Professor Per Holth received his license to practice psychology in 1983, and his Ph.D. in 2000, with a dissertation on the generality of stimulus equivalence. His clinical work has been in services for people with autism and developmental disabilities, in psychiatric units, and in the military services. His research activities span basic research, on stimulus equivalence and joint attention, as well as applied work and management of large research projects. Per Holth has taught classes in behavior analysis and learning principles at the University of Oslo and Oslo and at OsloMet—Oslo Metropolitan University since 1982 and joined the faculty of OsloMet and the Program for learning in complex systems, as an associate professor in 2004 and as full professor in 2006. He teaches classes in all behavior-analytic education programs at OsloMet. He has written for peer-reviewed publications on basic research, applied work, and philosophy of science, served on several editorial boards, and he was one of the founding Editors and a member of the editorial troika of the European Journal of Behavior Analysis for 15 years, and he was on the board of directors of the B.F. Skinner Foundation from 2012 to 2019. He has been a program co-coordinator of the TPC area and for the Development area of ABAI, and he has been the international representative at the ABAI Council from 2017 to 2020. His current research interests have drifted in the direction of basic experimental work with animals and humans, specifically concerning (1) sources of behavioral variability, (2) blocking and the establishment of conditioned reinforcers, (3) delay of reinforcement, (4) continuous repertoires, (5) the establishment of naming, and (6) variables affecting confirmation bias. However, he also maintains an interest in theoretical, conceptual, and philosophical issues, including verbal behavior, radical behaviorism, and different types of explanations.
Publikasjoner og forskningsresultater
A retrospective 60-year review of Murray Sidman’s Tactics of Scientific Research and some of its influence on behavior analysis.
Journal of The Experimental Analysis of Behavior.
Johnson, Cammarie; Iversen, Iver H.; Kenyon, Paula; Holth, Per; de Souza, Deisy das Graças
Murray Sidman: A Life of Giving.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.
Holth, Per (2020). Operational Definitions of Psychological Terms. Operants.
Olaff, Heidi Skorge; Holth, Per
The Emergence of Bidirectional Naming Through Sequential Operant Instruction Following the Establishment of Conditioned Social Reinforcers.
The Analysis of Verbal Behavior.
Nergaard, Siv Kristin; Holth, Per
A Critical Review of the Support for Variability as an Operant Dimension.
Perspectives on Behavior Science.
Monlux, Katherina; Pelaez, Martha; Holth, Per
Joint attention and social referencing in children with autism: a behavior-analytic approach.
European Journal of Behavior Analysis (EJOBA).
Vandbakk, Monica; Olaff, Heidi Skorge; Holth, Per
Conditioned Reinforcement: the Effectiveness of Stimulus—Stimulus Pairing and Operant Discrimination Procedures.
The Psychological Record.
Furrebøe, Elise Frølich; Holth, Per; Sandaker, Ingunn
An exploratory study of a real-time choice procedure.
European Journal of Behavior Analysis (EJOBA).
Blystad, Magnus Helgheim; Johansen, Espen Borgå; Holth, Per
Investigating social behaviour in animals: The curious case of the prosocial and empathic rat.
OsloMet - storbyuniversitetet.
Mørch, Willy-Tore; Neumer, Simon-Peter; Holth, Per; Eng, helene
Ungsinn. Virksomme tiltak for barn og unges psykiske helse.
UiT Norges arktiske universitet.
Haaland Palm, Vibeke; Olaff, Heidi Skorge; Holth, Per (2023). Effektive intervensjoner for å styrke bidireksjnal naming––En systematisk litteraturgjennomgang. Norsk atferdsanalytisk forenings årsmøteseminar. Norsk atferdsanalytisk forening.
Olaff, Heidi Skorge; Holth, Per (2023). Etablering av sosiale konsekvenser som betingede forsterkere for å styrke bidireksjonal naming. Norsk atferdsanalytisk forenings årsmøteseminar. Norsk atferdsanalytisk forening.
Andresen, Terese Remseth; Haaland Palm, Vibeke; Olaff, Heidi Skorge; Holth, Per (2023). En sammenligning av to prosedyrer for å styrke bidireksjonal naming: Multiple- exemplar instruction og single-exemplar instruction. Norsk atferdsanalytisk forenings årsmøteseminar. Norsk atferdsanalytisk forening.
Haaland Palm, Vibeke; Olaff, Heidi Skorge; Holth, Per (2023). Etablering av bidireksjonal naming gjennom joint control trening. Norsk atferdsanalytisk forenings årsmøteseminar. Norsk atferdsanalytisk forening.
Svindal, Marthe-Illy Hjemaas; Olaff, Heidi Skorge; Holth, Per (2023). Etablering av sosiale konsekvenser som forsterkere for å fremme felles oppmerksomhet. Norsk atferdsanalytisk forenings årsmøteseminar. Norsk atferdsanalytisk forening.
Holth, Per (2022). Discussion of symposium titled "Beyond Direct Instruction: Procedures Aimed to Support Emergent Responding and Observational Learning in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder". 11th International ABAI Conference. Association for Behavior Analysis International.
Holth, Per (2022). Discussion of symposium titled "A Class of One: Remembering Murray Sidman, His Contributions, and His Legacy". 11th international ABAI Conference. Association for Behavior Analysis International.
Holth, Per (2022). Discussion of Art as Behavior: There's no escaping it. 46thannual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International . Association for Behavior Analysis International.