Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Verbatim: John Staddon's error

John Staddon, PhD (James B Duke Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Professor of Biology and Neurobiology at Duke University), has a lot of published work in the area of the experimental analysis of behaviour (none of which I'm familiar with). As with every other Verbatim, providing a quote from Dr Staddon does not mean that I generally agree with his views--though in the case of this particular quote, it seems we both made the same error.

This shortest Verbatim in the short history of Verbatim is from a 2004 commentary Dr Staddon wrote in response to a review of one of his books:

I thought behavior analysis was science, not religion, but maybe I was wrong.


Staddon, J.E.R. (2004). The old behaviorism: A response to William Baum's review of The New Behaviorism. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 82, 79-83.