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Edmund Fantino

Edmund Fantino

Distinguished Professor


Contact Information

Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0109
Office: 858-534-3927

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.

Fantino, E., & Logan, C. A. (1979). The experimental analysis of behavior: A biological perspective. San Francisco: W. H. Freeman.

Fantino, E., & Abarca, N. (1985). Choice, optimal foraging, and the delay reduction hypothesis. The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 8, 315-366.

Stolarz-Fantino, S., & Fantino. E. (1995). The experimental analysis of reasoning: A review of Gilovich's "How We Know What Isn't So." Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 64, 111-116.

Goodie, A. S., & Fantino, E. (1995). An experientially derived base-rate error in humans. Psychological Science, 6, 101-106.

Goodie, A. S., & Fantino, E. (1996). Learning to commit or avoid the base-rate error. Nature, 380, 247-249.

Stolarz-Fantino, S., Fantino, E., & Kulik, J. (1996). The conjunction fallacy: Differential incidence as a function of descriptive frames and educational context. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 21, 208-218.

Fantino, E., Kulik, J., Stolarz-Fantino, S., & Wright, W. (1997). The conjunction fallacy: A test of averaging hypotheses. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 4, 96-101.

Fantino, E. (1998). Judgment and decision making: Behavioral approaches. The Behavior Analyst, 21, 203-218.

Goldshmidt, J. N., Lattal, K. M., & Fantino, E. (1998). Context effects on choice. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 70, 301-320.

Goodie, A. S., & Fantino, E. (1999). What does and does not alleviate base-rate neglect under direct experience. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 12, 307-335.

Fantino, E., & Goldshmidt, J. N. (2000). Differences, not ratios, control choice in an experimental analogue to foraging. Psychological Science, 11, 229-233.

Zizzo, D. J., Stolarz-Fantino, S., Wen, J., & Fantino, E. (2000). A violation of the monotonicity axiom: Experimental evidence on the conjunction fallacy. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 41, 263-276.

Value of conditioned reinforcers as a function of temporal context. Learning and Motivation, 2005, 36, 42-59. (O’Daly, M., Meyer, S. & Fantino, E.)

The sunk cost effect in pigeons and humans. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior ,2005, 1-13. (Navarro, A. D., & Fantino, E.)

Teaching pigeons to commit base-rate neglect. Psychological Science, 2005, 16, 820-825. (Fantino, E., Kanevsky, I.G. & Charlton, S.)

The science of decision-making: Behaviors related to gambling. International Gambling Studies,2005, 5, 169-186. (Fantino, E., Navarro, A., & O’Daly, M.)

Self-control in a Prisoner’s Dilemma game: The role of trial spacing and an interfering task. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 2006, 19, 273-284. (Fantino, E., Gaitan, S., Meyer, S., & Stolarz-Fantino, S.)

Influence of budget and reinforcement location on risk-sensitive preference. Behavioural Processes, 2006, 73, 125-135. (O’Daly, M., Case, D.A., & Fantino, E.)

Use of base-rates and case-cue information in making likelihood estimates. Memory & Cognition, 2006, 34, 603-618. (Stolarz-Fantino, S., Fantino, E. & Van Borst, N.)

Accounting for bad decisions: A behavioral approach. Division 25 Recorder: Behavior Analysis, 2007, 39, 1-8.

How reinforcer type affects choice in economic games. Behavioural Processes, 2007, 75, 107-114. (Fantino, E., Gaitan, S., Kennelly, A., & Stolarz-Fantino, S.)

The effect of conditioned reinforcement rate on choice: A review. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 2007, 87, 409-421. (Fantino, E., & Romanowich, P.)

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.).

Commodity specific rates of temporal discounting: Does metabolic function underlie differences in rate of discounting? Behavioural Processes, in press (Charlton, S.R., & Fantino, E.).