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David Palmer

Senior Lecturer Emeritus in Psychology

David Palmer


Bass Hall 214


Dave Palmer teaches behavioral psychology and statistics at Smith while also working part-time as a consulting psychologist at a program for adults with developmental disabilities. He is an ardent exponent of the views of B. F. Skinner (every department needs a token behaviorist!), and his principal activity is the clarification of the conceptual foundation of behavioral interpretations of human behavior. Palmer lives in Leverett with his wife, Jill; daughters, Lindsay and Robin; two fine cats; and sundry chickens and pigeons.

Office Hours

By appointment.


Ph.D., M.S., B.S., University of Massachusetts

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