Scientific Publications

Scientific Publications

Papers in scientific (peer-reviewed/refereed) journals

John, P., & Pineño, O. (2015). Biological significance in human causal learning. Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research, 20, 65-72. [Download]

Pineño, O. (2014). ArduiPod Box: A low-cost and open-source Skinner box using an iPod Touch and an Arduino microcontroller. Behavior Research Methods, 46, 196-205. [Download]

Pineño, O. (2010). Enhanced consumption of an aversively conditioned taste following the presentation of a “medicine” taste. Behavioural Processes, 84, 625-628. [Download]

Pineño, O. (2010). Failure of serial taste-taste compound presentations to produce overshadowing of extinction of conditioned taste aversion. Learning and Motivation, 41, 95-107. [Download]

Amundson, J. C., Witnauer, J. E., Pineño, O., & Miller, R. R. (2008). An inhibitory within-compound association attenuates overshadowing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 34, 133-143. [Download]

Pineño, O., Zilski-Pineno, J. M., & Miller, R. R. (2008). Habituation of unconditioned fear can be attenuated by the presence of a safe stimulus: Assessment using the neophobic response of the rat. Behavioural Processes, 77, 55-60. [Download]

Pineño, O. (2007). A response rule for positive and negative stimulus interaction in associative learning and performance. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 14, 1115-1124. [Download]

Pineño, O. (2007). Protection from extinction by concurrent presentation of an excitor or an extensively extinguished CS. Psicológica, 28, 151-166. [Download]

Pineño, O., Zilski, J. M., & Schachtman, T. R. (2007). Second-order conditioning during a compound extinction treatment. Learning and Motivation, 38, 172-192. [Download]

Pineño, O. (2007). An examination of the effectiveness of inflation and deflation treatments in detecting within-compound learning of a taste aversion. Behavioural Processes, 75, 33-39. [Download]

Pineño, O., & Miller, R. R. (2007). Comparing associative, statistical, and inferential reasoning accounts of human contingency learning. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 60, 310-329. [Download]

Pineño, O., Urushihara, K., Stout, S., Fuss, J., & Miller, R. R. (2006). When more is less: Extending training of the blocking association following compound training attenuates the blocking effect. Learning & Behavior, 34, 21-36. [Download]

Pineño, O., De la Casa, L. G., Lubow. R. E., & Miller, R. R. (2006). Some determinants of latent inhibition in humans. Learning and Motivation, 37, 42-65. [Download]

Bills, C. H., Dopheide, M., Pineño, O., & Schachtman, T. R. (2006). Effects of an extinguished CS on competition with another CS. Behavioural Processes, 72, 14-22. [Download]

Pineño, O., & Matute, H. (2005). Outcome similarity modulates retroactive interference between cues trained apart. Psicológica, 26, 281-292. [Download]

Pineño, O., Denniston, J. C., Beckers, T., Matute, H., & Miller, R. R. (2005). Contrasting predictive and causal values of predictors and of causes. Learning & Behavior, 33, 184-196. [Download]

Pineño, O., Urushihara, K., & Miller, R. R. (2005). Spontaneous recovery from forward and backward blocking. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 31, 172-183. [Download]

Urushihara, K., Wheeler, D. S., Pineño, O., & Miller, R. R. (2005). An extended comparator hypothesis account of superconditioning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 31, 184-198. [Download]

Pineño, O., & Miller, R. R. (2005). Primacy and recency effects in extinction and latent inhibition: A selective review with implications for models of learning. Behavioural Processes, 69, 223-235. [Download]

Beckers, T., De Houwer, J., Pineño, O., & Miller, R. R. (2005). Outcome additivity and outcome maximality influence cue competition in human causal learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 31, 238-249. [Download]

Bouton, M. E., Woods, A. M., & Pineño, O. (2004). Occasional reinforced trials during extinction can slow the rate of rapid reacquisition. Learning and Motivation, 35, 371-390. [Download]

Pineño, O., & Miller, R. R. (2004). Signaling a change in cue-outcome relations in human associative learning. Learning & Behavior, 32, 360-375. [Download]

Pineño, O. (2004). Differential effects of nonreinforcement and punishment in humans. Psicológica, 25, 87-102. [Download]

Escobar, M., Pineño, O., & Matute, H. (2002). A comparison between elemental and compound training of cues in retrospective revaluation. Animal Learning & Behavior, 30, 228-238. [Download]

Pineño, O., & Matute (2000). Interference in human predictive learning when the associations share a common element. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 13, 16-33. [Download]

Pineño, O., Ortega, N., & Matute (2000). The relative activation of associations modulates interference between elemenally trained cues. Learning and Motivation, 31, 128-152. [Download]

Matute, H., & Pineño, O. (1998).  Stimulus competition in the absence of compound conditioning. Animal Learning & Behavior, 26, 3-14. [Download]


Book chapters

De la Casa, L. G., & Pineño, O. (2010). Inter-stage context and time as determinants of latent inhibition. In R. E. Lubow & I. Weiner (Eds.), Latent inhibition: Cognition, neuroscience and applications to schizophrenia (pp. 40-61). Cambridge. UK: Cambridge University Press. [Download]

Schachtman, T. R., Ramsey, A., & Pineño, O. (2009). Postconditioning event manipulations on processing of the target conditioned stimulus in conditioned taste aversion. In S. Reilly & T. R. Schachtman (Eds.), Conditioned taste aversion: Behavioral and neural mechanisms (pp. 134-158). New York: Oxford University Press. [Download]

Pineño, O., Castro, L., & Urcelay, G. P. (2007). Interacción entre estímulos. In O. Pineño, M. A. Vadillo, & H. Matute (Eds.), Psicología del aprendizaje (pp. 25-48). Badajoz, Spain: Abededario. [Download]

Pineño, O., Vegas, S., & Matute, H. (2003). Factores que median en la expresión del aprendizaje asociativo humano. In J. Vila, J. Nieto, y J. M. Rosas (Eds.), Investigación contemporánea en aprendizaje asociativo (pp. 175-190) Jaén: Del Lunar. [Download]

Matute, H. & Pineño, O. (1998).  Cue competition in the absence of compound training:  Its relation to paradigms of competition between outcomes.  In D. L. Medin (Ed.),  The psychology of learning and motivation, Vol. 38, (pp. 45-81).  San Diego, CA:  Academic Press. [Download]



Pineño, O. (2010). The thinking rat: The new science of animal learning. Charleston, SC: CreateSpace. [Link]

Pineño, O., Vadillo, M. A., & Matute, H. (2007). Psicología del aprendizaje. Badajoz, Spain: Abecedario. [Download]


Dissemination and opinion articles

Pineño, O. (2008). Animal models of human misbehavior. Hofstra Horizons, Fall 2008, 16-21. [Download]

Zilski-Pineño, J. M., & Pineño, O. (2007). Should we talk to the general public about our work? International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 20, 10-12. [Download]

Pineño, O. (2004). La psicología y sus demonios. Psicoteca. [Link]

Barrios, I., y Pineño, O. (2003). Psicología y marketing (2): La influencia del consumidor. Psicoteca. [Link]

Pineño, O., y Barrios, I. (2003). Psicología y marketing (1): Del control del laboratorio al caos de la realidad. Psicoteca. [Link]