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Marguerite McCorkle, Ph.D. has been connected to MRI since 1977. Over the course of her tenure at MRI, Dr. McCorkle completed post-doctoral internship, worked on several projects and provided clinical services. Her early professional interests included innovative methodologies to study human interaction. At the MRI, she was the Director of Research for several years and is a Senior Research Fellow.
Dr. McCorkle received her doctorate from the University of Nevada-Reno. Since 2000, Dr McCorkle has a private practice in Napa, CA.


  • 1990/1991 Retrospective Account of Some Qualitative Research, The Qualitative Report, Volume 1, Numbers 2 and 3, Winter/Spring, http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/QR1-23/mccorkle.html
  • 1986 What are looking for? (Reflecting upon our research biases). In The role of conclusions in experimental and empirical applications of behavioral phenomenology. Symposium presented to the Association for Behavior Analysis, Milwaukee
  • 1983 What they are saying about how women (and men) talk
  • 1982 Metaphor and technology: What computers can and cannot do in the analysis of verbal behavior, Paper presented to the Association for Behavior Analysis, Milwaukee
  • 1980 Radical behaviorism and systems theory: Implications for clinical and research practices, Paper presented to the Association for Behavior Analysis, Dearborne, Michigan
  • 1978 A radical behaviorist study of “women’s experience of conflict”, Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Nevada, Reno