Professor Bob Boakes PhD (Harvard University)

Position: Emeritus Professor of Psychology

Office: Room 480, Griffith Taylor Building
Ph: +61 2 9351 3347
Fax: +61 2 9351 2603
Email:

Postal Address:
School of Psychology
Brennan MacCallum Building (A18)
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006
Australia


Research Areas

Flavours and Tastes: Learning and Perception

Boakes, R.A. & Hemberger, H. (2012).  Odour-modulation of taste ratings by chefs.  Food Quality and Preference, 25, 81-86.

Boakes, R.A., Patterson, A.E. & Kwok, D.W.S. (2012).  Flavor avoidance learning based on missing calories but not on palatability reduction.  Learning & Behavior, 40, 542-550. 

Russell, A.M.T & Boakes, R.A. (2011). Identification of confusable odours including wine: Appropriate labels enhance performance. Food Quality and Preference, 22, 296-303.

Boakes, R.A., Colagiuri, B., & Mahon, M. (2010). Learned avoidance of flavors signalling reduction in a nutrient. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 36, 117-125.

Hughson, A. & Boakes, R.A. (2009). Passive perceptual learning in relation to wine: Shortterm recognition and verbal description. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62, 1-8.

Walter, F. & Boakes, R.A. (2009). Long-term range effects in hedonic ratings. Food Quality and Preference, 20, 440-449.

Albertella, L., Harris, J.A., & Boakes, R.A. (2008). Acquired flavour preferences: Contextual control of adaptation-level effects. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 61, 227- 231.

Dwyer, D., Boakes, R.A., & Hayward, S. (2008). Reduced palatability in lithium- and activity-based, but not in amphetamine-based, taste aversion learning. Behavioral Neuroscience, 122, 1051-1060.

Boakes, R.A., Albertella, L., & Harris, J.A. (2007). Expresssion of flavor preference depends on type of test and on recent drinking history. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 33, 327-338.

Activity, Food Intake and Body Weight

Chan, C.Y-Y., Kendig, M., Boakes, R.A. & Rooney. K. (2013). Low volume exercise can prevent sucrose-induced weight gain but has limited impact on metabolic measures in rats. European Journal of Nutrition, 52, 1721-1732.

Sheludiakova, A., Rooney, K. & Boakes, R.A. (2012).  Metabolic and behavioural effects of sucrose and fructose/glucose drinks in the rat.  European Journal of Nutrition, 51, 445-454. 

Boakes, R.A. & Nakajima, S. (2009). Conditioned taste aversions based on running or swimming. In S.Reilly & T.R.Schachtman (Eds.) Conditioned taste aversion: Behavioral and neural processes. (pp. 159-178) New York: Oxford University Press.

Hughes, S. & Boakes, R.A. (2008). Flavor preferences produced by backward pairing with wheel running. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 34, 283- 293.

Boakes, R.A. (2007). Self-starvation in the rat: Running vs eating. Spanish Journal of Psychology, 10, 251-257.

Gutiérrez,E., Baysari, M.T., Carrera, O., Whitford, T. & Boakes, R.A. (2006). High ambient temperature reduces rate of body-weight loss produced by wheel running. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 59, 1196-1211.

Aspects of Associative Learning

Kwok, W.S. & Boakes, R.A. (2012).  Blocking of acquisition of a taste aversion by a context experienced prior to the taste.  Behavioural Processes, 89, 27-29.

Patterson, A.E. & Boakes, R.A. (2012).  Interval, blocking, and marking effects during the development of schedule-induced drinking.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 38, 303-314.

Kwok, D.W.S., Livesey. E.J. & Boakes, R.A. (2012).  Serial overshadowing of taste aversion learning by stimuli preceding the target taste.  Learning & Behavior, 40, 427-438. 

Costa, D.S.J. & Boakes, R.A. (2011). Varying temporal contiguity and interference in a human avoidance task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 37, 71-78.

Costa, D.S.J & Boakes, R.A. (2009). Context blocking in rat autoshaping: Sign-tracking versus goal-tracking. Learning and Motivation, 40, 175-185.

