Maeve Bracken
Assistant Prof/Course Director (Part-Tim, Psychology

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Doherty, A & Bracken, M, Teaching Children with Autism to Initiate and Respond to Peer Mands using a Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Behavioural Interventions, 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Bracken M, Rohrer N, Using an adapted form of the Picture Exchange Communication System to increase independent requesting in deafblind adults with learning disabilities., Research in developmental disabilities, 35, (2), 2013, p269-277 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Brunsden, V., Davies, M., Shevlin, M., Bracken, M., Why do HE students drop-out? A test of Tinto's model, Journal of Further and Higher Education, 24, (3), 2000, p301 - 310 Journal Article, 2000

Tierney, K.J., Bracken, M., McKay, C. & Peoples, M, ). Prior Learning and Equivalence Class Formation, Psychological Record, 48, 1998 Journal Article, 1998

Stimulus Equivalence and Behavior Therapy in, editor(s)W O'Donohue , Learning and Behavior Therapy, Allyn & Bacon, 1998, [Tierney, K.J., & Bracken, M] Book Chapter, 1998

Tierney, K.J., DeLargey, P. & Bracken, M. , Formation of equivalence class incorporating haptic stimuli, Psychological, Record, , 45, 1995, p431 - 437 Journal Article, 1995

Tierney, K.J., Bracken, M., Harland, R., & DeLargey, P , Matching-to-sample training using visual and haptic stimuli, Irish Psychologist , 20, (3), 1993, p33- Journal Article, 1993

McCarthy, K. & Bracken, M. , The effects of emotionally and semantically opposite stimuli on the emergence of transitive relations, Irish Psychologist , 18, (3), 1991, p23- Journal Article, 1991

Maeve Bracken, Sheena Morrissey, Use of a Tactile Pager Prompt to Reduce rates of Rapid Eating in Three Adults with Dual Diagnoses, Association for Behavior Analysis International, Granada, Spain, Nov 2011 Conference Paper,

Tierney, K.J., DeLargey, P., Harland, R. & Bracken, M. , Haptic Perception and Stimulus Equivalence , 20th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Kalamazoo, , 1994 Conference Paper,

Gemmarose O Brien, Maeve Bracken, The Influence Of A Differential Reinforcement Of Lower Rates Of Behaviours Protocol With An Embedded Token Economy To Reduce Verbal And Physical Aggression Among Children In The Playground Of An Inner City Apartment Complex As Part Of A Group Contingency, Psychological Society of Ireland, Division of Behaviour Analysis, Dublin, April 2012 Conference Paper,

Maeve Bracken, Li Wu, The Differential Effects of Twin, Peer, and Adult Video Models on Academic Skill Acquisition in Autistic Twin Children, Psycholocial Society of Ireland, Division of Behaviour Analysis, Galway, April 2013 Conference Paper,

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Psychological Society of Ireland: Division of Behaviour Analysis, Data Science for Behaviour Analysts, Teachers, and Parents: Prof Rick Kubina, March 12th 2016, In:Data Science for Behaviour Analysts, Teachers, and Parents, 2016, Trinity College Dublin Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2016

Psychological Society of Ireland: Division of Behaviour Analysis, The Tenth Annual Conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis , June 10th, 11th 2016, In:The Tenth Annual Conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis , 2016, Maynooth, Ireland Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2016

Psychological Society of Ireland: Division of Behaviour Analysis , The Ninth Annual Conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis , April 17th,18th 2015, In:The Ninth Annual Conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis , 2015, Galway, Ireland Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2015

Psychological Society of Ireland: Division of Behaviour Analysis, BCBA Supervisor Post Certification Training , Nov 28th 2015, In:BCBA Supervisor Post Certification Training , 2015, PSI Offices Grantham St Dublin Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2015

Maeve Bracken, Applied Behaviour Analysis and Children with ASD, Wexford, Sept , 2015, Cottage Autism Network Invited Talk, 2015

Psychological Society of Ireland: Division of Behaviour Analysis, BCBA Supervisor Post Certification Training, Dec 6th 2014, In:BCBA Supervisor Post Certification Training , 2014, PSI Offices Grantham St Dublin Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2014

Psychological Society of Ireland: Division of behaviour Analysis, The Eighth Annual Conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis , April 4th + 5th 2014, In:The Eighth Annual Conference of the Division of Behaviour Analysis , 2014, Athlone, Ireland Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2014

Maeve Bracken, A Behavioural View Of Sleep Through The Lifespan: Professor Neville Blampied, July 29th 2014, In:A Behavioural View Of Sleep Through The Lifespan, 2014, Trinity College Dublin Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2014

Psychological Society of Ireland: Division of Behaviour Analysis, Ethics & Supervision for BCBAs, Nov 15th, 16th 2013, In:Ethics & Supervision for BCBAs, 2013, Trinity College Dublin Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2013

Research Expertise

Projects

  • Title
    • Effect of reward and loss on P3 amplitude
  • Summary
    • The purpose of this study was to see how a person's brain processes consequences, such as monetary reward or loss. It was expected that the degree of brain activity would be greatest when individuals receive both monetary gain for correct responses AND monetary loss for incorrect responses. Lesser activity is expected when only monetary gain or loss is used and the least amount of activity when responses have no monetary consequences. The aim of this study was to see which combination of consequences (gain AND loss, only gain, only loss) results in greatest brain activity.
  • Funding Agency
    • Start-up Lecturers Fund
  • Date From
    • Sept 2009
  • Date To
    • Sept 2010

Keywords

Autism; Behavior Modification; Behavioral/Experimental Psychology; Behaviour; Child centred researchquestions, study design, data analysis; Children, health and disability; Educational disadvantage in children; Special Education

Recognition

Memberships

Graduate Member of the Psychological Society of Ireland. Member of the PSI Division of Applied Behaviour Analysis 2008 – current

Association of Professional Behavior Analysts 2012

Association of Behavior Analysis International 2008