Professor Charles Tolman
Dr Charles Tolman is a professor of psychology (now emeritus) from the University of Victoria. He has made many contributions to the history and theory of psychology.
Tolman began his career as a Skinnerian. He obtained a B.Sc., M.Sc., and in 1962 his Ph.D. (1962) from the University of Washington. He came to the University of Victoria in 1964, where he obtained an Associate professorship in 1967. His behaviorist work on rats, chicks and monkeys, continued till 1970, when he began a fundamental shift in perspective that lead to an explicitly nonreductive dialectical materialist approach to psychology evident in this program.