David Philip Arthur Craig, PhD

Department of Psychology
Laboratory of Comparative Psychology
Oklahoma State University 116 N. Murray
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078, USA


Dr. Craig developed an appreciation of comparative psychology prior to enrolling at the University of Florida where he cultivated a high degree of skepticism of population parameters and aggregate analyses. While attending Oklahoma State University, Dr. Craig began utilizing individual analyses to assess behavioral data from a variety of species for both practical and theoretical reasons.

Research Interest

His research interest includes: Comparative Behavior, Animal Timing, Temporal Control, Habituation, Classical Conditioning, Operant Conditioning, Observational Learning, Social Learning, Entomology, Herpetology, Pedagogy, Psychopharmacology, Ethanol, Measurement, Continuity and Individual Data Analyses.

Scientific Activities


• (2014) Association of Behavior Analysis International
• (2011) Sigma Xi


1. Craig DPA, Abramson CI. A need for individual data analyses for assessments of temporal control: Invertebrate fixed interval performance. International Journal of Comparative Psychology-Special Issue on Timing and Time Perception. 2015; 28: 1-39. http://escholarship.org/uc/item/847557dt#page-1
2. Grice JW, Craig DPA, Abramson CI. A simple and transparent alternative to Repeated MeasuresANOVA. SAGE Open. 2015; 5: 1-13.doi: 10.1177/2158244015604192
3. Craig DPA, Varnon CA, Pollock KL, & Abramson CI. An assessment of horse (Equus feruscaballus) responding on fixed interval schedules of reinforcement: An individual analysis. Behavioural Processes. 2015; 120: 1-13. doi: 10.1016/j.beproc.2015.08.006
4. Abramson CI, Craig DPA, Varnon CA, Wells H. The effect of ethanol on reversal learningin honey bees(Apis mellifera anatolica): Response inhibition in a social insect model. Alcohol. 2015; 49: 245-258. doi: 10.1016/j.alcohol.2015.02.005.
5. Craig DPA, Varnon CA, Sokolowski MBC, Abramson CI, Wells, H. (2014). An assessment of fixed interval timing in free-flying honey bees(Apis mellifera ligustica): An analysis of individual performance. PLoS One. 2014; 9: e101262. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0101262.
6. Dinges CW, Avalos A, Abramson CI, et al. Aversive conditioning in honey bees (Apis mellifera anatolica): A comparison of drones and workers. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 2013; 216: 4124-4134. doi: 10.1242/jeb.090100.
7. Craig DPA, Grice JW, Varnon CA, et al. Social reinforcement delays in free-flying honey bees (Apis mellifera L.). PLoS One. 2012; 7: e46729.
8. Nolf SL, Craig DPA, Abramson CI. Serial dilution: A new area of research for animal behavior. Psychological Reports 2012; 111: 473-492.
9. Sokolowski MBC, Abramson CI, Craig, DPA. Ethanol self-administration in free-flying honeybees (Apismellifera L.) in an operant conditioning protocol. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 2012; 36, 1568- 1577. doi: 10.1111/j.1530-0277.2012.01770.x
10. Aleksandrova-Howell M, Abramson CI, Craig DPA. Coverage of Russian psychological contributions in American psychology textbooks. International Journal of Psychology. 2011; 47: 76-87. doi: 10.1080/00207594.2011.614618.
11. Craig DPA. Shedding the quantitative imperative. Soc Behav Res Pract Open J. 2016; 1(1): 10-12. doi: 10.17140/SBPROJ-1-102