Costa, D. & Boakes, R.A. (2007). Maintenance of responding when reinforcement becomes delayed. Learning & Behavior, 35, 95-105.

Karazinov, D.M. & Boakes, R.A. (2007). Second order conditioning in human predictive judgements when there is little time to think. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 60, 448-460.

Historical and Miscellaneous

Colagiuri, B., McGuinness, K., Boakes, R. A., & Butow, P. N. (in press). Warning about side effects can increase their occurrence: An experimental model using placebo treatment for sleep difficulty. Journal of Psychopharmacology (in press). (Accepted 24/7/2012). 

Boakes, R.A. From Darwin to Behaviourism: Psychology and the animal mind. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1984.

Colagiuri, B. & Boakes, R. (2010). Perceived treatment, feedback, and placebo effects in double-blind RCTs: An experimental analysis. Psychopharmacology (Berl), 208, 433-41.

Boakes, R.A. (2009). Learning theory and the cognitive revolution, 1961-1971: a personal perspective. (pp.37-47) In P.Rabbitt (Ed.) Psychology in our time. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Colagiuri, B., Morley, K., Boakes, R.A., & Haber, P. (2009). Expectancy in double-blind placebo-controlled trials: An example from alcohol dependence. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 78, 167-171.

 

Grants

2005-2007: Australian Research Council Discovery grant. 'Resistance to extinction of learned flavour preferences'

2009: University of Sydney Bridging Grant: 'The missing calorie phenomenon: expected but absent calories condition aversions to flavours'

2011-2013: Australian Research Council Discovery grant. 'The missing calorie effect in rats and humans'

 

Publications

Authored and edited books

McGreevy, P.M. & Boakes, R.A. Carrots and sticks: Principles of animal training. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Boakes, R.A., Popplewell, D.A., & Burton, M.J. (Eds.) Eating habits. Chichester: John Wiley, 1987.

Boakes, R.A. From Darwin to Behaviourism: Psychology and the animal mind. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1984.

Dickinson, A. & Boakes, R.A. (Eds) Mechanisms of learning and motivation. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1979.

Boakes, R.A. & Halliday, M.S. (Eds). Learning and inhibition. London: Academic Press, 1972.

Peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters since 1998

In press

Colagiuri, B., McGuinness, K., Boakes, R. A., & Butow, P. N. (in press). Warning about side effects can increase their occurrence: An experimental model using placebo treatment for sleep difficulty. Journal of Psychopharmacology (in press). (Accepted 24/7/2012). 

2013

Chan, C.Y-Y., Kendig, M., Boakes, R.A. & Rooney. K. (2013). Low volume exercise can prevent sucrose-induced weight gain but has limited impact on metabolic measures in rats. European Journal of Nutrition, 52, 1721-1732.

Kendig, M.D., Boakes, R.A., Rooney, K.B. & Corbit, L.H. (2013). Chronic restricted access to 10% sucrose solution in adolescent and young adult rats impairs spatial memory and alters sensitivity to outcome devaluation. Physiology & Behavior, 120, 164-172.

2012

Sheludiakova, A., Rooney, K. & Boakes, R.A. (2012).  Metabolic and behavioural effects of sucrose and fructose/glucose drinks in the rat.  European Journal of Nutrition, 51, 445-454. 

Boakes, R.A. & Hemberger, H. (2012).  Odour-modulation of taste ratings by chefs.  Food Quality and Preference, 25, 81-86.

Patterson, A.E. & Boakes, R.A. (2012).  Interval, blocking, and marking effects during the development of schedule-induced drinking.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 38, 303-314.

Kwok, D.W.S., Livesey. E.J. & Boakes, R.A. (2012).  Serial overshadowing of taste aversion learning by stimuli preceding the target taste.  Learning & Behavior, 40, 427-438. 

Boakes, R.A., Patterson, A.E. & Kwok, D.W.S. (2012).  Flavor avoidance learning based on missing calories but not on palatability reduction.  Learning & Behavior, 40, 542-550. 

