Lab Members

Mackenzie Baranski, Graduate Student

Mackenzie Baranski is a second-year graduate student in the Psychological Science Department. Mackenzie earned her B.A. in Psychology at Oakland University in 2021. 


Research

Mackenzie has interests in Behavior Analysis and Clinical Psychology. Her Master's thesis project uses rats to evaluate the behavioral effects of psychoactive drugs during tests of self-control. ResearchGate


Mackenzie is currently a grant-funded Research Assistant in our laboratory's Northern Center for Learning and Health. 


Most Recent Poster

Baranski, M., Silverman, K., Arellano, M., Novak, M.D., Holtyn, A.F., & Toegel, F. (2023, October 6-7). 

      Employment outcomes of abstinence-contingent wage supplements for adults experiencing homelessness and 

      alcohol use disorder [Poster presentation]. Wisconsin Association of Behavior Analysis Annual 

      Conference, Milwaukee, WI, United States.


Teaching

Mackenzie has taught laboratory sections in the Psychology undergraduate program for Introduction to Psychological Science and Psychological Research II.

Haillie McDonough, Graduate Student

Haillie McDonough is a first-year graduate student in the Psychological Science Department. Haillie earned her B.S. in Psychology at Grand Valley State University in 2023.


Research

Haillie has research interests in Behavior Analysis. Her Master's thesis project used rats to evaluate the effects of reduced integrity on timeout from positive reinforcement procedures.


Haillie is currently a grant-funded Research Assistant in our laboratory's Northern Center for Learning and Health. 


Most Recent Poster

McDonough, H., Toegel, C., & Toegel, F. (2023, October 6-7). Effects of response-loss interval and target 

       size on the value of timeout from money-loss avoidance [Poster presentation]. Wisconsin Association of 

      Behavior Analysis Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI, United States.


Teaching

Haillie has taught laboratory sections in the Psychology undergraduate program for Introduction to Psychological Science and Psychological Research II.

Logan Zupko, Graduate Student

Logan Zupko is a first-year graduate student in the Psychological Science Department. Logan earned his B.S. in Psychology at Northern Michigan University in 2023.


Research

Logan has research interests in Clinical Psychology and Behavior Analysis. His Master's thesis project will evaluate the effects of various forms of feedback on learning and preference.


Most Recent Poster

Zupko, L., Grear, D., Jones, J., Toegel, F., & Toegel, C. (2023, October 6-7). Effects of performance feedback and 

      learning and preference [Poster presentation]. Wisconsin Association of Behavior Analysis Annual 

      Conference, Milwaukee, WI, United States.


Teaching

Logan is currently a Teaching Assistant. He teaches laboratory sections in the Psychology undergraduate program for Experimental Analysis of Behavior and Psychological Research II.


Clinical

Logan has worked as a Registered Behavior Technician at the NMU BEAR Center, where he provided treatment for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities. 

Addie Bailey

Undergraduate Student, EAB Lab

Taylor Bartley

Undergraduate Student, EAB Lab

Lindsey DeWeerd

Undergraduate Student, EAB Lab

Heron Dyer

Undergraduate Student, EAB Lab

Emily Irwin

Undergraduate Student, EAB Lab

Haley Nyquist

Undergraduate Student, EAB Lab

Cody Salverson

Undergraduate Student, EAB Lab

Mollie Steinbrecher

Undergraduate Student, EAB Lab

Jenna Wealton

Undergraduate Student, EAB Lab

    Not pictured: Carly Cody (Undergraduate, EAB Lab) & Kay Hintze (Undergraduate, EAB and HOP labs)

Lab Fun

Fall 2023 Lab Team

Top Row:  Dr. Cory Toegel, Jen Jones, Logan Zupko, Heron Dyer, Addie Bailey, Mollie Steinbrecher, E. Lesko, Taylor Bartley, Mackenzie Baranski, Dr. Forrest Toegel (and Hallie), Bottom Row: Sev Otto, Darian Grear, Haley Nyquist, Haillie McDonough, Kay Hintze, Not pictured: Cody Salverson, Carly Cody, Lindsey DeWeerd

Summer 2023 Lab Team

Top Row: (Lukas) Mackenzie Baranski, (Fabian) Sev Otto, Heron Dyer, Benn Cherney, Lindsey DeWeerd (Izzy) Bottom Row: Dr. Cory Toegel, Hallon Toegel, Dr. Forrest Toegel Not pictured: Taylor Bartley, Lily Meyers

Winter 2023 Lab Team

Top Row: Jen Jones, Addie Bailey, Kay Hintze, Logan Zupko, Abi Connolly, JD Payne, Cody Salverson, Bottom Row: Dr. Forrest Toegel, Elizabeth Lesko, Mackenzie Baranski, Carson Yahrmarkt, Darian Grear, Hunter Bault, Dr. Cory Toegel, Not pictured: Skylar Hough, Taylor Bartley, Kimberlyn Bartlett

Fall 2022 Lab Team

Top Row: Dr. Cory Toegel, JD Payne, Hunter Bault, Carson Yahrmarkt, Mackenzie Baranski, Jen Jones, Dr. Forrest Toegel. Bottom Row: Skylar Hough, Abi Connolly, Kimberlyn Bartlett

Summer 2022 Lab Team

Carson Yahrmarkt, Abi Connolly, Kimberlyn Bartlett, Dr. Cory Toegel, Dr. Forrest Toegel, Skylar Hough, JD Payne

Fall 2021-Winter 2022 Lab Team

Dr. Forrest Toegel, Dr. Cory Toegel, Carson Yahrmarkt

Where are they now?

Students from our lab have been accepted to a variety of graduate programs. A map of these programs is below.

FORMER GRADUATE STUDENTS

Carson Yahrmarkt

Carson Yahrmart earned his M.S. in Psychology degree in Summer 2023. Carson completed his Master's thesis project in our EAB rat laboratory. His thesis was titled, Control of Pausing in Rich-Lean Transitions by Spatially Localized and Spatially Diffuse Stimuli. Carson moved on the the PhD program in Psychology (Behavior Analysis emphasis) at West Virginia University in Fall 2023.


Publications from our lab:

Toegel, F., Toegel, C., Yahrmarkt, C., & Perone, M. (2023). Rich-lean transitions produced by stimuli associated with accurate and inaccurate responding by pigeons. Behavioural Processes, 207, 104858. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beproc.2023.104858