PSYCH 330: LABORATORY IN ANIMAL BEHAVIOR

PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT'S LEARNING GOALS FOR THIS COURSE

SPRING 2008

 

Syllabus: Course Mechanics and Grading

 

 

Assignment Handouts

(dates are when assigned, not due)

 

Mar 31: Personal Space Observation

Mar 31: Chapter 1,2&4 Review Assignment

 

Apr 2: Personal Space Experiment

Apr 4: On-your-own field trip
Apr 11: Zoo Day Assignment

Apr 11: Library Assignment
Apr 11: Lit Review and Introduction

Apr 14: Article Summary, Intro and Methods

Apr 16: Methods Proposal

 

May 19: Article Summary, Results and Discussion

May 19: Final Paper

May 28: Poster Presentation

 

Other Useful Resources

The Psych Dept's Writing Center

 

Sources of Observation Inspiration

 

Sampling Methods

More on Sampling Methods

 

Research paper guidelines

Introduction to Powerpoint

Powerpoint Tutorial

Readings:

    Observation in Animal Behavior

 

    How to Write a Research Proposal

 

 Dr. James Ha (social behavior in killer whales) article:


Other occasional speakers and assignments:

 Feb 27 Dr. Renee Ha (beach foraging crows) article:

 Feb 29 Joseph Sisneros (fish communication)

Joseph Sisneros (fish communication)

Kathy Sdao (companion animal behavior) articles:

Kathleen Gobush (elephant social behavior) articles

Anjali Kumar & Yamile Molina (insect behavior) articles:

Primate Literature Review

Aquarium Assignment