Browsing by Duke-affiliated Author "Staddon, John E.R."

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  • Staddon, J. E. R. (Cambridge University Press, 2010)
  • Staddon, John E.R.; (2013-07-02)
    The chief offense of “political correctness” is its unreflective certainty – about which causes to hail or demonize and about the necessity to take sides on every issue. Science has no room for such dogmatism, of course. ...
  • Staddon, John E.R. (International Journal of Psychology, 2006)
    The Darwinian metaphor, to which Skinner was an early contributor, has been a commonplace for several years. Operant learning is seen as an interplay between response emission (variation) and reinforcement (selection). ...
  • Staddon, John E.R. (American Psychological Association, 1998)
    Cognitive behaviorist E. C. Tolman (1932) proposed many years ago that rats and men navigate with the aid of cognitive maps, but his theory was incomplete. Critic E. R. Guthrie (1935) pointed out that Tolman's maps lack a ...
  • Staddon, J. E. R. (2005)
    There are several strategies available to police “stopping” suspects. Most efficient is to stop only members of the group with the highest a priori probability of guilt; least efficient is indiscriminate stopping. An ...
  • Staddon, John (Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, 2009)
    Professor Hocutt and I agree that David Hume first pointed out that “ought”—what should be done—cannot be derived from “is”—what is the case. Hocutt goes on to claim that “ought,” in fact, derives from factual observation ...
  • Staddon, John E.R. (The Atlantic Monthly, 1995-02)
    The litany of social dysfunction is now familiar. The rates of violent crime are higher than they have ever been: Americans kill and maim one another at per-capita rates an order of magnitude higher than other industrialized ...
  • Staddon, John E.R. (1995-02)
    The litany of social dysfunction is now familiar. The rates of violent crime are higher than they have ever been: Americans kill and maim one another at per-capita rates an order of magnitude higher than other industrialized ...
  • Staddon, John (Cambridge University Press, 1999)
    I argue that responsibility and determinism are not antithetical but mutually supportive ideas; that factors affecting responsibility, such as drugs and mental and physiological conditions, may be the occasion for increased ...
  • Staddon, John E.R. (Cambridge University Press, 1999)
    Respon’sible, liable to be called to account or render satisfaction: answerable: capable of dis-charging duty: able to pay.2 The old Chambers’s dictionary gives a behavioristic view of re-sponsibility: in terms of action, ...
  • Staddon, John E.R. (2004-05)
    Winston Churchill in old age was presented by the House of Commons with his portrait, painted by Graham Sutherland, a well-known British artist. When the picture was unveiled in Westminster Hall, Churchill looked at it ...
  • Staddon, John E.R. (Psychonomic Society, 1975)
    The temporal pattern of the terminal response on periodic schedules depends on when responding begins. Pigeons pecking on fixed-interval and fixed-time schedules of food reinforcement responded, or accelerated, faster the ...