2003: Victor Laties

Victor Laties received his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. His first job was at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he started doing animal research, learning much from Bernie Weiss. Laties and Weiss ranged widely, studying pain measurement, heat reinforcement, human observing behavior, and various other types of schedule and stimulus control, usually but not always with an eye to usefulness in understanding the actions of behaviorally important drugs. After moving together to Rochester’s medical school in 1965, they expanded their interests to behavioral toxicology. However, Laties continued to emphasize behavioral pharmacologic questions in his research. Laties became secretary-treasurer of the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior (SEAB) and executive editor of the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior (JEAB) in 1966. He has been involved in journal business affairs ever since, and also edited JEAB for four years in the mid-1970s. He retired in 1993 but remains engaged in managing the web pages for the SEAB journals as well as taking care of his own department’s website.


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