Carlson, Neil R. Foundations of Physiological Psychology. 5th ed. Boston: Allyn &
Bacon, 2002. An up-to-date textbook on the neuroscience of behavior. Domjan, Michael, and Barbara Burkhard. The Principles of Learning and Behavior. 5th ed. Belmont, Calif.: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2003. This text is widely used by students interested in learning and behavior. The sections on the history of the reflex and its use in the learning research field is particularly applicable to the present discussion. Fancher, Raymond E. Pioneers ofPsychology. 3d ed. New York: W. W. Norton, 1996. This book provides biographies of several prominent psychologists who have had an impact on the field. Included is a chapter detailing the experiments and theories of Ivan Pavlov. Valuable for understanding how the study of the reflex fits into the history of psychology. Gleitman, Henry, Alan J. Fridlund, and Daniel Weisberg. Psychology. 6th ed. New York: W. W. Norton, 2004. This text provides broad coverage of the field of psychology. The chapters on development, learning, and memory should provide the reader with additional information concerning reflexes and other simple behaviors.
Joseph E. Steinmetz See also: Brain Structure; Nervous System; Pavlovian Conditioning.
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