the translation of basic behavioral science to areas of social importance by studying animal behavior and cognition. Future research will be conducted through the lens of applied animal behavior with a specific focus on studying the relationship between animals and humans through quantitative analyses of behavior. This research is executed primarily in the interest of improving animal welfare and human-animal relationships.

ADST 5P71 Concepts & Principles of Behavior Analysis

ADST 5P72 Philosophical Underpinnings of Behavior Science

ADST 5P77 Introduction to the Experimental Analysis of Behavior

Saini, V., Sullivan, W. E., Craig, A. R., DeRosa, N. M., Rimal, A., Derrenbacker, K., & Roane, H. S. (2021). Responding fails to extinguish during human-laboratory experiments of resurgence. The Psychological Record, 71(3), 325–336. 00469-8

Leon, Y., Wilder, D., & Saini, V. (2021). Within- and across-session increases in work requirement do not produce similar response output. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 54(3), 966–983.

Saini, V., & Mitteer, D. R. (2020). A review of investigations of operant renewal with human participants: Implications for theory and practice. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 113(1), 105–123.

Sullivan, W. E., Saini, V., & Roane, H. S. (2018). A nonsequential approach to the study of operant renewal: A reverse translation. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 110(1), 74–86.

Saini, V., & Roane, H. S. (2018). Technological advances in the experimental analysis of human behavior. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, 18(3), 288–304.