Dr. Murray Goddard

Dr. Murray GoddardDr. Murray Goddard is a Professor of Psychology at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John.  

He received his BA from the University of Calgary and his PhD from McMaster University before joining the Psychology Department in 1987.   From 1993 - 1994 he was a research scientist at Duke University, was awarded a University Merit Award in 1999, and a University Teaching Award in 2002.

Dr. Goddard specializes in animal learning and behavior.   His research interests are in classical conditioning (particularly on the signal value of food using rats as subjects) and his teaching interests include Introductory Psychology, Learning, and Comparative Psychology.

Dr. Goddard's research is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and he is a member of the Canadian and American Psychological Association, Psychonomic Society, and Eastern Psychological Association.

Selected articles & book chapters:

  • Goddard, M.J. (2009).  The impact of human intuition in psychology.   Review of General Psychology, 13, pp. 167 - 174.
  • Goddard, M.J. (2007).  The effects of context extinction on US signal value.   Learning and Motivation, 38, pp. 314 - 325.
  • Goddard, M.J. & Maxan, E.E. (2004).  Serial order learning in associative formation.  Behavioural Processes, 67, pp. 221 - 226.
  • Goddard, M.J. & McDowell, J.L. (2001).   Context modulation of US signal value.   Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 54B, pp. 219 - 231.
  • Goddard, M.J. (1999).  The role of US signal value in contingency, drug conditioning, and learned helplessness.   Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 6, pp. 412 - 423.
  • Skinner, D.M., Goddard, M.J., & Holland, P.C. (1998).  What can nontraditional features tell us about conditioning and occasion-setting?  In N.A. Schmajuk & P.C. Holland (Eds.) Occasion setting.   Associative learning and cognition in animals (pp. 113 - 144).   Washington, DC:   American Psychological Association.
  • Goddard, M.J. (1996).  Effect of US signal value on blocking of a CS-US association.   Journal of Experimental Psychology:   Animal Behavior Processes, 22, pp. 258 - 264.
  • Goddard, M.J., Holland, M., O'Brien, J., & Hansen, D. (1994).  Improving conditioning with unsignaled, but not signaled, unconditioned stimuli.   Learning & Motivation, 25, pp. 288 - 312.
  • Goddard, M.J. (1991).   US-US associations as a factor in the habituation to emotionally arousing stimuli.   Motivation and Emotion, 15, pp. 207 - 219.
  • Goddard, M.J., & Jenkins, H.M. (1988).   Blocking of a CS-US association by a US-US association.   Journal of Experimental Psychology:   Animal Behavior Processes, 14, pp. 177 - 186.

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