Named 2004 Psychology Distinguished Alumnus by Ohio State University.
Received Comparative Cognition Society Research Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Study of Cognitive Processes in Animals (2010).
Riley, D. A. (1958) The Nature of the effective stimulus in animal discrimination learning: Transposition reconsidered. Psychological Review, 65, 1-7.
Riley, D. A., Goggin, J. P., and Wright, D. C. (1963) Training level and cue-separation as determiners of of transposition and retention in rats. J. comp. physiol. Psychol. 56, 1044-1049.
Riley, D. A. (1968) Discrimination Learning. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
Singer, B., Zentall, T., and Riley, D. A. (1969) Stimulus generalization and the easy-to-hard effect. J. comp. physiol., Psychol. 69, 528-535.
Riley, D. A. and Leith, C. R. (1976) Multidimensional psychophysics and selective attention in animals. Psychological Bulletin, 83, 138-160.
Cook, R. G., Brown, M. F. and Riley, D. A. (1985) Flexible memory processing in rats: Use of prospective and retrospective information in the radial maze. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 11, 453-469.
Langley, C. M., Riley, D. A., Bond, A. B., and Goel, N. (1996) Visual search for natural grains in pigoens (Columba livia): Search images and selective attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes. 22, 139-151.
Zentall, T. R. and Riley, D. A. (2000) Selective attention in animal discrimination learning. J. Gen. Psychol. 127, 45-66.
Donald A. Riley