Edmund Fantino

Distinguished Professor

In Memoriam/ Reseach Lab Still Active

Dr. Fantino's research interests lie in the field of learning and motivation, especially choice, conditioned reinforcement, and sources of multiple stimulus control in humans and in pigeons. Currently he is interested in human reasoning, especially illogical thinking, problem-solving, and in human observing, including the conditions under which information reinforces human behavior. A second major interest involves operant analogues to foraging behavior, including assessment of behavioral ecology theories with operant choice technology and optimal choice in humans and pigeons. He also investigates factors influencing judgments of guilt and innocence.

  • The Sharing Game: Fairness in resource allocation as a function of incentive, gender, and recipient type.Judgment and Decision Making, 2007, 2, 204-216. (Kennelly, A., & Fantino, E.).
  • The sunk-time effect: An exploration.  Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 2009, 22, 252-270. (Navarro, A.& Fantino, E.).
  • Revisiting the role of bad news in maintaining human observing behavior.  Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 2010, 93, 157-170.  (Fantino, E., & Silberberg, A.).
  • Optimal and non-optimal behavior across species.  Comparative Cognition & Behavior Reviews, 2012, 7, 44-54. (Fantino, E.).
  • The logic and illogic of human reasoning.  In APA Handbook of Behavior Analysis, (Gregory J. Madden, Ed.), Vol.1 (Experimental Analysis of Behavior), pp. 439-461.Washington, D.C.:  American Psychological Association, 2013. (Fantino, E., & Stolarz-Fantino, S.)

Updated Jan 2015