M. Jackson (Jack) Marr received the BS degree in 1961 from Georgia Tech where he studied mathematics, physics, and psychology.
He received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology with a minor in physiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1966.
He is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Georgia Tech where he has taught courses in physiology and behavior, behavioral pharmacology,
and probability & statistics, and continues to teach the experimental analysis of behavior.
He is one of five founding Fellows of the Association for Behavior Analysis, a Fellow of Division 25 (Behavior Analysis) of the
American Psychological Association, Past-President of the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis, Past-President of both
the Association for Behavior Analysis and Division 25 of APA, and a FABBS Foundation Honoree.
He is the past Editor of Behavior and Philosophy, and continues to serve as Review Editor of the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, \
a position he has held since 1998. He also serves as the Co-Editor of Revista Mexicana de Análisis de la Conducta.
He was an Associate Editor of the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior and The Behavior Analyst.
He was Experimental Representative to the Executive Council of the Association for Behavior Analysis,
served on the Board of Directors of The Society for the Quantitative Analysis of Behavior (SQAB),
and currently serves on the Board of Trustees the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.
He has been particularly active in the international support and development of behavior analysis in Europe, Mexico, China, and the Middle East.
He was a Research Fellow in Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School, a visiting professor at the Universidad National Autonoma de Mexico,
and the first Eminent Scholar invited to Jacksonville State University.
He was a Navy contractor for Project Sanguine in a study of possible behavioral effects of extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields.
As an AIEE Senior Fellow at the Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, he conducted research on the effects of microwaves as
reinforcers for operant behavior and the effects of stimulant drugs on sustained military flight performance.
Since 1991 he has been involved through NSF grants and other support in the assessment and improvement of engineering education.
This work has included design of instructional systems to teach classical mechanics and electromagnetism in calculus-based engineering
physics using methods derived from applied behavior analysis of skill acquisition and the cognitive science of problem solving.
Other current research interests include dynamical systems theory, the quantitative analysis of behavior, comparative behavior analysis,
and theoretical/conceptual issues in behavioral analysis.
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
- Behavioral Pharmacology Society
- American Association of Physics Teachers
- American Psychological Association (Fellow)
- American Psychological Society
- American Society for Engineering Education
- Association for Behavior Analysis International (Fellow)
- Psychonomic Society
- Sigma Xi
- Society for the Quantitative Analysis of Behavior
- Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis
- Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies
- Editor, Behavior and Philosophy
- Review Editor, Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
- Editor (English Language) Revista Mexicana de Análisis de la Conducta
- Editorial Board, The Behavior Analyst
- Past President, Association for Behavior Analysis International
- Chair, Fellows Selection Committee, Association for Behavior Analysis International
- Past President, Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis
- Past President, Division 25 (Behavior Analysis) of the American Psychological Association
- Past President, Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis
- Board of Directors, Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies
- Board of Directors, Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
- Marr, M. J. (1992). Behavioral dynamics---One perspective. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 57, 249-266.
- Marr, M. J. (1993). Contextualistic mechanism or mechanistic contextualism?: The straw machine as tar baby. The Behavior Analyst, 16, 59-65.
- Marr, M. J. (1995). Quantum physics and radical behaviorism: Some issues of scientific verbal behavior. In J. T. Todd & E. K. Morris (Eds.), Modern perspectives on B.F. Skinner and contemporary behaviorism (pp. 107-128). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
- Marr, M. J. (1996). Behavior pharmacology and human aging. In D. Fisk and W. Rogers (Eds.), Handbook of Human Factors in the Older Adult (pp. 171-197). Academic Press.
- Marr, M. J. (1997). The mechanics of complexity: Dynamical systems span the quick and the dead. In L. Hayes & P. Ghezzi (Eds.) Investigations in Behavioral Epistemology (pp. 65-80). Reno, NV:Context Press.
- Marr, M. J., Thomas, E. W., Benne, M. R., Thomas, A., & Hume, R. M. (1999). Development of instructional systems for teaching an electricity and magnetism course for engineers. American Journal of Physics. 67, 789-802.
