Handbook of Operant Behavior
- Available for pre-order. Item will ship after February 22, 2022
This classic edition of The Handbook of Operant Behavior presents seminal work in the field of learning and behavior, foreshadowing a new direction for learning research and raising many still unanswered questions.
Featuring impressive contributions from leading figures across the field, ranging from N. J. Mackintosh, from what was to become the cognitive school, through Morse, Kelleher, Hutchinson and Hineline on the neglected topic of aversive control, Blough and Blough on psychophysics to Philip Teitelbaum on behavioral physiology, the book quickly became a must-read for anyone interested in human and animal learning.
In a newly written introduction, J. E. R. Staddon highlights several issues that deserve more attention: how language is learned, and syntax evolves, how animals choose, and a new paradigm for the study of learning in general. The book will be essential reading for all students and researchers of Learning and Behavior, encouraging researchers to revisit some of the fascinating behavioral questions raised by the original book.
J. E. R. Staddon is James B. Duke Professor of Psychology, and Professor of Biology Emeritus, at Duke University. He has done research at Oxford University (UK), the University of São Paulo, the University of Mexico, the Ruhr Universität, Universität Konstanz and the University of Western Australia. He was profiled in the Wall Street Journal in January 2021 as commentator on the current problems of science.