College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychology

Samantha Swindell

Clinical Associate Professor,

Undergraduate Program Director

Ph.D. Washington State University, 1998



Contact Information:

Email: sswindell@wsu.edu
Office: Johnson Tower 213
Phone: (509) 335-3715


Classes Taught:

  • Psychology 312: Research Methods
  • Psychology 328: Self-Control
  • Psychology 470: Motivation
  • Psychology 491/591: Principles of Learning


Research Interests:

As the director of the undergraduate program, I divide my time between teaching and administrative duties for the Department of Psychology. I teach a variety of undergraduate courses for the department and occasionally teach for the Honors College. I assist the department Chair with administrative tasks related to our undergraduate program, specifically undergraduate curriculum development, program assessment, student advising, and recruitment and retention.



Selected Publications:

Swindell, S., McSweeney, F. K., & Murphy, E. S. (2003). Dynamic Changes in the size of behavioral contrast. The Behavior Analyst Today, 4, 199-209.

McSweeney, F. K. & Swindell, S. (2002). Common processes may contribute to extinction and habituation. The Journal of General Psychology, 129, 364-400.

McSweeney, F. K. & Swindell, S. (2001). The glass ceiling is not fragile: A response to Odum (2000). The Behavior Analyst, 24, 87-93.

McSweeney, F. K., Donahoe, P., & Swindell, S. (2000). Women in applied behavior analysis. The Behavior Analyst, 23, 267-277.

McSweeney, F. K. & Swindell, S. (1999). Behavioral economics and within-session changes in responding. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 72, 355-371.

   Samantha Swindell
Department of Psychology, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-4820, 509-335-2631, Contact Us