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John Garcia (1279)

Comparative and physiological psychology
1917, Santa Rosa, California, USA
Short Biography
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 ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
  • AB University of California at Berkeley, 1948
  • MA University of California at Berkeley, 1949
  • PhD University of California at Berkeley, 1965
Appointments & Honors
  • 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
Principal Publications
  • 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).