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Stephen F. WALKER, B.Sc. (Brist), Ph.D. (Lond)

 

Interests: Comparative learning and cognition, theories of vertebrate brain function.
Position: Honorary Research Fellow
Email: contact@s-f-walker.org.uk

My graduate training was in the field of animal behaviour, with an emphasis on conditioning and learning, I have since then had interests in several brain and behaviour issues, including the lateralization of brain function, and cognitive processes in animal behaviour, in particular visual categorization in birds.

I am currently interested in structure and function in vertebrate and invertebrate brains, and in related evolutionary questions.

Books

Walker, S.F. (1976) Learning and Reinforcement, London, Methuen, Essential Psychology Series, pp. 144 [gif pdf version]

Walker, S.F. (1983) Animal Thought, London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, International Library of Psychology Series, pp. 437 Contents, and links to all chapters: [gif pdf version]

Walker, S.F. (1984) Learning Theory and Behaviour Modification, London, Methuen, New Essential Psychology Series, pp. 184 [gif pdf version]

Walker, S.F. (1987) Animal Learning: An Introduction, London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, pp. 426 [gif pdf version]

 

Other publications:

Walker, S.F. (2003) Misleading asymmetries of brain structure. Behavioural and Brain Sciences, Vol 26, No 2, pp. 240-241. [manuscript] [gif pdf version]

Walker, S.F. (1999) Review of Shettleworrth, Sara J. Cognition, Evolution and Behaviour: (Oxford University Press, 1998) Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 3, 489-50. [draft] [gif pdf draft] [gifas published]

Walker, S.F. (1998) 'Animal Communication' in Mey J.L. (ed) Concise Encyclopedia of Pragmatics, Amsterdam, Elsevier pp 26-35.[manuscript] [gif pdf version]

Walker, S.F. (1998) Precursors to theories of mind in nonhuman brains. Behavioural and Brain Sciences, Vol 21, No. 1, pp 131-132. [manuscript] [gif pdf version]

Walker, S.F. (1998) Brain circuits ancient and modern. Behavioural and Brain Sciences, Vol 21, No 4, p. 531. [manuscript] [gif pdf version]

Walker, S.F. (1996) Is human language just another neurobiological specialization? Behavioural and Brain Sciences, vol 19, number 4, 649-50. [manuscript] [gif pdf version]

Walker, S.F. (1995) Bartering used stone tools. Behavioural and Brain Sciences, vol. 18 number 1, 203-204 [manuscript] [gif pdf version]

Walker, S. F. (1994) gif Review of Griffin, Donald R. Animal Minds. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992) Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 47B, (1994) 349-351.

Walker, S.F. (1994a) The possible role of asymmetric laryngeal innervation in language lateralization: Points for and against. Brain and Language, 46, 482-489. [manuscript] [gif pdf version]

Walker, S.F. (1994b) 'How general is a general theory of reinforcement', Behavioural and Brain Sciences, 17, 154-155. [gif pdf version]

Walker, S.F. (1994c) 'Animal Communication' in Asher, R.E. and Simpson, J.M.Y. (eds) The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, Vol. 4, Oxford, Pergamon, pp. 128-136. [gif pdf version]

Walker, S.F. (1992) Review of Gallistel, Charles R. The Organization of Learning (Cambridge, Mass., MIT Press, 1990), Animal Behaviour, 43, (1992) 357. [gif pdf version]

Walker, S.F. (1992) A brief history of connectionism and its psychological implications. In Clark, A. and Lutz, R. (eds) Connectionism in Context. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. 123-144. [manuscript] [gif pdf version]

Walker, S.F. (1991), gif Review of Kesner, R.P. and Olton, D.S. (eds) Neurobiology of Comparative Cognition (Hove and London, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1990), Biological Psychology, 32, (1991), 225-29.

Walker, S.F. (1990a), 'Natural and unnatural justice in animal care.', Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 13, 43. [gif pdf version]

Walker, S.F. (1990b), 'Specious comparisons versus comparative epistomology', Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 13, 394-5. [gif pdf version]

Walker, S.F. (1990c), gif Review of Bianki, V.L. The Right and Left Hemispheres of the Animal Brain. (London, Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, 1988), Biological Psychology, 30, (1990), 94-6.

