James E. Mazur

James Mazur

Professor 

Ph.D., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 

Email: mazurj1@southernct.edu 

Phone: (203) 392-6876 

 
Research Interests: 

Human and animal learning and behavior, classical and operant conditioning, choice learning and decision making, self control and impulsiveness.  
 
Current/Recent Research Projects:

Research on choice behavior with both animals and people, with emphasis on situations in which individuals make less-than-optimal decisions. 

Recent Publications:

Mazur, J. E., & Biondi, D. R. (2013). Pigeons' choices with token stimuli in concurrent variable-interval schedules. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 99, 159-178. doi: 10:1002/jeab.12

Mazur, J. E. (2013). Learning and Behavior (7th edition). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

Mazur, J. E. (2013). Test Item File for Learning and Behavior (7th edition). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

Mazur, J. E., & Kahlbaugh, P. E. (2012). Choice behavior of pigeons (Columba livia), college students, and preschool children (Homo sapiens) in the Monty Hall Dilemma. Journal of Comparative Psychology, May 14, 2012. doi: 10.1037/a0028273 

Mazur, J. E.  (2012).  Effects of pre-trial response requirements on self-control choices by rats and pigeons.  Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 97, 215-230.

Mazur, J. E., & Biondi, D. R.  (2011).  Effects of time between trials on rats' and pigeons' choices with probabilistic delayed reinforcers.  Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 95, 41-56.

Mazur, J. E.  (2010). Distributed versus exclusive preference in discrete-trial choice.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 36, 321-333.

Mazur, J. E.  (2010). Editorial: Translational research in JEAB.  Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 93, 291-292.

Mazur, J. E., & Biondi, D. R.  (2009).  Delay-amount tradeoffs in choices by pigeons and rats:  Hyperbolic versus exponential discounting.  Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 91, 197-211.

Mazur, J. E.  (2008). Effects of reinforcer delay and variability in a successive-encounters procedure.  Learning & Behavior, 36, 301-310.

Mazur, J. E.  (2008).  Editorial: Half a century.  Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 89, 1-3.

Mazur, J. E.  (2007).  Rats' choices between one and two delayed reinforcers.  Learning & Behavior, 35, 169-176.

Mazur, J. E.  (2007).  Choice in a successive-encounters procedure and hyperbolic decay of reinforcement.  Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 88, 73-85.

Mazur, J. E.  (2007).  Species differences between rats and pigeons in choices with probabilistic and delayed reinforcers.  Behavioural Processes, 75, 220-224.