Howard M. Reid

Howard M. Reid, Ph.D.

Professor Buckham Hall A245B
Office: (716) 878-4502

Dr. Reid received his doctorate in experimental psychology followed by postdoctoral study in behavioral genetics at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine.  He has broad interests as a researcher.  He has also directed numerous undergraduate research projects and has been active in shared governance, most notably chairing the college senate seven times. 

Published Book

Reid, H. M. (2014). Introduction to Statistics: Fundamental Concepts and Procedures of Data Analysis. SAGE Publications, Los Angeles.

Book Posted in Digital Commons

Reid, H. M. (2021). Indispensable Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, with SPSS.  Posted on the BSC digital commons website (URL: ).  A version utilizing R Commander has been posted.

Representative Publications

Reid, H. M.  (1976).  The evolution of distance communication in bees.  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 280, 433‑442.

Stubbs, D. A., Pliskoff, S. S., & Reid, H. M.  (1977). Concurrent schedules:  A quantitative relation between changeover behavior and its consequences.  Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 27, 85‑96.

Reid, H. M., *Bowler, K. J. & *Weiss, C.  (1983).  Hippocampal lesions increase the severity of unilaterally induced audiogenic seizures and decrease their latency.  Experimental Neurology, 81, 240‑244.

Reid, H. M. (1987).  The effects of electroconvulsive shock and sound-induced seizure on the retention of a passive avoidance response.  Animal Learning and Behavior, 15, 375-378.

Reid, H. M. & Collins, R. L. (1992).  Monaural audiogenic seizures:  Evidence for control by parallel processes.  Epilepsia, 33(5), 785-788.

Reid, H. M. & Norvilitis, J. M. (2000).  Evidence for anomalous lateralization across domain in ADHD children as well as adults identified with the Wender Utah Rating Scale.  Journal of Psychiatric Research, 34, 311-316.

Schuetze, P., & Reid, H. M. (2005).  Emotional lateralization in the second year of life: Evidence from oral asymmetries.  Laterality, 10(3), 207-217.

Norvilitis, J. M. & Reid, H. M. (2005).  Laterality and perceptual bias in ADHD.  In M. P. Larimer (Ed.), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Research (pp. 95-110).  Haupauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Reid, H. M. & Zborowski, M. J.  (2006). Season of birth, schizophrenia-proneness and sleep:  Spring births are associated with elevated schizotypy scores and reduced sleep.  Personality and Individual Differences, 41(7), 1185-1193.

Norvilitis, J. M. & Reid, H. M. (2011).  Psychology students' views of religion, free will, and science.  In L. Zysberg (Ed.), Student Attitudes. (pp. 227-237).  Haupauge, NY:  Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 

Reid, H. M., *Kline, B. & O’Quin, K.  (2014). The revised appreciation of the liberal arts scale (ALAS-R):  Development, reliability and validity. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 3, 63-78.

Norvilitis, J. M. & Reid, H. M. (2016).  Predictors of college success: Symptoms of ADHD, psychological wellbeing, appreciation of the liberal arts, and understanding of college policies.  In J. M. Norvilitis (Ed.) ADHD - New Directions in Diagnosis and Treatment.  Rijeka, Croatia:  In Tech Publishing, 231-242.

Norvilitis, J. M., Reid, H. M., & O'Quin, K. (2022).  Amotivation:  A key predictor of college GPA, college match, and first-year retention.  International Journal of Educational Psychology, 11, 314-338.

* denotes undergraduate student co-author

Courses Usually Taught

  • PSY 304  Learning:  Learning Theory and Research
  • PSY 350  Statistics in Psychological Research
  • PSY 471  History and Systems of Psychology

Current Research

  • Clarifying the role of student amotivation in determining their academic success (with Drs. Norvilitis and O’Quin).
  • Examination of the validity of the student and faculty versions of the ALAS (with Drs. Norvilitis and O’Quin).
  • Reanalysis of the Little Albert Study:  Why didn’t the rat learn to fear Albert?


  • President’s Award for Excellence in Career Achievement for Faculty
  • SUNY University Faculty Senate President’s Leadership Award
  • President’s Award for Excellence as an Undergraduate Research Mentor
  • SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service
  • BSC United Students' Government Meritorious Service Award
  • SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • President's Award for Excellence in Teaching