James Jakubow

James Jakubow
  • Department of Psychology
  • 561-297-2522
  • jjakubow@fau.edu
  • Boca Raton - Bs-12, 225

Education

2000, Ph.D. Graduate Center/CUNY
1997, M.Phil. Graduate Center/CUNY
1988, M.A. Western Michigan University

Research Interests

Associative Learning
Behavioral Neuroscience
Companion Animal Research

Research Description

Since the late 1980s, I conducted basic research on the neuropharmacology of epilepsy, feeding, and drug tolerance.  During the 1990s I spent most of my time evaluating mathematical models of associative learning in animals. Currently, I am using a theoretical/mathematical approach to improve upon the available contemporary models of learning and memory.

Recent Publications

Jakubow, J. J.   (2015). Exciting Options During Depressing Times. [Review of the book Enabling Discovery, Development, and Translation of Treatments for Cognitive Dysfunction in Depression ]. PsycCRITIQUES—Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books , xx (No. xx), Article x. Retrieved [date], from the PsycCRITIQUES database 

Jakubow, J. J.  (2015). Does the Name Pavlov Ring A Buzzer? [Review of the book Ivan Pavlov: A Russian Life in Science]. PsycCRITIQUES—Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 60 (No. 13), Article 2. Retrieved [1/1/16], from the PsycCRITIQUES database

Jakubow, J. J. (2008, August 27). Motoring Our Behavior [Review of the book  A Theory of the Basal Ganglia and Their Disorders ].  PsycCRITIQUES Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 53 (No. 35), Article 8.  Retrieved [9/2/09], from the PsycCRITIQUES database. 

Jakubow, J. J. (2008, January 23). Do Behavioral Researchers Need One Diploma in Mathematics and Another in Psychology? [Review of the book  Data Analytic Techniques for Dynamical Systems ].  PsycCRITIQUES Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 53 (No. 4), Article 10.  Retrieved [1/27/08], from the PsycCRITIQUES database. 

Wolgin, D. L., & Jakubow, J. J. (2004). Tolerance to amphetamine hypophagia: A real-time depiction of learning to suppress stereotyped movements in the rat.  Behavioral Neuroscience, 118,  470-478. 

Jakubow, J. J., Brown, B. L., & Hemmes, N. S. (2004). The Cover-Stimulus Effect: Role of Similarity in Durations of the CS and Cover Cues.  Psychological Record, 54,  293-317. 

Wolgin, D. L., & Jakubow, J. J. (2003). Tolerance to amphetamine hypophagia: A microstructural analysis of licking behavior in the rat.  Behavioral Neuroscience, 117,  95-104. 

Hemmes, N. S., Brown, B. L., Jakubow, J. J., & Cabeza de Vaca, S. (1997). Determinants of response recovery in extinction following response elimination.  Learning and Motivation, 28,  542-557. 

Simansky, K. J., Jakubow, J., Sisk, F. C., Vaidya, A. H., & Eberle-Wang, K. (1992). Peripheral serotonin is an incomplete signal for eliciting satiety in sham-feeding rats.  Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 43,  847-854. 

Jakubow, J., Schlinger, H., & Poling, A. (1989). Pentylenetetrazol-induced seizures in pigeons and the effects of ethosuximide thereon.  Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 33,  11-15. 

Renfrey, G., Schlinger, H., Jakubow, J., & Poling, A. (1989). Effects of phenytoin and phenobarbital on schedule-controlled responding and seizure activity in the amygdala-kindled rat.  Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, 248,  967-973. 

Scholarly Activities

Editorial Service

Behavior Analysis: Research & Practice
PsycCritiques
Florida Atlantic University Undergraduate Research Journal

Master’s Thesis Committees

  • Committee member. Diane C. Wright (2017). Use of evidence-based methods to ameliorate or reduce reactions in canines with anxiety, fear, and conflict-based aggression . American College of Applied Science.
  • Committee member. Jocelyn P. Strassel (2015). The effects of “Feliway” on stress behaviors in domestic cats (Felis catus) in a shelter environment . American College of Applied Science.
  • Committee member. Sandra L. Fornes (2015). Environmental enrichment to prevent and resolve fearful, stereotypical and agonistic behaviors in long-term shelter dogs . American College of Applied Science.
  • Chair. Tammy Ege (2015). The role of feeding enrichment on the behavior of indoor group-housed domestic cats . American College of Applied Science.
  • Chair. Elise Higashi (2012). Evaluating the effects of a variety of enrichment treatments on the wellbeing of domestic cats (Felis catus) living in a shelter environment . American College of Applied Science.
  • Committee member. Christine Strickland (2010). Animal shelter volunteer training for dog handling and basic obedience training affects volunteered hours . American College of Applied Science.

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