Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

Edmund J. Fantino

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University of California, San Diego


Edmund Fantino was professor of psychology at the University of California, San Diego. He published his first paper in JEAB in 1967, and went on to publish more than 70 papers in that journal. His research was focused on both animal and human choice and decision-making, and his empirical and theoretical contributions have been considerable. He published many analyses of the base-rate error, and his theory of choice (the delay-reduction hypothesis) was published in 1971 and is still the subject of extensive research. He was the author, with Cheryl A. Logan, of The Experimental Analysis of Behavior: A Biological Perspective, which was extensively used as a teaching text. Many of his students have become important contributors to our science.




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