Department of Psychology

Carole M. Van Camp

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Dr. Carole M. Van Camp, Associate Professor & Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2004
M.A., Louisiana State University, 2000

B.S., Louisiana State University, 1996

Teaching Laboratory Building, Rm 3034
UNCW, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 962-3377 | email me | visit my professional website

Dr. Van Camp conducts research in applied behavior analysis, focusing on assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders, parent training, and physical activity.  She mentors undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. students through her research, teaching, and practice.  Dr. Van Camp teaches courses in behavior analysis at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as undergraduate courses in research methods and science and pseudoscience.  She is also the director of the Severe Behavior Program for the Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health.  Student interested in joining the research lab or getting applied experience at the clinic should visit Dr. Van Camp’s website for more information.

Select Publications

Van Camp, C. M., & Berth, D. (2018). Further evaluation of observational and mechanical measures of physical activity. Behavioral Interventions.

Van Camp, C. M., & Hayes, L. B. (2017). Identifying Beneficial Physical Activity During School Recess: Utility and Feasibility of the Fitbit. Journal of Behavioral Education, 26(4), 394-409.

Hayes, L. B. & Van Camp, C. M. (2015). Increasing physical activity of children during school recess. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 690-695.

Donaldson, J. M., Vollmer, T. R., Yakick, T. M., & VanCamp, C. M.(2013). Effects of a reduced time-out interval oncompliance with the time-out instruction. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 369-378.

Van Camp, C. M., & Hayes, L. B.(2012). Assessing and increasing physical activity. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 871-875.

Van Camp, C. M., Montgomery, J. L., Vollmer, T. R., Kosarek, J. A., Happe, S., Burgos, V., & Manzolillo, A. (2008). Behavioral parent training in child welfare: Maintenance and Booster Training. Research on Social Work Practice, 18, 392-400.

Van Camp, C. M., Vollmer, T. R., Goh, H., Whitehouse, C. M., Reyes, J., & Montgomery, J. L. (2008). Behavioral parent training in child welfare: Evaluations of skills acquisition. Research on Social Work Practice, 18, 377-391.

Van Camp, C. M., Lerman, D. C., Cherry, K. E., & Bielecki, J., (2006). A methodology for evaluating the relation between staff attention and disruptive behavior displayed by nursing home residents with dementia. Clinical Gerontologist, 29, 11-25.

Van Camp, C. M., & Vollmer, T.R. (2001). A systematic evaluation of stimulus preference, response effort, and stimulus control in the treatment of automatically reinforced self-injury. Behavior Therapy, 32, 603-613.

Van Camp, C. M., Lerman, D. C., Kelley, M. E., Contrucci, S. A., & Vorndran, C. M. (2000). Variable-time reinforcement schedules in the treatment of socially maintained problem behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 33, 545-557.

Van Camp, C. M., Lerman, D., Kelley, M., Roane, H., Conctrucci, S., & Vondran, C. (2000). Further analysis of idiosyncratic influences during the assessment and treatment of problem behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 33, 207-221.