Prof. John C. Malone

John C. Malone

Professor of Psychology
University of Tennessee, Knoxville (USA)

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List of publications (pdf)

Education: Ph.D. in Psychology at Duke University.

Research interests: History of psychology; Radical behaviorism; Learning and control effects; Psychophysics; Discrimination and classification of stimuli.

Present positions: Editorial Board, Behavior & Philosophy ● Editorial Board, Journal of Behavioral Education.

Awards and acknowledgments: David & Kathryn White Undergraduate Teaching Award (2002-2005).

Web resources on Professor Malone: John Malone’s SQAB Tutorial: Radical behaviorism  (1999) (video:


(2009) J.C. Malone., Psychology: Pythagoras to present. MIT Press (table of contents and sample chapters:

(2004) J.C. Malone, Modern molar behaviorism and theoretical behaviorism: Religion and science. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 82, 95-102 (

(2004) J.C. Malone, Pragmatism and radical behaviorism: A response to Leigland. Behavior and Philosophy, 32, 313-315 (

(2003) J.C. Malone, M.E.A. Armento, S.T. Epps, What color is the sky on your planet? A review of Hayes and Ghezzi (Eds), Investigations in behavioral epistemology. Behavior and Philosophy 31, 47-61 (

(2001) J.C. Malone, N.M. Cruchon, Radical behaviorism and the rest of psychology: A review/precis of Skinner's About behaviorism. Behavior and Philosophy 29, 31-56 (

(2001) J.C. Malone, Ontology recapitulates philology: Willard Quine, pragmatism and radical behaviorism. Behavior and Philosophy, 29, 63-74 (

(1982) J.C. Malone, The second offspring of General Process Learning Theory: Overt behavior as the ambassador of the mind. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 1982 September; 38(2): 205–209 (

(1978) J.M. Hinson, J.C. Malone, K.A. McNally, D.W. Rowe, Effects of component length and of the transitions among components in multiple schedules. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 1978 January; 29(1): 3–16 (

(1976) J.C. Malone, Local contrast and Pavlovian induction. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior,1976 November; 26(3): 425–440 (

(1975) J.C. Malone, Stimulus-specific contrast effects during operant discrimination learning. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 1975 November; 24(3): 281–289 (

(1973) J.C. Malone, J.E.R. Staddon, Contrast effects in maintained generalization gradients. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 1973 January; 19(1): 167–179 (

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