Peer-Reviewed Publications  

Kestner, K. M., Diaz-Salvat, C. C., St. Peter, C. C., & Peterson, S. M. (2018). Assessing the repeatability of resurgence in humans: Implications for the use of within-subject designs. Journal of Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 110, 545–552. https://doi.org/10.1002/jeab.477 [[View here]]

Kestner, K. M., Peterson, S. M., Eldridge, R. R., & Peterson, L. D. (2018). Considerations of baseline classroom conditions in conducting functional behavior assessments in school settings. Behavior Analysis in Practice. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40617-018-0269-1 [[View here]]

Kestner, K. M., Romano, L. M., St. Peter, C. C., & Mesches (2018). Resurgence following response cost in a human-operant procedure. The Psychological Record, 68, 8187.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s40732-018-0270-7

Kestner, K. M. (2017). More Language Arts, math, and science for students with severe disabilities by D. M. Browder & F. Spooner (review). Education and Treatment of Children, 40(3). 419–424.

Kestner, K. M., Peterson, S. M., & Wacker, D. P. (2017). Introduction to the special section on resurgence. Education and Treatment of Children, 40, 1–6.

Peterson, S. M., Frieder, J. E., Quigley, S. P., Kestner, K., Smith, S. L., Dayton, E., Brower-Breitwieser, C, & Goyal, M. (2017). Concurrent schedules of reinforcement as “challenges” to maintenance. Education and Treatment of Children, 40, 57–76.

Kestner, K. M., & Peterson, S. M. (2017). A review of resurgence in humans. Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice, 17, 1–17.

Newhouse-Oisten, M., Kestner, K. M., & Frieder, J. (2016). An Evaluation of Modified Exposure Therapy for a Child Diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified. Behavior Analysis Research and Practice, 16, 147–155. 

Kestner, K. M., Redner, R., Watkins, E., & Poling, A. (2015). The effects of punishment on resurgence in laboratory rats. The Psychological Record, 65, 315–321.

Esch, J. W., Mahoney, A. M., Kestner, K. M., LaLonde, K. B., & Esch, B. E. (2013). Echoic and self-echoic responses in children. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 29, 117–123.

Weeden, M., Porter, L. K., Durgin, A., Redner, R. N., Kestner, K. M., Costello, M., Cleary, K., Edwards, T. L., Hayes, S. M., & Poling, A. (2010). Reporting of medication information in applied studies of people with autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5, 108–111.

Normand, M. P., Kestner, K. M., & Jessel, J. (2010). An analysis of treatment failure with the high-p instruction sequence. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 735–738.

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

Kestner, K. M., & St. Peter, C. C. (2018). Functional analysis and challenging behavior. In Dr. Cheryl McNeil, Ms. Lauren Quetsch (Eds.) Handbook of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Children on the Autism Spectrum. Springer.

Peterson, S. M., Morris, C., Kestner, K. M., Quigley, S, Aljadeff-Abergel, E., & Goetz, D. B. (2018). Applied behavior analysis: Foundations and applications. In C. McNeil, L. Quetsch, & C. M. Anderson (Eds.) Handbook of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Children on the Autism Spectrum. Springer.

St. Peter, C. C., Pence, S. T., Kestner, K. M. (2017). Consultation practices: Multidisciplinary settings. In Applied Behavior Analysis: Advanced Guidebook.

Conference Presentations

Kestner, K. M., McPhail, C., Owsiany, J, M., & Finch, K. R. (2019, September). Determinants of Choice in a Concurrent-Operants Arrangement. In Kolb, R. (Chair). SYMPOSIUM—Concurrent-Operant Choice in Behavior Analysis: Translating Findings from Basic Research to Promote Healthy Change. Paper presented at ABAI International Conference: Stockholm, Sweden.

Finch, K. R., Kolb, R., & Kestner, K. M. (2019, September). The State of the Literature: Concurrent-Operant Arrangements as Behavioral Interventions. In Kolb, R. (Chair). SYMPOSIUM—Concurrent-Operant Choice in Behavior Analysis: Translating Findings from Basic Research to Promote Healthy Change. Paper presented at ABAI International Conference: Stockholm, Sweden.

Owsiany, J. N., Kestner, K. M., & Finch, K. R. (2019, September). Promoting Healthy Choices: Using Technology and Contingency Management for Physical Activity. In Kolb, R. (Chair). SYMPOSIUM—Concurrent-Operant Choice in Behavior Analysis: Translating Findings from Basic Research to Promote Healthy Change. Paper presented at ABAI International Conference: Stockholm, Sweden.

Peterson, S. M., Kestner, K. M., Eldridge, R. R., & Peterson, L. D. (2019, September). Considerations of Baseline Classroom Conditions in Conducting Functional Behavior Assessments in School Settings. In Dutt, A. (Chair). SYMPOSIUM— Evaluating Training Needs of Educators for Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavioral Interventions. Paper presented at ABAI International Conference: Stockholm, Sweden.

Owsiany, J. M., & Kestner, K. M. (2019, May).Effectiveness of Contingency Management to Promote Physical Activity in Adults. In Kestner, K. M.(Chair). SYMPOSIUM—Get Up and Move!: Fusing Behavior Analysis and Technology to Increase Physical Activity. Paper presented at ABAI Annual Conference: Chicago, IL.

Kestner K. M., St. Peter, C. C., & Stephens, C. (2018, May). Outcomes of Fluency-Based Practice: Using Say All Fast a Minute Every Day Shuffled (SAFMEDS) With College Students. In Bulla, A. (Chair). SYMPOSIUM—Instructional Strategies to Promote Active and Meaningful Learning in Higher Education. Paper presented at ABAI Annual Conference: San Diego, CA.

