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Amy J. Henley

Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Psychology, University of California San Diego
M.A., Applied Behavior Analysis, University of Kansas
Ph.D., Behavioral Psychology, University of Kansas

Dr. Amy Henley, a board certified behavior analyst, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Western New England University. Amy received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California San Diego and her Masters and PhD in Behavior Analysis from the University of Kansas. Amy’s research primarily focuses on the application of behavioral economic methodology to evaluate the influence of choice and decision making on employee performance. Amy has published articles and book chapters on a variety of topics including instructional control, staff training, feedback, incentives, discounting, and demand. She has also served as a guest reviewer for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior Analysis in Practice, The Psychological Record, Behavior Analysis Research and Practice, and the Journal of Behavioral Education. 

Amy is accepting Masters and Doctoral students for the 2023-2024 academic year. 

Listen to Dr. Amy Henley discuss her research on the feedback sandwich and effective feedback delivery on the ABA Inside Track podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4aL90gIOoA 


Behavior Analysis

Organizational Behavior Management

Behavioral Economics

Applied Animal Behavior


PSY 323 Applied Behavior Analysis

PSY 390 Special Topics in Applied Dog Training and Behavior

PSY 515 Personnel Management and Supervision

PSY 735 Organizational Behavior Management


Book Chapters

DiGennaro Reed, F. D., Henley, A. J., Hirst, J. M., Doucette, J. L., & Jenkins, S. R. (2015). Basic research considerations for performance management of staff . In F. DiGennaro Reed & D. Reed (Eds.), Autism service delivery: Bridging the gap between science and practice (pp. 437-463) : .

Journal Articles

Kaplan, B. A., Reed, D. D., Murphy, J. G., Henley, A. J., DiGennaro Reed, F. D., Roma, P. G., & Hursh, S. R. (2017 ). Time constraints in the alcohol purchase task . Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology ,25 , 186-197.

Henley, A. J., Hirst, J. M., DiGennaro Reed, F. D., Becirevic, A., & Reed, D. D. (2016 ). Function-altering effects of rule phrasing in the modulation of instructional control . The Analysis of Verbal Behavior ,33 , 24-40.

Henley, A. J., DiGennaro Reed, F. D., Kaplan, B. A., & Reed, D. D. (2016 ). A crowdsourced nickel-and-dime approach to analog OBM research: A behavioral economic framework for understanding workforce attrition . Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior ,106 , 134-144.

DiGennaro Reed, F. D., Henley, A. J., Rueb, S., Crabbs, B., & Giacalone, L. (2016 ). Discussion of behavioral principles in Journal of Organizational Behavior Management: An update . Journal of Organizational Behavior Management ,36 , 202-209.

Henley, A. J., DiGennaro Reed, F. D., Kaplan, B. A., & Reed, D. D. (2016 ). Quantifying efficacy of workplace reinforcers: An application of behavioral economic demand to evaluate hypothetical work performance . Translational Issues in Psychological Science ,2 , 174-183.

Henley, A. J., & DiGennaro Reed, F. D. (2015 ). Should you order the feedback sandwich? Efficacy of feedback sequence and timing . Journal of Organizational Behavior Management ,35 , 321-335.

DiGennaro Reed, F. D., & Henley, A. J. (2015 ). A survey of staff training and performance management practices: The good, the bad, and the ugly . Behavior Analysis in Practice ,8 , 16-26.