Kwok, W.S. & Boakes, R.A. (2012).  Blocking of acquisition of a taste aversion by a context experienced prior to the taste.  Behavioural Processes, 89, 27-29.

2011

Costa, D.S.J. & Boakes, R.A. (2011). Varying temporal contiguity and interference in a human avoidance task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 37, 71-78.

Russell, A.M.T & Boakes, R.A. (2011). Identification of confusable odours including wine: Appropriate labels enhance performance. Food Quality and Preference, 22, 296-303.

2010

Boakes, R.A. (2010). Darwin and animal behavior. (pp.454-460). In M.D.Breed & J.Moore (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior. Oxford: Elsevier.

Boakes, R.A., Colagiuri, B., & Mahon, M. (2010). Learned avoidance of flavors signalling reduction in a nutrient. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 36, 117-125.

Colagiuri, B. & Boakes, R. (2010). Perceived treatment, feedback, and placebo effects in double-blind RCTs: An experimental analysis. Psychopharmacology (Berl), 208, 433-41.

2009

Boakes, R.A. (2009). Learning theory and the cognitive revolution, 1961-1971: a personal perspective. (pp.37-47) In P.Rabbitt (Ed.) Psychology in our time. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Boakes, R.A. & Nakajima, S. (2009). Conditioned taste aversions based on running or swimming. In S.Reilly & T.R.Schachtman (Eds.) Conditioned taste aversion: Behavioral and neural processes. (pp. 159-178) New York: Oxford University Press.

Boakes, R.A. (2009). Learning theory and the cognitive revolution, 1961-1971: a personal perspective. (pp.37-47) In P. Rabbitt (Ed.) Psychology in our time. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Boakes, R.A. & Nakajima, S. (2009). Conditioned taste aversions based on running or swimming. In S. Reilly & T. R. Schachtman (Eds.) Conditioned taste aversion: Behavioral and neural processes. (pp. 159-178) New York: Oxford University Press.

Boakes, R.A. (2009). Learning without thinking. Commentary on Mitchell et al. The propositional nature of human associative learning. Brain and Behavioral Science, 32, 202- 203.

Colagiuri, B., Morley, K., Boakes, R.A., & Haber, P. (2009). Expectancy in double-blind placebo-controlled trials: An example from alcohol dependence. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 78, 167-171.

Colagiuri, B. & Boakes, B. (2009). Perceived treatment, feedback, and placebo effects in double-blind RCTs: An experimental analysis. Psychopharmacology  [Epub ahead of print]. DOI: 10.1007/s00213-009-1743-9

Costa, D.S.J & Boakes, R.A. (2009). Context blocking in rat autoshaping: Sign-tracking versus goal-tracking. Learning and Motivation, 40, 175-185.

Hughson, A. & Boakes, R.A. (2009). Passive perceptual learning in relation to wine: Shortterm recognition and verbal description. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62, 1-8.

Walter, F. & Boakes, R.A. (2009). Long-term range effects in hedonic ratings. Food Quality and Preference, 20, 440-449.

2008

Albertella, L., Harris, J.A., & Boakes, R.A. (2008). Acquired flavour preferences: Contextual control of adaptation-level effects. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 61, 227-231.

Hughes, S. & Boakes, R.A. (2008). Flavor preferences produced by backward pairing with wheel running. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 34, 283- 293.

Dwyer, D., Boakes, R.A., & Hayward, S. (2008). Reduced palatability in lithium- and activity-based, but not in amphetamine-based, taste aversion learning. Behavioral Neuroscience, 122, 1051-1060.

2007

Boakes, R.A. (2007). Self-starvation in the rat: Running vs eating. Spanish Journal of Psychology, 10, 251-257.

Boakes, R.A., Albertella, L., & Harris, J.A. (2007). Expresssion of flavor preference depends on type of test and on recent drinking history. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 33, 327-338.

