Thomas Harriot College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Psychology

Dr. Jeannie Golden
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Jean A. Golden, PhD
Associate Professor

Office: Rawl 226
Phone: 252-328-6206
Fax: 252-328-6283

Mailing Address:

104 Rawl Building
Department of Psychology
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353


PhD, Florida State University
MS, Florida State University
BA, State University of New York, Genesco

Research Interests: The overriding theme of my research has been my fervor for applied behavior analysis (ABA) and the application of behavior management techniques to provide effective interventions with a variety of populations in various arenas. This focus on applied behavior analysis has led to collaboration with colleagues and students in my own discipline and colleagues and students from other disciplines (i.e., Exercise and Health Promotion, Special Education, Pediatric Psychology, and Physiological Psychology) as well as other countries (i.e., Norway). For many years, the primary focus of my research has been to use applied behavior analysis with individuals who have been diagnosed with a variety of disorders (Autism, profound mental retardation, language delays, etc.). More recently, my research has emphasized the unique contribution that applied behavior analysis can make to the assessment and treatment of disorders that have not typically been studied by behavior analysts (Reactive Attachment Disorders, psychiatric disorders, etc.). .

Selected publications in peer refereed journals:

Gouvousis, A., Heilmann, J., Golden, J. Hough, M. S. Kalinowski, J., & Hudson, S. (in press). Examining the attitudes and physiological responses preservice learners have towards children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Page, L. O. & Golden, J. A., (2009). Functional behavioral assessment as a model for multidisciplinary assessment and treatment. Journal of Child Health Care, 13, 347-360.

Golden, J.A. (2009). The etiology and treatment of significant societal problems: Behaviorists diving into murky waters with strangers. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 5, 1-11.

Farmer, R.F. & Golden, J.A. (2009). The forms and functions of impulsive actions: Implications for behavioral assessment and therapy. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 5, 12-30.

Sheaffer, B.L., Golden, J.A & Averett, P. (2009). Facial expression recognition deficits and faulty learning: Implications for theoretical models and clinical applications. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 5, 31-55.