Andrew G. Baker

Academic title(s): 

Retired Associate Professor


Contact Information:




Mailing Address:
Department of Psychology
2001 McGill College, 7th floor
Montreal, QC
H3A 1G1


Andrew G. Baker

Research Areas:

Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience | Behavioral Neuroscience

Research Summary:

Prof. A. G. Baker studies the mechanisms by which humans estimate the covariance between events and make causality judgments. Analogous experiments use classical and operant conditioning paradigms to clarify the mechanisms by which animals are sensitive to correlations between events. Prof. Baker is also interested in the relationship between impulsive behaviour and cognition in normal humans and those with impulsive disorders such as psychopathy and hyperactivity.

Selected References:

Murphy, R. A., & Baker, A.G. (2004). A role for CS-US contingency in Pavlovian. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behaviour Processes, 30, 229-239,

Baker, A.G., Murphy, R.A. & Mehta, R. (2003). Learned irrelevance and Retrospective correlation learning. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 56 90-101.

Baker, A.G., Vallee-Tourangeau, F.and Murphy, R.A. (2000). Asymptotic judgment of cause in a relative validity paradigm. Memory and Cognition, 28, 466-479.

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