Walker, S.F. (1989a) Review of Pearce, J.M. An Introduction to Animal Cognition. (Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum, 1987), Animal Behaviour, 37, (1989), 521-2. [gif pdf version]

Walker, S.F. (1989b) Review of Davey, G. & Cullen, C. Human Operant Conditioning and Behaviour Modification. (Chichester, John Wiley, 1988), Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 41B, (1989) 409-12. [gif pdf version]

Walker, S.F. (1988a) Language, handedness, and the larynx. Behavioural and Brain Sciences, 11, 731-2. [gif pdf version]

Walker, S.F. (1988b) Review of Zentall, T.R., & Galeff, B.G. Jr (eds) Social Learning: Psychological and Biological Perspectives. (Hillsdale, NJ., Lawrence Erlbaum, 1988), Animal Behaviour, 36 (1988), 403-4. [gif pdf version]

Walker, S.F. (1987a) Or in the hand, or in the heart? Alternative routes to lateralization. Behavioural and Brain Sciences, 10, 288. [gif pdf version]

Walker, S.F. (1987b) The evolution and dissolution of language. In Ellis, A. (ed.), Progress in the Psychology of Language. Volume 3. Lawrence Erlbaum: London, 5-48. [gif pdf version]

Walker, S.F. (1987c) Review of Premack, D. Gavagai! or the Future History of the Animal Language Controversy, (Cambridge, Mass., MIT Press, 1986), Mind & Language, 2, (1987), 326-32. [gif pdf version]

Walker, S.F. (1986) Review of Glick, S.D. (ed.) Cerebral Lateralization in Non-human Species, (London, Academic Press, 1985), Brain, vol. 109 (1986), 1321-2. [gif pdf version]

Walker, S.F. (1985), 'Comparative Psychology', In The Social Science Encyclopedia, eds A. Kuper and J. Kuper, London, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 140-1. [gif pdf version]

Walker, S. F. (1985) gif Review of Sarris, V. and Parducci, A. (eds): Perspectives in Psychological Experimentation: Toward the Year 2000 (London, Lawrence Erlbaum, 1984), Psychology News, vol. 42, (1985), 17.

Walker, S. F. (1985) gif Review of Lerner, R.M.: On the Nature of Human Plasticity (Cambridge University Press, 1984), Psychology News, vol. 41, (1985), 14.

Walker, S.F. (1984) Review of Mackintosh, N.J.: Conditioning and Associative Learning (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1983), International Journal of Psychophysiology, vol. 2 (1984), 68-9. gif pdf version]

Walker, S.F. (1984) Review of Passingham, R,: The Human Primate (Oxford, W.H. Freeman, 1982), British Journal of Psychology, vol. 75 (1984), 141-3. gif pdf version]

Walker, S. F. (1984) gif Review of Roitblat, H.L., T.G. Bever, and H.S. Terrace (eds): Animal Cognition (London, Lawrence Erlbaum, 1984), Psychology News, vol. 38 (1984), 16-17.

Walker, S.F. (1983), 'The pros and cons of having a word for it.', Behavioural and Brain Sciences, vol. 6, 156-7. [gif pdf version]

Walker, S.F. (1982) gif Review of Locurto, C.M., H.S. Terrace and J. Gibbon (eds): Autoshaping and Conditioning Theory (London, Academic Press, 1981), British Journal of Psychology, vol. 73 (1982), 549-50.

Walker, S. F. (1981) Necessary symmetries in bilaterally symmetrical brains. Speculations in Science and Technology, 10, 575578. [gif pdf version]

Walker, S.F. (1981b) Review of Terrace, H.S.: Nim (London, Eyre Methuen, 1980), British Journal of Psychology, vol. 72 (1981), 403-4. [gif pdf version)

Walker, S.F. (1980) Review of Gray, J.H.: Pavlov (London, Fontana, 1979), British Journal of Psychology, vol. 71 (1980), 435-7. [gif pdf version]

Walker, S. F. (1980) Lateralisation of functions in the vertebrate brain: A review. British Journal of Psychology, 71, 329367. [gif pdf version]

Walker, S.F. (1979) gif Review of Hulse, S.H., Fowler, H. and W.K. Honig (eds): Cognitive Processes in Animal Behaviour (Hillsdale, N.J., Lawrence Erlbaum, 1978), Psychology Teaching, vol.7 (1979), 182-3.

Walker, S. F. (1978) gif Review of Davis, H., and Hurwitz, H.M.B. (eds):Operant-Pavlovian Interactions (Hillsdale, N.J., Lawrence Erlbaum, 1977), Psychology Teaching, vol. 6 (1978), 75-6.

Brener, J and Walker, S.F. (1976) gif Review of Mackintosh, N.J.: The Psychology of Animal Learning (London, Academic Press, 1974), British Journal of Psychology, vol. 67, 439-40.

Walker, S.F. (1975) gif Review of Wheeler, H.(ed.): Beyond the Punitive Society (London, Wildwood House, 1973), Psychology Teaching, vol. 3 (1975), 218-9.

Walker, S.F. gif Review of Blackman, D. Operant Conditioning: An Experimental Analysis of Behaviour (London, Methuen, 1974), British Journal of Psychology, vol. 66 (1975), 261-2.