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Contact Information



James T. Todd
301A Science Complex
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
734-487-0376 (Main Office Phone)
734-487-6553 (Fax)
james.todd@emich.edu




Course News & Updates



  • PSY 304: Exam 3, Thursday, March 21




Research Interests




  • Behavioral excesses including activity anorexia and schedule-induced polydipsia
  • Animal models of behavioral excesses, especially anorexia and obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • History of psychology, especially the history of learning theory and behavior analysis
  • Applied behavior analysis including treatment for severe multiple handicaps and autism
  • Fads and fallacies in the treatment of developmental disabilities.
  • Single-subject methodology and visual analysis of data
  • Computer control of experimental research




Degrees




B.A.
M.A. 
Ph.D.

University of Kansas (1981): Human Development and Psychology (with honors)
University of Kansas (1986): Human Development
University of Kansas (1990): Developmental and Child Psychology




Representative Works




Todd, J.T. (2004). Watson, John B. In P. Fass (Ed.). Encyclopedia of children and childhood in history and society. (vol. 3). (pp. 881-882). New York: Thomson-Gale/McMillan Reference.

Morris, E.K. & Todd, J.T. (1999). Watsonian behavioism. In W. O'Donohue & R. Kirchener (Eds.). Handbook of behaviorism. (pp. 15-69). San Diego, CA: Academic 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. (1996). Division 25: Experimental Analysis of Behavior. In D. A. Dewsbury (Ed.), Unification through division: Histories of the divisions of the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC: APA Books.

Morris, E.K., Todd, J.T., Midgley, B.D., Schneider, S.M., & Johnson, L.M. (1995). Conclusion: Some historiography of behavior analysis and some behavior analysis of historiography. In J.T. Todd & E.K. Morris (Eds.). Modern perspectives on B.F. Skinner and contemporary behaviorism. (pp. 195-215). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

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

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. (Eds.) (1994). Modern perspectives on John B. Watson and classical behaviorism. 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.

Morris, E.K., Todd, James T., Midgley, B.D., & Schneider, S.M. (1990). The history of behavior analysis: Some historiography and a bibliography. Behavior Analyst, 13, 131-158.

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.

Morris, E.K., Johnson, L.M., Todd, J.T., & Higgins, S.T. (1988). Laboratory lore and research practices in the experimental analysis of human behavior: Subject selection. Behavior Analyst, 11, 43-50.

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.