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Jacqueline Woolley, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Fall 2008

PSY 355C • Animal Cognition - W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
44297 MWF
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
SEA 2.116
GILDEN

Course Description

In this course we shall be exploring animal thinking and animal behavior from a systems point of view. This point of view involves the four different ways in which the question, "Why is that animal doing that?" can be answered. Inquiring about animal behavior involves the study of perceptual and motivational capacities, individual development, ecological function, and species evolution. In this course all of these perspectives will be important.

Grading Policy

2 midterms (20% each), no final, two relatively short papers, 9 or 10 pages (30% each).

Texts

Behavior of Animals; Mechanisms, Function and Evolution. Edited by J. J. Bolhuis and L.-A. Giraldeau (required)

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