John E. R. Staddon

John E. R. Staddon

James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Neuroscience

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Harvard University 1964

Overview

Until my retirement in 2007, my laboratory did experimental research on learning and adaptive behavior, mostly with animals: pigeons, rats, fish, parakeets.  We were particularly interested in timing and memory, feeding regulation, habituation and the ways in which pigeons and rats adapt to reward schedules. The aim  is to arrive at simple models for learning that can help to identify the underlying neural mechanisms. I continue to do theoretical and historical work on the power law in psychophysics, operant learning, timing and memory, habituation and feeding regulation.  I have applied some of these ideas to economics and financial markets and social issues such as traffic control (Distracting Miss Daisy, The Atlantic, 2008and smoking (Unlucky Strike, Private Health and the Science, Law and Politics of Smoking, with David Hockney, UBP, 2013).  A second edition of Adaptive Behavior and Learning (Cambridge UP) was published in 2016. Most recently I have Scientific Method: How Science Works, Fails to Work, and Pretends to Work. to be published by Routledge in December.

DELIUS, JD, AMELING, M, LEA, SEG, and STADDON, JER. "REINFORCEMENT CONCORDANCE INDUCES AND MAINTAINS STIMULUS ASSOCIATIONS IN PIGEONS." PSYCHOLOGICAL RECORD 45.2 (1995): 283-297. Full Text

STADDON, JER. "AAUP AND POLITICS." ACADEME-BULLETIN OF THE AAUP 81.6 (1995): 5-5.

MANABE, K, KAWASHIMA, T, and STADDON, JER. "DIFFERENTIAL LOCALIZATION IN BUDGERIGARS - TOWARDS AN EXPERIMENTAL-ANALYSIS OF NAMING." JOURNAL OF THE EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF BEHAVIOR 63.1 (January 1995): 111-126. Full Text

Staddon, JE, Davis, DG, Machado, A, and Palmer, RG. "Cumulative effects model: a response to Williams (1994)." Psychological review 101.4 (October 1994): 708-710. Full Text

STADDON, JER, DAVIS, DGS, MACHADO, A, and PALMER, RG. "CUMULATIVE EFFECTS MODEL - RESPONSE." PSYCHOLOGICAL REVIEW 101.4 (October 1994): 708-710.

INNIS, NK, MITCHELL, SK, and STADDON, JER. "TEMPORAL CONTROL ON INTERVAL SCHEDULES - WHAT DETERMINES THE POSTREINFORCEMENT PAUSE." JOURNAL OF THE EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF BEHAVIOR 60.2 (September 1993): 293-311. Full Text

STADDON, JER. "THE CONVENTIONAL WISDOM OF BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS - RESPONSE TO COMMENTS." JOURNAL OF THE EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF BEHAVIOR 60.2 (September 1993): 489-494. Full Text

STADDON, JER. "THE CONVENTIONAL WISDOM OF BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS." JOURNAL OF THE EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF BEHAVIOR 60.2 (September 1993): 439-447. Full Text

HIGA, JJ, THAW, JM, and STADDON, JER. "PIGEONS WAIT-TIME RESPONSES TO TRANSITIONS IN INTERFOOD-INTERVAL DURATION - ANOTHER LOOK AT CYCLIC SCHEDULE PERFORMANCE." JOURNAL OF THE EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF BEHAVIOR 59.3 (May 1993): 529-541. Full Text

Davis, DG, Staddon, JE, Machado, A, and Palmer, RG. "The process of recurrent choice." Psychol Rev 100.2 (April 1993): 320-341.

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