Costa, D. & Boakes, R.A. (2007). Maintenance of responding when reinforcement becomes delayed. Learning & Behavior, 35, 95-105.

Karazinov, D.M. & Boakes, R.A. (2007). Second order conditioning in human predictive judgements when there is little time to think. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 60, 448-460.

2006

Albertella, L & Boakes, R.A. (2006). Persistence of conditioned flavor preferences is not due to inadvertent reinforcement. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 32,386-395.

Carrera, O., Gutierrez, E., & Boakes, R.A. (2006). Early handling reduces vulnerability of rats to activity-based anorexia. Developmental Psychobiology, 48, 520-527.

Gutierrez,E., Baysari, M.T., Carrera, O., Whitford, T. & Boakes, R.A. (2006). High ambient temperature reduces rate of body-weight loss produced by wheel running. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 59, 1196-1211. 2005

Boakes, R.A. (2005). Persistence of acquired changes in the properties of odors and flavours for both humans and rats. Chemical Senses, 30 (suppl 1), i238-i239.

Stevenson, R.J., Case, T.I., & Boakes, R.A. (2005). Implicit and explicit tests of odor memory reveal different outcomes following interference. Learning and Motivation, 36, 353- 373.

2004

Karazinov, D.M. & Boakes, R.A. (2004). The effectiveness of inhibitors in human predictive judgments depends on the strength of the positive predictor. Learning & Behavior, 32, 348 - 359.

Livesey, E.J. & Boakes, R.A. (2004). Outcome additivity, elemental processing and blocking in human causality judgements. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 57B, 361 - 379.

Baysari, M.T. & Boakes, R.A. (2004). Flavour aversion produced by wheel running and its role in reducing food intake. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 57B, 273-286.

Karazinov, D.M. & Boakes, R.A. (2004). Learning about cues that prevent an outcome: Conditioned inhibition and differential inhibition in human predictive learning. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 57B, 153-178.

Stevenson, R.J. & Boakes, R.A. (2004). Sweet and sour smells: The acquisition of taste-like qualities by odours. (pp.69-83) In G.Calvert, C.Spence & B.E.Stein (Eds.) Handbook of multisensory processes. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.

2003

Stevenson, R.J. & Boakes, R.A. (2003). A mnemonic theory of odor perception. Psychological Review, 110, 340-364.

Boakes, R.A. (2003). The impact of Pavlov on the psychology of learning in Englishspeaking countries. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 6, 93-98.

Stevenson, R.J., Case, T. & Boakes, R.A. (2003). Smelling what was there: Acquired olfactory percepts are resistant to further modification. Learning and Motivation, 34, 185- 202.

2002

Boakes, R.A. (2002). From programmed instruction to pigeons. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 77, 374-376.

Taylor, K.M. & Boakes, R.A. (2002). Extinction of conditioned taste aversions: Effects of concentration and overshadowing. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 55B, 213- 239.

Gutierrez, E., Vazquez, R, & Boakes, R.A. (2002). Activity-based anorexia: Ambient temperature has been a neglected factor. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 9, 239-249.

Hughson, A. & Boakes, R.A. (2002). The knowing nose: the role of knowledge in wine expertise. Journal of Food Quality and Preference, 13, 463-472.

2001

Hughson, A. & Boakes, R.A. (2001). Perceptual and cognitive aspects of wine expertise. Australian Journal of Psychology, 53, 103-108.

Boakes, R.A. & Juraskova, I. (2001). The role of drinking in the suppression of food intake by recent activity. Behavioral Neuroscience, 115, 718-730.

2000

Stevenson, R.J., Boakes, R.A. & Single, J. (2000) Resistance to extinction of conditioned odor perceptions: Evaluative conditioning is not unique. Journal of Experimental

Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 26, 423-440.

Stevenson, R.J., Boakes, R.A. & Wilson, J.P. (2000). Counter-conditioning following human odor-taste and color-taste learning. Learning & Motivation, 31, 114-127.

De Almeida Neto, A.C., Benrimoj, S.I., Kavanagh, D.J. & Boakes, R.A. (2000). Novel educational training program for community pharmacists. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 64, 302-307.

