Department of Psychology

Sarah Richling

Sarah Richling

Sarah Richling


108 Cary Hall


  • 2017, Ph.D., Applied Behavior Analysis, University of Nevada-Reno
  • 2010, M.S., Applied Behavior Analysis, St. Cloud State University
  • 2007, B.A., Psychology/Applied Behavior Analysis, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

About Sarah Richling
Assistant Clinical Professor

Dr. Richling is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology at Auburn University and serves as Director of ABA services and Practica.  Sarah is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (2010).  Her current scholarly interests include criminal recidivism, cultural and social issues, evidence-based practice and continuing education, the empirical evaluation of common clinical practices, scientific system-building, Interbehaviorism, and the philosophical bases of behavioral science. 

Classes Taught

  • PSYC 7910: Practicum in Applied Psychology
  • PSYC 3500: Applied Behavior Analysis

Representative Publications

Google Scholar

Brogan, K. M., Richling, S. M., Rapp, J. T., Thompson, K. R., & Burkhart, B. R. (2018). Activism and advocacy note: Collaborative efforts by the Auburn University Applied Behavior Analysis Program in the treatment of adolescents adjudicated for illegal sexual behavior. Behavior and Social Issues, 27, AA11-AA15.

Richling, S. M., Williams, W. L., & Carr, J. E,. (In press). A comparison of the effects of various mastery criteria on maintenance of acquisition skills.

Richling, S. M., Luke, M. M., Hayes, L. J., & Legaspi, D. N. (2017). Interbehavioral research: A commentary on the investigative and interpretive domains. Conductual, 5, 5-16. 

Richling, S. M., Rapp, J. T., Funk, J. A., D’Agostini, J., Garrido, N., & Moreno, V. (2014). Low publication rate of 2005 conference presentations: Implications for practitioners serving individuals with autism and intellectual disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35, 2744-2750.

Lanovaz, M. J., Rapp, J. T., Long, E. S., Richling, S. M., & Carroll, R. A. (2014). Preliminary effects of conditioned motivating operations on stereotypy. The Psychological Record, 64, 209-216.

Richling, S. M., Rapp, J. T., Carroll, Smith, J. M., & Siewert, B. (2011). Using noncontingent reinforcement to increase compliance with wearing prescription prostheses. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 375-379.



Last Updated: July 21, 2018