Benjamin Mauro

Associate Professor, Center for Applied Behavior Analysis

Skype: bmauro01
[email protected]


Ph.D., Experimental Psychology (Behavior Analysis), Temple University
Dissertation:  Pavlovian-operant interactions in self control.

M.A., Psychology, Temple University
Thesis:  Enhancing self control by fading along the dimension of shock delay.

B.A., Psychology, Temple University

Professional Education Certifications

Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral, Certification # 1-00-0337

Licensed Applied Psychologist, Commonwealth of Virginia, License #0811000970

Courses Taught

  • ABA 501  Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis
  • ABA 510  Clinical Practicum in ABA I
  • ABA 513  Clinical Practicum in ABA IV
  • ABA 605  Research and Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • ABA 511  Clinical Practicum in ABA II
  • ABA 610  Advanced Topics in ABA
  • ABA 615  Research Seminar in ABA


Assessment and treatment of noncompliance

Preference assessment and reinforcer identification

Behavioral momentum and treatment of challenging behavior

Factors influencing self-control

Learned helplessness and hopelessness

Application of the matching law to applied matters

Translational research in basic and applied behavior analysis

Systems approach to parent training, skills generalization, treatment integrity, and behavioral reliability


Presentations at National/ International Conferences and Published Scientific Research

Presenter or co-presenter on twenty-four presentations at national and international conferences such as the American Psychological Association, Association for Applied Behavior Analysis,Psychonomic Society, Eastern Psychological Association

Author or co-author on fourteen research articles published in scientific journals such as Learning and Motivation, Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, Animal Learning and Behavior,Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, and The Behavior Analyst

Co-author on book chapter entitled Quantification of individual differences in self-control

Appearance in  four proceedings published in the Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society (2), and theProceedings and Abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (2)

Editorial Positions

  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Research in Developmental Disabilities
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Behavioural Processes
  • Awards, Honors, and Membership in Honorary Societies
  • Psi Chi, National Psychology Honors Society
  • Sigma Xi Award for Outstanding Research on Self-Control in Aversive Situation,
  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  • Thaddeus L. Bolton Dissertation Award, Temple University
  • Professional Memberships
  • Association for Behavior Analysis International
  • Association of Professional Behavior Analysts
  • American Psychological Association
  • Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies
  • Maryland Association for Behavior Analysis


Developing a Moodle class for inclusion in future Veteran’s Week activities called, The Cessation of War

Directing efforts to develop an online virtual ABA laboratory called the Center for Applied Behavior Analysis Laboratory (CabaLab) that is dedicated to promoting student involvement in publishable-quality ABA research

Collaborating with other faculty on the developing and launching of a virtual ABA Clinic (CabaClinic) at the Center for Applied Behavior Analysis to include services such as Resources and Referral Services, Parent Training in Applied Behavior Analysis, and ABA Consultation for Parents (Online Blog)

Plan to maintain a resource booth for the Center for Applied Behavior Analysis at the 2011 ABAI Autism Conference held in Washington, DC

Seeking organizational membership for the Center for Applied Behavior Analysis within the Association for Applied Behavior Analysis International


Founder and Director of Positive Behavioral Dynamics, LLC (a for-profit organization providing behavior-analytic services for children with autism and related disorders within the Maryland Capital Region)


Enjoy family, billiards, tennis, model trains, travel, Wii Sports