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Dr Jesús Rosales-Ruiz bio
Dr. Rosales-Ruiz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in 1995 under the direction of Dr. Donald M. Baer. During his graduate training he also worked closely with Dr. Ogden R. Lindsley. Dr. Rosales-Ruiz’s areas of interest include antecedent control of behavior, generalization, behavioural cusps, fluency-based teaching, treatment of autism, teaching of academic behavior, animal training, rule-governed behavior and contingency-shaped behavior. He has served on several editorial boards, including the Journal of Precision Teaching, the European Journal of Behavior Analysis, and the International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy. Dr. Rosales-Ruiz is a fellow of the Eastern Psychological Association and a trustee of the Cambridge Centre for Behavioural Studies.
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Debbie Marrin says
Hi Ryan and Dr Rosales-Ruiz,
Very interesting and enjoyable podcast. Thank you! I really enjoyed it and look forward to part two. I loved the story about the monkey and changing the self injurious behavior to something positive. Well done animal for welfare improvement.
I wanted to throw out some thoughts about the term “Bridge”. I started in the marine mammal field in 1980 and that was already the established term for what most people now call the marker. I think it came about because much of what dolphins and whales were trained to do in the early days was far away from the trainer. The term makes sense when you think about the fact that the behavior criteria may be jumping 20 feet in the air 20 or 30 feet away from the trainer. Or it could be tail-walking across the water leaving the trainer. The Bridge marked the behavior at the precise moment it met criteria but then the animal needed to come back to the trainer for reinforcement. Returning to the trainer is the behavior that filled the time between the whistle blowing and the reinforcer. So saying it was “bridging the gap in time” between completing the behavior and returning for reinforcement made sense as a description of why the whistle was used. You couldn’t deliver food immediately after the whistle marked the behavior. If the animal was doing a behavior right in front of the trainer there was not a time gap. The animal was reinforced immediately after the bridge. Over the years as the repertoire increased we trained more behaviors right in front of the trainer so there is no gap in time but the term is well established in the marine mammal community. I hope that adds a bit of insight for people who have never worked in the marine mammal field.
Thanks again for a great podcast.
Oh wow, I just listened to this and p2 and ugh! I’m so inspired and curious and many things I thought were true are not!
I would LOVE to have Dr Rosales-Ruis back.
I love how he just took off to talk about his journey- it was thoughtful yet just a continuous story. As much as I love Ryan’s questions and input it was a very different and enjoyable experience to just ride that gentle river of experience and ideas.