Humboldt State University

Department of Psychology

Christopher Walmsley

Christopher Walmsley
Assistant Professor
BSS #434
Office Hours: 
MWF 2:00-3:00

Dr. Walmsley received his undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of New Hampshire in 2007. During that time, a senior lecturer at UNH, Mark Henn, taught a course on radical behaviorism in contemporary culture and society (the philosophical framework of behavior analysis), which served as a catalyst towards the pursuit of a career in behavior analysis. Dr. Walmsley then went to Western Michigan University in 2009, where he obtained both his M.A. and Ph.D in the behavior analysis program under Dr. Wayne Fuqua.

Dr. Walmsley’s current teaching interests are in the areas of professional and ethical conduct, geared towards practitioners in the area of Applied Behavior Analysis and the unique challenges they face while providing services in a variety of clinical contexts. In addition, Dr. Walmsley is interested in teaching about behavioral gerontology - the intersection of the science of behavior and the unique issues an individual faces as they age.

From his interest in behavioral gerontology, Dr. Walmsley’s current research interests include the refinement of behavioral technologies to assess for and promote adaptive functioning in older adults with neurocognitive loss, and in particular, how to best treat the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.