Neto, A.deA., Benrimoj, C., Kavanagh, D. & Boakes, R.A. (2000) A pharmacy-based protocol and training program for non-prescription analgesics. Journal of Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 17, 183-192.

Boakes, R.A., Boot, B., Clarke, J.V. & Carver, A. (2000) Comparing albino and hooded Wistar rats of both sexes on a range of behavioral and learning tasks. Psychobiology, 28, 339-359.

1999

Boakes, R.A., Mills, K. & Single, J. (1999) Sex differences in the relationship between activity and weight loss in the rat. Behavioral Neuroscience, 113, 1080 - 1089.

Stevenson, R.J., Prescott, J. & Boakes, R.A. (1999) Confusing tastes and smells: How odours can influence the perception of sweet and sour tastes. Chemical Senses, 24, 627 - 635.

1998

Butow, P., Brindle, E., O'Connell, D., Boakes, R.A. & Tattersall, M.H.N. (1998) Information booklets about cancer: Factors influencing patient satisfaction and utilisation. Patient Education and Counselling, 33, 129-141.

Dwyer, D., Mackintosh, N.J. & Boakes, R.A. (1998) Simultaneous activation of the representations of absent cues results in strengthening of an excitatory association between them. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 24, 1-9.

Stevenson, R.J., Boakes, R.A. & Prescott, J. (1998) Changes in odour sweetness resulting from implicit learning of a simultaneous odour-sweetness association: An example of learned synesthesia. Learning and Motivation, 29, 113-132.

1997

Boakes, R.A. (1997) Wheels, clocks and anorexia in the rat. In M.Fanselow & M.E.Bouton (Eds) The functional behaviorism of Robert C.Bolles. Washington, DC: American Psychological Society.

Boakes, R.A., Westbrook, R.F., Elliott, M.& Swinbourne, A.L. (1997) Context dependency of conditioned aversions to water and saccharin. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes., 23, 56-67.

Boakes, R.A. & Dwyer, D. (1997) Weight loss in rats produced by running: Effects of prior experience and individual housing. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 50B , 129-148.

Dwyer, D. & Boakes, R.A. (1997) Activity-based anorexia in rats as failure to adapt to a feeding schedule. Behavioral Neuroscience, 111, 1-11.

Rickards, S.L., Job, R.F.S.& Boakes, R.A. (1997) Effects of acute shock on bodyweight are mediated by changes in food intake. Animal Learning & Behavior, 25, 437-445.

1995

Boakes, R.A., Roodenrys, S. & Barnes, B.W. (1995). Implicit learning in a cued reaction time task. In P.Slezak, T.Caelli & R.Clark (Eds) Perspectives on Cognitive Science: Theories, experiments and foundations. (pp.1-17). Norwood, NJ: Ablex.

1994

Boakes, R.A. (1994) John B. Watson's early scientific career: 1903 - 1913. In J.T.Todd and E.K.Morris (Eds) Modern perspectives on contemporary behaviorism. Greenwood Press.

1993

Bryant, P., Boakes, R.A. and McGregor, I.S. (1993) Taste- potentiated odor aversion learning based on amphetamine. Physiology and Behaviour, 54, 393-398.

Boakes, R.A. (1993) Animal cognition as part of cognitive science: A fringe activity? International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 6, 101-105.

Boakes, R.A. (1993) The role of repetition in converting actions into habits: The contribution of J.B.Watson and contemporary research to a persistent theme. Mexican Journal of the Analysis of Behavior. 19, 67-90.

1992

Boakes, R.A., Westbrook, R.F., and Barnes, B.W. (1992) Potentiation by a taste of a toxicosis-based context aversion: effect of test solution. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 45B, 303-325.

1988

Boakes, R.A. & Lubart, T. (1988) Enhanced preference for a flavour following reversed flavour-glucose pairing. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 40B, 49-62.

