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Camilo Hurtado-Parrado

Camilo Hurtado-Parrado, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., BCBA-D)

Behavior Analysis and Therapy (On-campus)

Dr. Hurtado-Parrado’s research focuses on the understanding of human and nonhuman learning and behavioral processes, especially how they are regulated by aversive events (e.g., effects of aversive stimuli on memory, self-control, problem-solving, verbal behavior, rule following, and conciliation).

His ongoing agenda entails:

  1. interactions between verbal and nonverbal behavior (e.g., how aversive consequences affect the consistency between saying and doing)
  2. measurement of emotion regulation strategies and how they affect other behavioral processes (e.g., effects of reappraisal-based regulation on conciliation and self-control)
  3. assessing and improving the effectiveness of behavioral teaching methods (e.g., evaluating the effectiveness of a method called Interteaching and how it could reduce procrastination in college students)
  4. establishment and maintenance of complex behavior via aversive events (e.g., conditional discriminations regulated by aversive consequences)
  5. analysis of conceptual, historical, and disciplinary aspects of psychology (e.g., history and need for alternative research methods in psychology).

Representative publications

Gantiva, C., Araujo, A., Castillo, K., Claro, L., & Hurtado-Parrado, C. (2021). Physiological and affective responses to emoji faces: Effects on facial muscle activity, skin conductance, heart rate, and self-reported affect. Biological Psychology, 163, 108142. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2021.108142

Virues-Ortega, J., Hurtado-Parrado, C., Arias-Higuera, M., & Iwata, B. (2021). Nathan H. Azrin: A Case Study in Research Translation in Behavior Science. Perspectives on Behavior Science. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40614-020-00278-4

Pfaller-Sadovsky, N. & Hurtado-Parrado, C. (2020). A cultural selection analysis of human-dog interactions – a primer. European Journal of Behavior Analysis. https://doi.org/10.1080/15021149.2020.1791682

SIU Psychology Camilo Hurtado-Parrado

Office: Life Science II, 281 (MC 6502)
Phone: (618) 536-2302
Email: camilo.parrado@siu.edu
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Educational History

2014 - PhD in Psychology, University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Canada).
Thesis: Aversive control of Betta splendens behavior using water disturbances: effects of signaled and unsignaled free-operant avoidance, escape, and punishment contingencies

2008 - Behavior Analysis, Psychology, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá