Daily Archives: December 16, 2012

Repair Shop, by Robert A. Nelson

Adaptive Behaviour and Learning

Adaptive behaviour is of two types only. Either an animal comes equipped by heredity with the ability to identify situations in which a built-in response is appropriate or it has…

The New Behaviorism (2nd Edition)

Preface to the Second Edition This edition is almost completely rewritten. It is 50% longer than the first. I cover two new so-cial issues and also devote more space to…

Bulls And Bears in the market

The Malign Hand Of The Markets

Duke University professor John Staddon argues in The Malign Hand Of The Markets that if you subscribe to Adam Smith’s “Invisible Hand” theory — that private business interest always serves the public…