A West Virginia University psychology professor has received a prestigious fellowship for his research contributions that have spanned three decades at the University.
p. Dr. KennonAndyLattal has been named a Fellow of the Association for Behavioral Analysis International, the organization announced. Lattal is a Centennial Professor of Psychology in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.

The ABAI tapped Lattal for his international research output. The professor has penned 100 scholarly articles and also co-edited three major books in his field.

Lattal has spent his 35-year career at WVU researching the psychology of learning, a recognized discipline that looks at everything fromhabituation,which is learning by repetition, tooperant conditioning,which is learning by antecedents and consequences.

Hes also the chief coordinator of the Behavior Analysis program in the Department of Psychology, and he cites the professional relationships forged there as the reason for his most recent success.

The real satisfaction for me is all of the interactions I have been privy to over the past 35 years with my exceptional colleagues and students in the Behavioral Analysis program at WVU ,Lattal said.Those interactions led to the work that resulted in my selection as a fellow.

That program is accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis.

Lattal is a recipient of WVU s Benedum Scholar Award and the American Psychological Associations Division 25 Award for research. In 2004, the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis officially recognized WVU s Department of Psychology for its contributions to the field.

Hes also served as president of the ABAI , and as president and chair of the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.

Headquartered in Kalamazoo, Mich., the ABAI is nonprofit organization with the mission to develop, enhance and support the growth and vitality of behavior analysis through research, education and practice.

For more information, contact Lattal at andy.lattal@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-2001 ext. 31608.