2017-2018 Catalog

PSYC 436 Comparative Cognition

This course concerns cognition broadly defined across diverse taxa of nonhuman species. Processes including perception memory spatial navigation associative learning social cognition and reasoning will be examined. Comparison to humans will be considered. Theory and empirical research will be examined in depth including detailed consideration of methodological issues that arise when one species studies another. Students will have significant responsibility for discussion and individual inquiry.


4 units


PSYC 301, PSYC 302, PSYC 306, or PSYC 336