Boakes, R.A. (1988) How one might find evidence for conditioning in adult humans. In T.Archer & L-G. Nilsson (Eds) Perspectives on aversively motivated behavior. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

1987

Nieto, J. & Boakes, R.A. (1987) Approach and withdrawal behavior in Pavlovian aversive conditioning in the pigeon. Revista Mexicana de Analisis de la Conducta,13, 173-194.

Simbayi, L.C., Boakes, R.A. & Burton, M.J. (1987) Effects of amygdala lesions on taste aversions produced by lactose and lithium chloride in the rat. Behavioral Neurscience, 100, 455-465.

Wilson, P., Swan, J. & Boakes, R.A. (1987) Instrumental learning as a result of omission training on wheel- running. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 39B,161-172.

Boakes, R.A. (1987) Comparative psychology in the United Kingdom. In E.Tobach (Ed) Proceedings of the International Society of Comparative Psychology Vol 1, Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Boakes, R.A., Rossi-Arnaud, C. & Garcia-Hoz, V. (1987) Early experience and reinforcer quality in delayed flavour-food learning in the rat Appetite, 9, 191-206.

1986

Simbayi, L.C., Boakes, R.A. & Burton, M.J. (1986) Can rats learn to associate a flavor with the delayed delivery of food? Appetite, 7, 41-53.

1985

Boakes, R.A. & Panter, D. (1985) Secondary imprinting in the domestic chick blocked by prior exposure to a live hen. Animal Behaviour, 33, 353-365.

Mackintosh, N.J., Wilson, B.J. & Boakes, R.A. (1985) Differences in mechanisms of intelligence among vertebrates.Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B, 308, 53-65.

Wilson, B.J., Mackintosh, N.J. & Boakes, R.A. (1985) Matching and oddity learning in the pigeon: transfer effects and absence of relational learning. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 37B, 295-311.

Wilson, B.J., Mackintosh, N.J. & Boakes, R.A. (1985) Transfer of relational rules in matching and oddity learning by pigeons and corvids. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 37B, 313-332.

Wilson, B.J. & Boakes, R.A. (1985) A comparison between the short-term memory performances of pigeons and jackdaws. Animal Learning and Behaviour, 13, 285-290.

1983

Boakes, R.A. (1983) Behaviourism and the nature-nurture controversy. In G.C.L. Davey (Ed.)Animal Models of Human Behaviour. London: Wiley.

Nieto, J. & Boakes, R.A. (1983) The effects of horn devaluation on the the transfer of conditioned inhibition between horn and shock. Revista Mexicana de Analisis de la Conduct, 9, 145-162.

1979

Boakes, R.A. (1979) Interactions between Type 1 and Type 2 processes involving positive reinforcement. In A.Dickinson & R.A. Boakes (Eds.) Mechanisms of Learning and Motivation. Hillsdale, N.J. : Erlbaum Associates, pp.233-265.

Leslie, J.C., Boakes, R.A., Linaza, J. & Ridgers, A. (1979) Autoshaping using visual stimuli in the rat. Psychological Record, 29, 523-546.

Boakes, R.A. & Jeffery, G. (1979) Autoshaping and misbehaviour. Ricerche di Psicologia,10 ,53-68.

1978

Boakes, R.A., Poli, M., Lockwood, M.J. & Goodall, G. (1978) A study of misbehavior: token reinforcement in the rat. Journal of Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 29, 115-134.

1977

Boakes, R.A. (1977) Performance on learning to associate a stimulus with positive reinforcement. In H. Davis & H.M.B. Hurvitz (Eds.) Operant Pavlovian Interactions.

Hillsdale, N.J.: Erlbaum Associates, pp.67-97. Boakes, R.A. & Gaertner, I. (1977) The development of a simple form of communication. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 29, 561-575.

1976

Boakes, R.A., Halliday, M.S. & Mole, J.S. (1976) Successive discrimination training with equated reinforcement frequencies: failure to obtain behavioral contrast. Journal of Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 26, 65-78.

