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John E. R. Staddon

James B. Duke Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Neuroscience
Psychology & Neuroscience
Box 90086, Durham, NC 27708-0086
242 Soc/Psych Building, Durham, NC 27708

Research Interests

Recent theoretical work includes papers on operant conditioning, memory, timing and psychobiological aspects of ethical and economic philosophy.  He has written and lectured on public-policy issues such as education and evolution, traffic control, smoking, the philosophy of social science and the effects of social and biological processes on financial markets.  He is the author of more than 200 research papers and six books, including The New Behaviorism: Mind, Mechanism and Society. (Psychology Press, 2001) and Adaptive Dynamics: The Theoretical Analysis of Behavior, (MIT/Bradford, 2001) Adaptive Behavior and Learning (Cambridge University Press, 1983, 2nd edition 2016), The Malign Hand of the Markets (McGraw-Hill, 2012), The Englishman: Memoirs of a psychobiologist.  (University of Buckingham Press, 2016) and Scientific Method: How science works, fails to work or pretends to work. (Taylor and Francis, 2018).