Representative Publications:

  • Whitlow, J.W., Jr. (2018). On the representation of novel stimuli in patterning and irrelevant cue discriminations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition.
  • Delamater, A.R., Garr, E., Lawrence, S., &amp Whitlow, J.W., Jr. (2017). Elemental, configural and occasion setting mechanisms in biconditional and patterning discriminations. Behavioural Processes, 137, 40-52.
  • Webb, P., Whitlow, J.W., Jr. &amp Venter, D. (2017). From exploratory talk to abstract reasoning: A case for far transfer? Educational Psychology Review, 29, 565-581.
  • Whitlow, J.W., Jr. & Loatman, P. (2015). When patterning discriminations are harder than biconditional ones: A cue constellation approach. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 41, 354-370.
  • Whitlow, J.W., Jr. (2013). A positive patterning advantage with complex but not simple patterning: A cue-constellation approach. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66, 2118-2134.
  • Whitlow, J.W., Jr. (2013).  Negative patterning and biconditional discriminations in human causal reasoning: A second look.  American Journal of Psychology, 122, 11-21.
  • Meier, I. & Whitlow, J.W., Jr. (2011). Children as persons: Implications of capabilities for education.  Paper presented at the meetings of the Human Development and Capabilities conference, Cambridge, UK, April.
  • Whitlow, J.W., Jr. (2010). Effect of outcome valence on positive and negative patterning in human causal reasoning. Learning & Behavior, 38, 145-159.
  • Whitlow, J.W., Jr. (2009). The elements of configural learning: Common, unique, or replaced? Paper presented at the annual meetings of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA, November.
  • Whitlow, J.W., Jr. & Meier, I. (2007).  Acting on emotions: The importance of emotion in public health messages.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA, March.
  • Whitlow, J.W. Jr. (2004). Associative analysis of social reasoning.  Paper presented at the International Conference on Comparative Cognition, Melbourne Beach, FL, March.
  • International Conference on Comparative Cognition, Melbourne Beach, FL.
  • Whitlow, J.W. Jr. (2002). Causal reasoning and conditioning. 
  • International Conference on Comparative Cognition, Melbourne Beach, FL.
  • Whitlow, J.W. Jr., Brogan, K., & Lucas, G. (2002). Effects of cumulative frequency instructions on blocking in causal judgments. Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Work in Progress:

  • Causal Reasoning: This work seeks to understand the interplay between consciously rational decision-making and judgment and the (perhaps) unconscious experiential foundations for choices and preferences.
    Theoretically, the work attempts to bridge association theories of conditioning with rule-based inference models of social cognition.
  • Environmental Psychology: This work seeks to understand how to help individuals and communities deal with the burdens of environmental pollution and take advantage of the benefits of healthy environments.