Edward F. Meehan is known for his research in Experimental Analysis of Behavior and Behavioral Neuroscience, as well as his clinical work (trained by Albert Ellis) in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).  Teaching statistics and experimental psychology for over 35 years, he has also conducted a wide range of behavioral research with children, college students and elder adults, as well as with pigeons; and designed/supervised the construction of the Department’s laboratory facilities.  Dr. Meehan’s current interests are: the effectiveness of Mindfulness training in the supervision of Applied Behavior Analysis interns; the effects of NMDA receptor antagonism during Pavlovian and operant learning (utilizing an avian model); the neuro-protective properties of Taurine; animal well-being; and fMRI patterns and wisdom.


PhD, Adelphi University, 1975

MA, Adelphi University, 1972

BA, Adelphi University, 1969

Scholarship / Publications

Gökhan, N., Meehan, E. F., & Peters, K. (2010).  The value of mindfulness-based methods in teaching at a clinical field placement.  Psychological Reports, 106, 455-466.

El Idrissi, A., Boukarrou L., Splavnyk, K., Zavyalova, E., Meehan E. F., & L'Amoreaux, W. (2008). Functional implication of taurine in aging. In: Taurine 7 (J. Azuma, S. W. Schaffer, and T., Ito Eds.) Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 643: 199 – 206.

Meehan, E. F. (1999).  Class consistent differential reinforcement and stimulus class formation in pigeons. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 72, 97- 115.

Meehan, E. F. (1996). Effects of MK-801 on spatial memory in homing and nonhoming pigeon breeds, Behavioral Neuroscience, 110, 1487-1491.

Meehan, E. F., & Pilotti, M. (1996).  Auditory priming in an implicit memory task emphasizing surface processing.  Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 3, 495-498.

Meehan, E. F., & Fields, L.  (1995). Contextual, control of new equivalence classes. The Psychological Record, 45, 165-182.

Meehan, E. F. (1995).  Emergence by exclusion.  The Psychological Record, 45, 133-145.

Meehan, E. F., & Goldkopf, D. A. (1982). Effects of attitudinal restructuring on multifaceted assertiveness training for women. The Journal of Urban Psychiatry, 2, 38-44.

Meehan, E. F., and Rosenbloom, R. (1980). Concept formation and stimulus sequencing. Psychological Record, 30, 488-495.