James J. Jakubow, Ph.D.

Senior Instructor
Ph.D. Graduate Center of the City University of New York '00
Research Areas: Associative Learning, Behavioral Neuroscience & Animal Welfare

Contact Information:
Office: BS-12, Room 225
Telephone: (561) 297-2522
Fax: (561) 297-2160
E-mail: jjakubow@fau.edu


General Research Interests

James Jakubow obtained an M.A. in behavioral pharmacology from Western Michigan University and M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in Learning Processes from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He has worked as a behavior analyst in the areas of developmental disabilities, mental health and foster care. He has also conducted basic research on the neuropharmacology of epilepsy, feeding, and drug tolerance. He has spent, however, the bulk of his research efforts evaluating mathematical models of associative learning in animals. He has taught on the Honors College campus as well as the Boca Raton, MacArthur and Port St. Lucie campuses of Florida Atlantic University since 1998. He also serves as an instructor and Dean of Research for the American College of Applied Science. He currently sits on the editorial board of the online journal, PsycCritiques.


Representative Publications

Jakubow, J. J. (2008, August 27). Motoring Our Behavior [Review of the book A Theory of the Basal Ganglia and Their Disorders]. PsycCRITIQUES Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 53 (No. 35), Article 8. Retrieved [9/2/09], from the PsycCRITIQUES database.

Jakubow, J. J. (2008, January 23). Do Behavioral Researchers Need One Diploma in Mathematics and Another in Psychology? [Review of the book Data Analytic Techniques for Dynamical Systems]. PsycCRITIQUES Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 53 (No. 4), Article 10. Retrieved [1/27/08], from the PsycCRITIQUES database.

Wolgin, D. L., & Jakubow, J. J. (2004). Tolerance to amphetamine hypophagia: A real-time depiction of learning to suppress stereotyped movements in the rat. Behavioral Neuroscience, 118, 470-478.

Jakubow, J. J., Brown, B. L., & Hemmes, N. S. (2004). The Cover-Stimulus Effect: Role of Similarity in Durations of the CS and Cover Cues. Psychological Record, 54, 293-317.

Wolgin, D. L., & Jakubow, J. J. (2003). Tolerance to amphetamine hypophagia: A microstructural analysis of licking behavior in the rat. Behavioral Neuroscience, 117, 95-104.

Hemmes, N. S., Brown, B. L., Jakubow, J. J., & Cabeza de Vaca, S. (1997). Determinants of response recovery in extinction following response elimination. Learning and Motivation, 28, 542-557.

Simansky, K. J., Jakubow, J., Sisk, F. C., Vaidya, A. H., & Eberle-Wang, K. (1992). Peripheral serotonin is an incomplete signal for eliciting satiety in sham-feeding rats. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 43, 847-854.

Jakubow, J., Schlinger, H., & Poling, A. (1989). Pentylenetetrazol-induced seizures in pigeons and the effects of ethosuximide thereon. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 33, 11-15.

Renfrey, G., Schlinger, H., Jakubow, J., & Poling, A. (1989). Effects of phenytoin and phenobarbital on schedule-controlled responding and seizure activity in the amygdala-kindled rat. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, 248, 967-973.