John Garcia ( June 12, 1917 - October 12, 2012) was an American psychologist, most known for his research on taste aversion learning. Garcia studied at the University of California-Berkeley, where he received his A.B., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in 1955 at ...
John Garcia ( June 12, 1917 - October 12, 2012) was an American psychologist, most known for his research on taste aversion learning. Garcia studied at the University of California-Berkeley, where he received his A.B., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in 1955 at the age of 38. He was appointed Professor Emeritus at Los Angeles' University of California, though he at other points has also been an Assistant Professor at California State College, a Lecturer in the Department of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Professor and Chairman of the Psychology Department at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and Professor of Psychology at the University of Utah. A Review of General Psychology survey, published in 2002, ranked Garcia as the 88th most cited psychologist of the 20th century, tied with James J. Gibson, David Rumelhart, Louis Leon Thurstone, Margaret Floy Washburn, and Robert S. Woodworth.
Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Biobehavioural Sciences, University of California at Los Angeles
Psychonomic Society, Society of Experimental Psychologists, 1978
H. Crosby Warren Medal for Outstanding Research in Psychology, Society of Experimental Psychologists, 1978-
AAAS, APA Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, 1979
National Academy of Sciences, 1983
Consulting Editor, Journal of Comparative Psychology
1951 Subcultural variation in authoritarian personality. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 46, 457-69 (with R. Christie).
1955 Conditioned aversion to saccharin resulting from exposure to gamma radiation. Science, 122, 157-8 (with D. J. Kimeldorf and R. A. Koelling).
1964 Adaptive responses to ionizing radiations. Boletin de Instituto de Estudios Medicos y Biologicos, 22, 101-13 (with N. A. Buchwald, C. D. Hull and R. A. Keolling).
1968 Gustatory-visceral and telereceptor-cutaneous conditioning: Adaptation in the internal and external millieus. Communications in Behavioral Biology, part A, 1, 389-415 (with F. R. Ervin).
1969 The use of ionizing radiation as a motivating stimulus. Psychological Review, 68, 383-95 (with D. J. Kimeldorf and E. L. Hunt).
1969 X-ray as an olfactory stimulus. In C. Pfaffman (ed.), Taste and Olfaction III. Rockefeller University Press (with K. F. Green and B. K. McGowan).
1970 Learned associations over long delays. In G. Bower (ed.), The Psychology of Learning and Motivation: Advances in Research and Theory. Academic Press (with S. Revusky).
1970 The use of ionizing rays as a mammalian olfactory stimulus. In L. M. Beidler (ed.), The Handbook of Sensory Physiology. Springer-Verlag (with R. A. Koelling).
1975 The futility of comparative IQ research. In N. A. Buchwald and M. A.B. Brazier (eds), Brain Mechanisms in Mental Retardation. Academic Press.
1981 The logic and limits of mental aptitude testing. American Psychologist, 36, 1172-80.
1984 Alcohol ingestive habits: The role of flavour and effect. In M. Galanter (ed.), Recent Developments in Alcoholism. Plenum Press (with J. E. Sherman and K. W. Rusiniak).
1985 X-rays and learned taste aversions: Historical and psychological ramifications. In T. G. Burish, S. M. Levy and B. E. Meyerowitz (eds), Cancer, Nutrition and Eating Behavior: A Biobehavioral Perspective. Erlbaum (with R. Garcia and Y. Robertson).