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    • A dynamic route-finder for the cognitive map. 

      Staddon, John ER (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 Remarkable Book 

      Staddon, John ER (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 itt ...
    • Adaptive Behavior and Learning 

      Staddon, John ER (2010)
    • B. F. Skinner: Mistaken – or Misunderstood? 

      Staddon, John ER (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 coursee. ...
    • Did Skinner Miss the Point about Teaching? 

      Staddon, John ER (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). ...
    • Editorial: choice studies in transition. 

      Jozefowiez, J; McDowell, JJ; Staddon, John ER (J Exp Anal Behav, 2010-09)
    • Fair Profiling 

      Staddon, John ER (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 effficient ...
    • FAITH AND GOODNESS: A REPLY TO HOCUTT 

      Staddon, John ER (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 observatioon ...
    • Faith, Fact, and Behaviorism 

      Staddon, John ER (BEHAVIOR ANALYST, 2013)
    • On Responsibility and Punishment 

      Staddon, John ER (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 industriallized ...
    • On Responsibility and Punishment 

      Staddon, John ER (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 industriallized ...
    • On Responsibility in Science and Law 

      Staddon, John ER (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 increaased ...
    • On Responsibility in Science and Law 

      Staddon, John ER (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 actionn, ...
    • Optimality Analyses of Operant Behavior and their Relation to Optimal Foraging 

      Staddon, John ER (Limits to Action: The Allocation of Individual Behavior, 1980)
    • Probabilistic choice: A simple invariance. 

      Horner, JM; Staddon, John ER (Behav Processes, 1987-08)
      When subjects must choose repeatedly between two or more alternatives, each of which dispenses reward on a probabilistic basis (two-armed bandit ), their behavior is guided by the two possible outcomes, reward and nonrewward. ...
    • Rapid, accurate time estimation in zebrafish (Danio rerio). 

      Cerutti, Daniel T; Jozefowiez, J; Staddon, John ER (Behav Processes, 2013-10)
      Zebrafish were tested in an appetitive Pavlovian delayed conditioning task. After an intertrial interval of k*T s (k=11.25; T=8, 16 or 32 s), a small, translucent vertical pole was illuminated (CS) for T s. Food was pressented ...
    • Rapid, accurate time estimation in zebrafish (Danio rerio). 

      Cerutti, Daniel T; Jozefowiez, J; Staddon, John ER (Behav Processes, 2013-10)
      Zebrafish were tested in an appetitive Pavlovian delayed conditioning task. After an intertrial interval of k*T s (k=11.25; T=8, 16 or 32 s), a small, translucent vertical pole was illuminated (CS) for T s. Food was pressented ...
    • Rapid, accurate time estimation in zebrafish (Danio rerio). 

      Cerutti, Daniel T; Jozefowiez, J; Staddon, John ER (Behav Processes, 2013-10)
      Zebrafish were tested in an appetitive Pavlovian delayed conditioning task. After an intertrial interval of k*T s (k=11.25; T=8, 16 or 32 s), a small, translucent vertical pole was illuminated (CS) for T s. Food was pressented ...
    • Rationality, melioration and law-of-effect models for choice 

      Staddon, John ER (Psychological Science, 1992)
    • Scientific imperialism and behaviorist epistemology 

      Staddon, John ER (BEHAVIOR AND PHILOSOPHY, 2004)