THEORY OF BEHAVIORAL POWER FUNCTIONS
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Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1037//0033-295X.85.4.305
Publication InfoStaddon, John ER (1978). THEORY OF BEHAVIORAL POWER FUNCTIONS. PSYCHOLOGICAL REVIEW, 85(4). pp. 305-320. 10.1037//0033-295X.85.4.305. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/6003.
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James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Neuroscience
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