What ever happened to John Dodson?

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John Dillingham Dodson was the enigmatic, less well-known contributor to the research study that resulted in the creation of the famous Yerkes-Dodson Law. This law is still described in introductory psychology textbooks and entering "Yerkes-Dodson" as a search term in an Internet search engine produces many thousands of hits. This article reveals what became of the junior partner in that classic research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-105
Number of pages6
JournalHistory of Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2012


  • Dodson
  • Yerkes
  • Yerkes-Dodson Law


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