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Eric Billington

Assistant Professor
Applied Behavior Analysis
(573) 651-2132

Office:  Scully 409B


  • Ph.D., Psychology, University of Tennessee
  • B.S., Psychology, Arkansas State University


  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral, Behavior Analyst Certification Board
  • Licensed Behavior Analyst, State of Missouri, Division of Professional Registration

Courses Taught

  • Basic Principles in ABA
  • Intensive Practicum in ABA I


  • Billington, E. J., & Skinner, C. H. (2006). Reducing perceptions of time required to complete math assignments by adding problems to assignments: A meta-analysis of the additive interspersal procedure. Journal of Behavioral Education, 15, 183-190.
  • Malone, J. C., Armento, M. E. A., Nemeth, R. M., Billington, E. J., Carpenter, C. N., & Andrews, K. B. (2004). Adaptation level effects in discrimination of flicker frequency. Behavioural Processes, 65, 95-109.
  • Billington, E. J., Skinner, C. H., Hutchins, H., & Malone, J. C. (2004). Varying problem effort and choice: Using the interspersal technique to influence choice towards more effortful assignments. Journal of Behavioral Education, 13, 193-207.
  • Billington, E. J., Skinner, C. H., & Cruchon, N. M. (2004). Improving sixth-grade students perceptions of high-effort assignments by assigning more work: Interaction of additive interspersal and assignment effort on assignment choice. Journal of School Psychology, 42, 477-490.
  • Lawler, K. A., Younger, J., Piferi, R. L., Billington, E. J., Jobe, R. L., Edmonson, K., Jones, W. H. (2003). A change of heart: Cardiovascular correlates of forgiveness in response to interpersonal conflict. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 26, 373-393.
  • Billington, E. J. & Ditommaso, N. M. (2003). Demonstrations and applications of the matching law in education. Journal of Behavioral Education, 12, 91-104.
  • Billington, E. J. & Skinner, C. H. (2002). Getting students to choose to do more work: Evidence of the effectiveness of the interspersal technique. Journal of Behavioral Education, 11, 105-116.

Selected Presentations

  • Billington, E. J. (2016). Moving Through Crisis. What the Matching Law Can Teach Us About a Meaningful Day and Crisis Behavior. Conference for the Tennessee National Association of the Dually Diagnosed. Nashville, TN
  • Billington, E.J. & Thompson, K. (2010). Applied Behavior Analysis and Learning to Work With Insurance. Endicott College Institute for Behavioral Studies Insurance Seminar. Danvers, MA (Invited Speaker).
  • Billington, E.J. (2010). ABAI Practice Board: Autism Insurance Summit. Conference for the Association of Behavior Analysis, San Antonio, TX. (Panel Discussant and Invited Speaker).
  • Billington, E.J., Salter, M.L., & Young, T. (2009). Navigating Managed Care: A Panel Discussion with AmeriChoice. Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Billington, E.J. (2009). Meeting Pavlov’s Dog: Something You’ve Never Thought to Ask Your Behavior Analyst. Tennessee Conference for the National Association of the Dually Diagnosed, Nashville, TN.


Scully 404
Department of Psychology
One University Plaza, MS 5700
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701