Prof. Daniel J. Bernstein

Daniel J. Bernstein

Professor of Psychology
Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence
University of Kansas (USA)

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List of publications (pdf)

Education: A.B. in Psychology at Stanford University; Ph.D. in Social and Experimental Psychology at University of California, San Diego.

Research interests: Cognitive psychology; Behavioristic psychology; Human motivation and learning; Measurement of generalization of learning; Uses of technology and web-based activities to promote understanding: use of in-class interactive systems and interactive assignments to assess learning, use of simulations for teaching and measurement of understanding.

Present positions: Advisory Board, Journal of Cognitive Affective Learning (JCAL)

Awards and acknowledgments: Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award from the University of Nebraska, 2002 ● 1998 Fellow, Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 1998

Web resources on Professor Bernstein: Interview with Professor Bernstein on April 12, 2006 (


(2008) Daniel J. Bernstein. Peer review and evaluation of the intellectual work of teaching. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, vol. 40, No. 2 (March-April), Pp. 48-51 (

(2002) Bernstein, D. Representing the intellectual work in teaching through peer-reviewed course portfolios. In S. Davis & W. Buskist, (Eds.), The teaching of psychology: Essays in honor of Wilbert J. McKeachie and Charles L. Brewer (215-229). Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (

(1990) Bernstein, D. J., & Michael, R. L. The utility of verbal and behavioral assessments of value. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 54, 173-184 (

(1990) Bernstein, D. J. Of carrots and sticks: A review of Deci and Ryan's Intrinsic Motivation and Self-Determination in Human Behavior. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 54, 323-332 (

(1990)   Navarick, D. J., Bernstein, D. J., & Fantino, E. The experimental analysis of human behavior. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 54, 159-162 (

(1988) Daniel J. Bernstein. Laboratory lore and research practices in the experimental analysis of human behavior: Designing session logistics—how long, how often, how many?The Behavior Analyst, 11(1): 51–58 (

(1987) Daniel J. Bernstein. A volume in honor of Kenneth MacCorquodale: A review of Analysis and Integration of Behavioral Units (Book review). The Behavior Analyst, 1987, 10, 89-94 (

(1978) Daniel J. Bernstein and Ebbe B. Ebbesen, Reinforcement and substitution in humans: a multiple-response analysis, Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, November; 30(3): 243-253 (


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