James Brody Ph.D. was trained a quarter century ago at the University of Pittsburgh in physiological experimental psychology and moved into clinical work, with special interest in behavior modification, program administration, and psychopharmacology. He has consistently been an empiricist, more interested in what works than in ultimate theories. Nonetheless, he is attracted to the notion of describing principles of human behavior in language that also applies to other living forms. The Greek Cynics believed that “Truth” can be known but by careful observation, not by asking authority. Brody instinctively follows that credo, having it reinforced by his undergraduate education in liberal arts at Denver University where one of the major themes was to “accept the word of no man as finalﾔ. He is a consulting editor at Behavior Online, http://www.behavior.net.