Eastern Michigan University
College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology Department
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James T. Todd

Professor

301A Science Complex

734.487.0376

jtodd@emich.edu

Education

Ph.D., University of Kansas, May, 1990

M.A., University of Kansas, May, 1986

B.A., University of Kansas, May, 1981

Interests and Expertise

Basic research interests: Experimental analysis of human and nonhuman behavior, especially the developmental analysis of the behavioral and physiological bases of schedule-induced responding. Also includes: addictive behaviors, social status relationships in laboratory animals, and the experimental analysis of covert behavior.

Applied interests: Use of behavior modification to increase independent living skills of persons with severe multiple handicaps. Application of findings in extinction-induced and schedule-induced behavior to the intervention of aggression, tantrums, and similar behaviors in humans. Technical and electronic interventions for persons with handicaps.

Theoretical interests: History and philosophy of radical behaviorism, the analysis of private events, and the comparative analysis of scientific systems.

I am the Secretary/Treasurer of the Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan (BAAM). Additionally, I do some work with computer based control and data collection for behavioral experiments.

Selected Publications

Books
Todd, J. T., & Morris, E. K. (Eds.). (1995). Modern perspectives on B. F. Skinner and radical behaviorism. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Todd, J. T., & Morris, E. K. (Eds.). (1994). Modern perspectives on John B. Watson and classical behaviorism. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Chapters
Morris, E. K. & Todd, J. T. (1998). Watsonian behaviorism. In W. O. Donohue & R. Kitchener (Eds.), Handbook of Behaviorism. New York: Academic Press.

Todd, J. T. (1996). A history of division 25 (experimental analysis of behavior). In D.A. Dewsbury (Ed.), Unification through division: Histories of the American Psychological Association. (pp. 157-193) Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Todd, J.T. (1994). What psychology has to say about John B. Watson: Classical behaviorism in psychology textbooks, 1920-1989. In In J.T. Todd & E.K. Morris (Eds.). Modern perspectives on John B. Watson and classical behaviorism. (pp. 75-107). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Articles
Todd, J. T., & Pietrowski, J. L. (in press). Schedule-induced behavior. In M. Hersen & J. Rosqvist (Eds.), In Encyclopedia of Behavior Modification and Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Applications, Vol. I: Adult Clinical Applications. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Drayton, A. K., & Todd, J. T. (in press). O. Ivar Lovaas. In M. Hersen & J. Rosqvist (Eds.), In Encyclopedia of Behavior Modification and Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Applications, Vol. I: Adult Clinical Applications. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Todd, J. T., & Sandor, K. J. (in press). B. F. Skinner. In M. Hersen & J. Rosqvist (Eds.), In Encyclopedia of Behavior Modification and Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Applications, Vol. I: Adult Clinical Applications. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Todd, J. T. (in press). John B. Watson. In M. Hersen & J. Rosqvist (Eds.), In Encyclopedia of Behavior Modification and Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Applications, Vol. I: Adult Clinical Applications. Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA.

Todd, J. T. (2003). John B. Watson; Pioneer Lifespan Developmental Psychologist. In P. Fass (Ed.), In Encyclopedia of the History of Childhood. New York: MacMillan

Todd, J. T. (2000). Biography of Albert Weiss. Oxford Companion to Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Todd, J.T., Cunningham, L.A., Janes, A. A., Mendelson, J., & Morris, E.K. (1997). The generation and maintenance of schedule-induced polydipsia in normal male rats without weight reduction. Physiology and Behavior, 62, 1385-1390.

Todd, J.T. (1994). What psychology has to say about John B. Watson: Classical behaviorism in psychology textbooks, 1920-1989. In In J.T. Todd & E.K. Morris (Eds.). Modern perspectives on John B. Watson and classical behaviorism. (pp. 75-107). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Todd, J.T. & Morris, E.K. (1993). Change and be ready to change again. American Psychologist, 48, 1158-1159.

Todd, J.T. & Morris, E.K. (1992). Case histories in the great power of steady misrepresentation. American Psychologist, 47, 1441-1453.

Todd, J.T., Morris, E.K., & Fenza, K.M. (1989). The temporal organization of extinction-induced responding in preschool children. Psychological Record, 39, 117-130.

Todd, J.T. (1987). The great power of steady misrepresentation: Behaviorism's presumed denial of instinct. Behavior Analyst, 10, 117-118.

Todd, J.T. (1987). "Learning by instinct": Comment. Scientific American, 256(4), 4.

Todd, J. T. & Morris, E. K. (1983). Misconception and miseducation: Presentations of radical behaviorism in psychology textbooks. Behavior Analyst, 6, 153-160.

Courses Taught

PSY 304 Psychology of Learning

PSY 620 Psychology of Learning

PSY 705 Clinical Ecological

 

see also www.baam.org

The Psychology Department is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344