Edward K. Morris
University of Kansas
Dr. Edward K. Morris's extensive scholarship on the history and philosophy of behavior analysis has contributed significantly to our understanding of its place in the broader context of the behavioral sciences. Author or co-author of more than 60 articles and chapters in a wide array of journals and books, Dr. Morris has consistently provided incisive analyses of topics ranging from the conceptual relations between interbehavioral psychology and behavior analysis to the experimental analysis of social transmission of superstitious behavior in preschool children. In a discipline that has paid scant formal attention to its own history, Dr. Morris has led the way in placing the unique perspectives of behavior analysis in the context of the broader behaviorist movement, with special attention to the works of Skinner, Watson, and Kantor. In a discipline that tends toward isolationism, Dr. Morris has consistently sought avenues of rapprochement. Dr. Morris's scholarly record is matched by an extraordinary range of service to the discipline. He has served on editorial boards of seven journals and as editor of three of them, including The Behavior Analyst. Dr. Morris is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (President of Division 25, 1995-1996) and a charter Fellow of the American Psychological Society. He has also served as president of ABAI (1991-1992), the Kansas Association for Behavior Analysis, and the University of Kansas chapter of Sigma Xi. In addition, he has served on the Executive Council of ABAI and the Board of Trustees of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies (1990-1996 and 1998-2000).