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

Course News & Updates

  • PSY 301: Writing assignment 1: Edit the draft comment for brevity, clarity, and accuracy.  You may also fix grammatical and mechanical errors.  The target audience is a Senate staffer who has been asked whether this article demonstrates the effectiveness of the method for producing expressive typed communication by people who cannot otherwise speak.  It should end up being shorter when you are finished.  You may send the result to me as an email attachment. Due Thursday, June 9.
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  • Writing Assignment 2: Write a one-page evaluation of the target article in the same format as the draft used in assigment one (unless you can find another, more appropriate format).  The question is: Does this article clearly demonstrate the ability of the subject to type expressively with assistance?  Your target audience is an prosecutor who has been handed this article as proof of the method, and will probably have only a few minutes to read and understand your arguments. It may even be quoted in court. This is due Monday June 13.  You should send it as an attachement to my email.
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  • Email me for the Psychophysical review document.
  • Test 3 Review
  • Email me for handout on surveys
  • Test 4 Review (complete review in one file)
  • Final Test Review

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



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.