1975

Boakes, R.A. & Halliday, M.S. (1975) Disinhibition and spontaneous recovery of response decrements produced by free reinforcement. Journal of Comparative Physiological Psychology, 88, 436-446.

Boakes, R.A., Halliday, M.S. & Poli, M. (1975) Response additivity: effects of superimposing free reinforcement on a variable-interval baseline Journal of Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 23, 177-191.

1974

Halliday, M.S. & Boakes, R.A. (1974) Behavioural contrast without rate reduction Journal of Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 22, 453-462.

1973

Boakes, R.A. (1973) Response decrements produced by extinction and by responseindependent reinforcement. Journal of Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 21, 293-302.

1972

Boakes, R.A. (1972) Frequency of houselight interruption as a dimension for inhibitory generalization testing. Psychonomic Science, 6, 249-251.

Halliday, M.S. & Boakes, R.A. (1972) Discrimination involving response-independent reinforcement: implications for behavioural contrast. In R.A. Boakes and M.S. Halliday (Eds.) Inhibition and Learning. London: Academic Press.

Jenkins, H.M. & Boakes, R.A. (1972) Observing stimulus sources that signal food or no food Journal of Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 20, 197-207.

1971

Halliday, M.S. & Boakes, R.A. (1971) Behavioural contrast and response-independent reinforcement. Journal of Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 16, 429-434.

Boakes, R.A. & Lodwick, B. (1971) Short term retention of sentences. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 3, 399-409.

1970

Boakes, R.A. & Halliday, M.S. (1970) The Skinnerian analysis of behaviour. In R. Borger and R. Cioffi (Eds.) Explanations in the behavioural sciences. Cambridge University Press.

1969

Boakes, R.A. (1969) Response continuity and timing behaviour. In R.M. Gilbert and N.S. Sutherland (Eds.) Animal Discrimination Learning. London: Academic Press.

Boakes, R.A. (1969) The bisection of a brightness interval by pigeons. Journal of Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 14, 201-209.

1967

Blumenthal, A.L. & Boakes, R.A. (1967) Prompted recall of sentences. Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 6, 674-676.

Refereed conference abstracts

2009

Boakes, R.A. (2009). Learned avoidance of flavours signalling reduction in a nutrient. Presented at the 36th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, University of Wollongong, April, 2009. Australian Journal of Psychology,xx

Colagiuri, B. & Boakes, R.A. (2009). Perceived treatment allocation in double-blind randomised pacebo-controlled trials. Presented at the 36th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, University of Wollongong, April, 2009. Australian Journal of Psychology,xx

Costa, DS.J. & Boakes, R.A. (2009). Temporal contiguity and human conditioning: Passage of time or competing events? Presented at the 36th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, University of Wollongong, April, 2009. Australian Journal of Psychology,xx

Boakes, R.A. (in press). Fear, avoidance and safety signals as rewards. Invited lecture at the 5th International Conference of the International Society for Equitation Science, University of Sydney, July, 2009. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research.

 

Curriculum Vitae

University address: School of Psychology (A18), University of Sydney, NSW 2006.

Email: Phone: (02) 9351 3347 Fax: (02) 9351 2603

Education:

1963-1966 PhD in Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass, USA.
                  (Awarded in 1967).

1959-1963 BA (Hons) University of Cambridge, England.
                  (Mechanical, Moral and Natural Science)

Academic appointments since 1986

2006-present: Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of Sydney, Australia.

1992 -2005: McCaughey Professor of Psychology, University of Sydney.

1989 -1992: Professor of Psychology, University of Sydney.

1986 -1989: Reader in Experimental Psychology, University of Sussex, UK.

Main administrative positions since 1986

2004-2005: Head, School of Psychology, University of Sydney

2002-2003: Deputy Head, School of Psychology, University of Sydney

1993-1994: Head, Department of Psychology, University of Sydney

1986-1987: Acting Chair, Experimental Psychology Group, University of Sussex.

Main professional

2012 – present: Editorial board of Behavioral Processes

2011 – present: Editorial board of Spanish Journal of Psychology

2010 – present: Treasurer, Psychology Foundation of Australia.