Kestner K. M. (2016, May). Promoting Effective Communication with Students with Emotional Behavior Disorders and Behavior Disorders in Schools. Symposium Discussant at ABAI Annual Conference: Chicago, IL.

Kestner K. M., & Peterson, S. M. (2016, May). The Effects of Phase 2 Manipulations on Resurgence. In Nighbor T. N. (Chair). SYMPOSIUM—From the Lab to Practice: Variations on the Resurgence Procedures and Their Implications. Paper presented at ABAI Annual Conference: Chicago, IL.

Kestner K. M., & Peterson, S. M. (2015, October). The Effects of Varied Reinforcement Schedule Parameters on Resurgence. In Dickinson, C. A. (Chair). SYMPOSIUM—Behavioral Resurgence: Transnational Research and Application. Paper presented at The Berkshire Association For Behavior Analysis And Therapy: Amherst, MA.

Kestner, K. M., Peterson, S. M., & St. Peter, C. C. (2015, May). The effects of reinforcement schedule density for alternative behavior on resurgence. In Foreman, A. (Chair), Experimental arrangements and reinforcer variables affecting resurgence. Paper presented at ABAI Annual Conference: San Antonio, TX.

Kestner, K. M., & Peterson, S. M. (2015, February). The effects of differential schedule density on reemergence of a previously reinforced response. Paper presented at Western Michigan University Research Day 2015: Kalamazoo, MI.

Kestner, K. M., Peterson, S. M., Lalonde, K. B., Quigley, S. P., & Fodrocy, S. J. (2013, May). Concurrent schedules of reinforcement and manipulation of break quality: Effects on communication, compliance, and problem behavior. In Cooper-Brown, L. J. (Chair), Evaluation and treatment of problem behavior using quality of reinforcement variations. Paper presented at ABAI Annual Conference: Minneapolis, MN.

Kestner, K. M., Peterson, S. M., Quigley, S., & Ryland, L. (2013, February). Applied behavior analysis:  What is it, how does it work, and how to become board certified? Paper presented at Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards Conference: Lansing, MI.

Kestner, K. M., Peterson, S. M., Quigley, S. P., & Lalonde, K. B., (2013, February). Concurrent schedules of reinforcement and manipulation of break quality: Effects on problem behavior, mands, and compliance. Paper presented at Western Michigan University Research Day 2013: Kalamazoo, MI.  

Peterson, S. M., Kestner, K. M., & Davis, C. A. (2012, February). Considerations in performing functional analyses in school settings. Paper presented at Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan, Ypsilanti, MI.

Kestner, K. M., Redner, R., Steele, J., & Poling, A. D. (2012, May). Reducing unwanted resurgence: A translational approach. In Kestner, K. M. (Chair), Translational research: Toward clinical applications through experimental analyses of behavior. Paper presented at ABAI Annual Conference: Seattle, WA.

Redner, R., Kestner, K. M., & Poling, A. D. (2012, May). Punishment-induced resurgence. In Kestner, K. M. (Chair), Translational research: Toward clinical applications through experimental analyses of behavior. Paper presented at ABAI Annual Conference: Seattle, WA.

Poster Presentations

FInch, K. R., Kestner, K. M., Owsiany, J. M. (2019, May). Investigating the Effects of Choice on Human Behavior. Poster Presented at ABAI Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Ozga-Hess, J. E., Oliver, A., Katz, B., & Kestner, K. (2018, Oct). Reinforcer Quality and Resurgence. Poster presented at Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis, Annual Convention, Chatanooga, TN.

Diaz-Salvat, C., St. Peter, C. C., & Kestner, K. M. (2017, May). Effects of Treatment-Phase Durations on Subsequent Resurgence. Poster Presented at ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Diaz-Salvat, C., St. Peter, C. C., & Kestner, K. M. (2016, Oct) Effects of Varied Alternative-Reinforcement Durations on Subsequent Resurgence. Poster presented at Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis, Annual Convention, Winston-Salem, NC.

Newhouse, M., Kestner, K. M., & Frieder, J. E. (2013, May). Effects of exposure therapy for a child diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder and pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified. Poster presented at ABAI Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN. Poser re-presented at Michigan Autism Conference, Kalamazoo, MI.

Aljadeff-Abergel, Elian, Kestner, K. M., & Schenk, Y. (2012, August). Making recycling clear and easy: The effects of prompts and response effort interventions. Poster presented at ABAI Behavior Change for a Sustainable World, Columbus, OH.

Mahoney, A. M., Esch, J, W., Esch, B. E., Kestner, K. M., & La Londe, K. (2011, May). A description of echoic and self-echoic responses in preschool children. Poster Presented at ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Bennett, J. A., Kestner, K. M., & Pietras, C. J. (2011, May). A response-bout analysis of rat lever-press responding for milk reinforcers: Implications for elucidating mechanisms of drug action. Poster Presented at ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Kestner, K. M., Brott, N. M., Whalmsley, C., & Fuqua, R. W. (2011, May). The statement of contingency specifying rules preceding functional analysis test conditions. Poster Presented at ABAI Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

Kestner, K. M., Normand, M. P., & Jessel, J. (2010, February). Functional analysis and treatment of escape maintained noncompliance. Poster presented at California Association for Behavior Analysis, Western Regional Conference, Irvine, CA.

Kestner, K. M., Normand, M. P., & Jessel, J. (2009, May) An analysis of treatment failure with the high-p instruction sequence. Poster presented at ABAI Annual Convention, Phoenix, AZ.

Kestner, K. M., Jessel, J., & Normand, M. P. (2008). An Evaluation of the high-p instruction sequence with and without extinction on noncompliant behavior of children. Poster presented at the Pacific Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference, Stockton, CA.