1/57-6/60 – High School: (army brat!) Verona/Vicenza American High, Verona/Vicenza, Italy.
9/60-6/64 – Undergraduate: Denver University, Centennial Scholar (four years of honors seminars), cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. Majored in psychology, heavy minor in my first love, sculpture.
Summer 1962: WICHE Summer Fellow, University of Colorado. Tours of Colorado MH, MR, & penal facilities. Full-time duties as psychiatric aide, Colorado Psychopathic Hospital in Denver, Supervised by Donald Langsley, MD.
9/64-12/69: Graduate School, University of Pittsburgh, M.S. & Ph.D.:Psychology (Experimental/Physiological), special interest in psychopharmacology and operant conditioning. Extensive work with rhesus monkeys, several rat studies, no time drinking coffee in the student lounge.
1/1969-8/1970: N.S.F. Post-doctoral fellow, Yale University. Study of attack systems in cats. (First disastrous career mistake – turned down opportunity to work with Jim Olds just before he left Michigan for California.) Chose instead to work in New Haven with Jose Delgado and John Flynn – each of them also a career mistake but a smaller one!
Publications and Talks:
(1966) Conditioned suppression maintained by loud noise instead of shock. Psychonomic Science 27-28.
________(1968) Response-patterning under fixed-ratio punishment. Psychological Reports, 23, 575-587. (Also presented at Eastern Psychological Assn. in 1967)
________(1969) Facilitation of drinking by para-chlorophenylalanine. Eastern Psychological Assn. presentation.
________ DeFeudis, F., & DeFeudis, P. (1969) Effects of microinjections of l-glutamate into the hypothalamus on attack and flight behavior in cats. Nature, 224, 1330.
________(1970) Behavioral effects of serotonin depletion and of p-chlorophenylalanine (a serotonin depletor) in rats. Psychopharmacologia, 17, 14-33.
Strom, C., Lingenfelter, A., & Brody, J.F. (1970). Discrimination of lithium and sodium chloride solutions by rats. Psychonomic science, 18, 290-291.
Brody, J.F. (Ed.) (1974) APT: A resource manual for citizens with severely/profoundly retarded behavior. Pennhurst Center. Led to a number of workshops locally plus several in Washington & Illinois.
________ Esslinger, S., Casselman, G., McGlinchey, M., & Mitala, R. (1975) The itinerant training team: Variations on a familiar concept. Mental Retardation, 13(2) 38-42.
________ (1976) A note on instructional evaluation. Education and Training of the Mentally Retarded. 11(3), p 251-253.
Brody, D.M., Nelson, B.A., Brody, J.F. (1975) Use of visual feedback in establishing normal vocal intensity in two mildly retarded adults. J Speech & Hearing Disorders. 40(4):502-7.
Brody, J. F., Thomas, J., Brody, D., & Kucherawy, D. (1977) Comparison of sensory integration and operant methods for production of vocalizations in profoundly retarded adults. Perceptual and Motor Skills. 44, 1283-1296.
________ (1970) Behavioral effects of serotonin depletion and of p-chlorophenylalanine (a serotonin depletor) in rats. Psychopharmacologia, 17, 14-33. (1325 requests for reprints!)
________ DeFeudis, F., & DeFeudis, P. (1969) Effects of microinjections of l-glutamate into the hypothalamus on attack and flight behavior in cats. Nature, 224, 1330. (600 requests for reprints)
________ (1997) Bait Poisoning and why kids complain about their medication. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 7(1), 71-72.
________ (2001) Evolutionary recasting: ADHD, mania, and variants. Journal of Affective Disorders, 65(2) 197-215. (This was the first manuscript with evolutionary themes to be accepted by JAD.)
________ (2002) From Physics and Evolutionary Neuroscience to Psychotherapy: Phase Transitions and Adaptations, Diagnosis and Treatment. In G. Cory & R. Gardner (Eds.) The Evolutionary Neuroethology of Paul MacLean: Convergences & Frontiers, Praeger-Greenwood, 231-259.
________ (2004) “Bipolar disorder: emergent, self-interested networks, obsessions, and mood swings.” Invited chapter for Progress in Bipolar Disorder Research. Hauppage, NY: Nova Science Biomedical Series.
________ (2005) “ADHD: Inhibition, Emergent Networks, and Maternal Investment.” Invited chapter for Progress in ADHD Research. Hauppage, NY: Nova Science Biomedical Series.
(2008) Rebellion: Physics to Personal Will, iUniverse, Bloomington, Indiana.
(2011) Old Man and Women: Stories from a Café (Frank X. Craig, Amazon)
(2013) In Her Genes. Amazon. (280 pages): Connects genomic imprinting, statistical physics, and why men benefit when women lie.
Ten years participation, Chester County Right to Education Task Force.
Past memberships: American Association for the Advancement of Science, International Paleo Psychology Project, International Society for Human Ethology, Across Species Comparisons and Psychopathology, and Human Behavior & Evolution Society, American Association on Mental Deficiency.
Program chair for a regional (5 states) AAMD conference, eventual Editor of Mental Retardation, an international, bimonthly journal for a 1-year term. Shortened the time needed to review submitted manuscripts from 1 year down to 1 month, shared all reviewer comments with authors, used more readable fonts, and emphasized applicability of accepted manuscripts. Canned for ignoring the budget ! (. . oh well)
(1990-2010) Editor and host, Evolutionary Psychology, www.Behavior.Net Authored 700+ essays.
Listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology since 7/75-8/13 and in Who’s Who in America, Marquis Publications (2002).
Taught four summer courses for the Cape Cod Institute and included notables such as Robert Wright, Frank Sulloway, Nancy Segal, Russell Gardner, Dylan Evans, John Price, and John Pearce.
Taught workshops in evolutionary clinical psychology for the Pennsylvania and Maryland Psychological Associations.
Authored twenty online book reviews at Human Nature Reviews and other sites and gave thirty talks for scientific groups. Workshops for US Office of Personnel Management and one for the CIA’s MH staff.
Licensed psychologist (PA) 2/1974 – 12/2011.