2007-present: Consulting editor: Learning & Behavior

2005-present: Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia

2004-present: Editorial Board, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes

2003-present: Editorial consultant, Psychologica

1995, 2001: Chair of conference committees for two international conferences

1990 - present: Convenor, Australian Learning Group

1985-1988: Editor, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Section B

Main University positions

2000-2005: Convenor of Steering Committee for Postgraduate and Undergraduate programs in Neuroscience

2004-2005: Dean of Science Advisory Committee

2003-2005: Member, Project User Group for refurbishment of School of Psychology buildings

1993-1994: Dean of Science Advisory Committee

1990-1993: Member, Animal Ethics Committee

Research funding since 1997

2010: ARC Discovery Grant The missing calories effect in rats and humans.

2009: University of Sydney Bridging Grant Inhibitory flavour learning in the rat. ($15K)

2005-2007: ARC Discovery Resistance to extinction of learned flavour preferences. ($180K)

2003-2005: ARC Discovery (with Dr.R.Stevenson of Macquarie Univ) Developing and testing a mnemonic theory of odour perception ($165K)

2001-2003: ARC Large Persistence of hedonic conditioning in rats ($193K)

2000-2002: ARC Large (with Drs.Kiernan of Charles Sturt Univ, and Stevenson) An associative model of human olfaction, ($120.5K)

2000: ARC Small Conditioned taste aversions ($16K)

2000: ARC Small Insensitivity to extinction ($15K)

1998: Unilever (UK) Perceptual learning involving flavours ($24K)

1997-1999: ARC Large Associative properties of odours and flavours ($120K)

1997-1998: ARC Institutional Human evaluative learning ($20K)

Student supervision since 1998

a) Honours and Graduate Diploma students:

Currently (2013) supervising 2 Honours students.
Completed supervision of Empirical Theses of over 30 Psychology Honours students who gained at least Upper Second Class Honours degrees over the past 15 years and one who was awarded the University Medal.  Also completed supervision of research projects of 3 students awarded the Graduate Diploma in Science, including two 'with Merit', and of one Theoretical Thesis of student awarded a First Class Honours degree.

 

b) Masters students in Human Nutrition and Dietetics (MHND):

(Co-supervision with Dr.K.Rooney)
Currently (2013) supervising one student.

2010 A.Sheludiakova ‘Impact of drinks sweetened with free glucose and fructose vs sucrose on body weight and associated metabolic conditions in the rat’
2011 C.Chan ‘Low intensity exercise prevents weight gain but not glucose intolerance associated with chronic sucrose consumption in rats’
2012 C.Lin ‘Metabolic and spatial learning tests of rats exposed to sucrose or maltodextrin drinks’

 

c) Research Masters and PhD students (including Associate supervision)

Currently (2013) supervising one full-time and two part-time PhD students.

2013 M.Kendig (MSc thesis) ‘The effects of chronic consumption of 10% sucrose solution on behavioural, cognitive and metabolic measures in rats.’
2010 B.Colagiuri (PhD thesis) ‘Expectancies in double-blind randomised placebo-controlled trials and placebo-induced side effects’

2009 D.Costa (PhD thesis) ‘Maintenance of behaviour when reinforcement becomes delayed’

2007 L.Albertella (MSc thesis) ‘Extinction of conditioned flavour preferences’

2006 M. Baysari (PhD thesis) Delayed reinforcement in discrete-trial instrumental learning in the rat.

2005 D. Karazinov (PhD thesis) Inhibitory learning in human predictive judgements.

2003 A. Hughson (PhD thesis) Cork and talk: The cognitive and perceptual basis of wine expertise.

2000 A. Swinbourne (PhD thesis) Side-effects of cancer chemotherapy: Information provision and patient expectations.

2000 A.C. de Almeida Neto (PhD thesis) Training community pharmacists in cognitivebehavioural interventions.

2000 R.W. Morris (MSc thesis) The role of counter-conditioning in the extinction of conditioned taste aversions.