- Marr, M. J. (2003). The stitching and the unstitching: What can behavior analysis have to say about creativity? The Behavior Analyst, 26, 15-27.
- Marr, J. (2003). Empiricism. In K. A. Lattal & P. Chase (Eds.). Behavior Theory and Philosophy (pp. 63-81). NY: Kluver Academic.
- Marr, M. Jackson. (2004). Dimension in Action and the Problem of Behavioral Units. In Jose´ Burgos & Emilio Ribes (Eds.), Theory, Basic and Applied Research, and Technological Applications in Behavioral Science: Conceptual and Methodological Issues (pp. 151-177). Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico.
- Kelling, A. S., Snyder, R. J., Gardner, W., Marr, M. J., Bloomsmith, M. A., & Maple, T. L. (2006) Color vision in the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), Learning and Behavior, 34 (2), 154-161.
- Marr, M. Jackson. (2006). The emergence of emergence---one behaviorist’s perspective.
In D. Washburn (Ed.), Primate Perspectives on Behavior and Cognition (pp.99-108). American Psychological Association.
- Marr, M. Jackson. (2006). Food for thought on feedback functions. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 7, 181-185.
Bloomsmith, M. A., Marr, M. Jackson, & Maple, T. L. (2006). Addressing nonhuman primate behavioral problems through the application of operant conditioning: Is the human treatment approach a useful model? Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 102, 205-222.
- Marr, M. Jackson. (2006). A major trio. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 86, 355-357.
- Marr, M. Jackson. (2008). The abdication of belief: A comment on Foxall’s replies to his critics. Behavior and Philosophy, 36, 155-166.
- Marr, M. Jackson. (2009). The natural selection: Behavior analysis as a natural science. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 10, 105-120.
- Clay, A, Bloomsmith, M., Marr, M., & Maple, T. (2009). Systematic investigation of the stability of food preferences in captive orangutans: Implications for positive reinforcement training. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 12, 306-313.
- Kohlmyer, M.A., Caballero, M.D., Catrambone, R., Chabay, R.W., Ding, L., Haaugan, M.P., Marr, M. Jackson, Sherwood, B.A., Schatz, M.F. (2009). A tale of two curricula: The performance of two thousand students in introductory electromagnetism. Physical Review, Special Topics: Physics Education Research, 5, 020105.
- Davison, Michael, Ellife, Douglas & Marr, M. Jackson (2010). The effects of a local negative feedback between choice and relative reinforcer rate. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 94, 197-207.
- Martin, A.L., Bloomsmith, M.A., Kelly, M.E., Marr, M. Jackson., & Maple, T.L. (2011). Functional analysis and treatment of human-directed undesirable behaviors in a captive chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes). Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44, 139-143.
- Perdue, B.M., Snyder, R.J., Zhihe, Z., Marr, M.J., & Maple, T. (2011). Sex differences in spatial ability: A test of the range size hypothesis on the order Carnivora. Biology Letters, 7(3), 380-383.
- Marr, M. Jackson (2011). Some public perspectives on the problem of privacy. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 12, 447-459.
- Marr, M. Jackson (2011). Has radical behaviorism lost its right to privacy? The Behavior Analyst, 34, 213-219.
- Caballero, M.D., Kohlmyer, M.A., Greco, E.F., Murray, E.R., Bujak, K.R., Marr, M.J., Catrambone, R., & Schatz, M.F. (2012). Comparing large lecture mechanics curricula using the Force Concept Inventory: A five-thousand student study. American Journal of Physics, 80, 638-644.
- Marr, M. Jackson (2012). Operant variability: Some random thoughts. The Behavior Analyst, 35, 237-241.
- Marr, M. Jackson (in press). Tweedledum and Tweedledee: Symmetry in behavior analysis. Conductual.
- PSYC 3130/6016: The Experimental Analysis of Behavior
- PSYC 2020: Psychological Statistics
- PSYC 3020/6013: Biopsychology
- PSYC 4100: Behavioral Pharmacology