In this issue
Division 6 APA Convention Program
Thursday, August 4
Paper Session: Comparative Psychology - History and Evolution (9-9:50am)
Chair: Jesse Purdy
- Donald Dewsbury, "Historical trends in American comparative animal psychology"
- Edward Eisenstein, "Evolutionary significance of the simple learned-behaviors of habituation and sensitization for organism survival"
Paper Session: Comparative Psychology - Applied Animal Behavior (10-10:50am)
Chair: Jeffrey Alberts
- Gordon Bauer, "Tactile senses of the Florida Manatee"
- Jilian Fazio, "Behavioral assessment of the Clouded Leopard"
- Jessica Owens, "Anthropogenic noise disrupts behavior in Parids: An experimental test of the effects of traffic noise on Carolina Chickadees and Tufted Titmice"
Paper Session: Comparative Psychology - Physiological Bases of Behavior (11-11:50am)
Chair: Jesse Purdy
- Fawzy E. Abd Alazim Daw, "Relationship between cerebral hemispheres and anxiety"
- Bobbie Jean Koen, "Location and effects of fluency in children with the characteristics of dyslexia"
Symposium: Comparative Psychology and Evolutionary Psychology - Bridging Divisions Fosters Crosstalk and Collaboration (2-3:50pm)
Chairs: Todd Shackelford, Jennifer Vonk
- Heidi Lynn, "Cognitive parallels in divergent species: What analogous abilities may tell us about the evolution of the human mind"
- Francys Subiaul, "Learning the rules: Evidence from human and nonhuman apes"
- Louise Barrett, "If cognitivism is the answer, what was the question?"
- William McGibbin, "Human psychological adaptation to sperm competition"
Poster session: Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology (4-4:50pm)
Friday, August 5
Invited Address: Senior Fellows Talk (9-9:50am)
Chair: Mark Stanton
Speaker: Charles Snowdon, "Social neuroscience of cooperative breeding"
Symposium: Effective Management of Animals in Nontraditional Captive Setting— Using Science to Improve Lives (10-11:50am)
Chair: Steven Schapiro
- Gordon Burghardt, "Environmental enrichment, cognitive challenges, and psychological well-being: Relevant for captive reptiles too?"
- Katherine Leighty, "Multiple benefits of studying the minds of zoo animals"
- Heidi Hellmuth, "Does it work? Evaluating management strategies to enhance zoo animal welfare"
- Erika Bauer, "Applied behavioral research for problems solving in a zoo setting"
- Steven Schapiro, "Empirical evaluations of the effects of behavioral management techniques on psychological well-being in captive nonhuman primates"
Skill Building Session: Research in Animal Cognition—A Demonstration of the Think- Tank Exhibit, National Zoological Park (1-2:50pm)
Chair: Lisa Stevens
Saturday, August 6
Invited Address: Behavioral Neuroscience Best Paper Award (9-9:50am)
Chair: Mark Blumberg
Speaker: Sergio Pellis, "The neurobiology of play behavior"
Invited Address: Frank Beach Best Paper Award (10-10:50am)
Chair: Gordon Burghardt
Speaker: Nobuyuki Kawai, "How do we find snakes so quickly? Evolutionary predisposed visual system"
Invited Address: D.O. Hebb Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award (1-1:50pm)
Chair: Matthew Cooper
Speaker: Edward Wasserman, "Unhinging design: Reconsidering the role of planning and foresight in the origin of adaptive behavior"
Presidential Address (4-4:50pm)
Chair: Mark Bouton
Speaker: Gordon Burghardt, "Slithering towards Bethlehem: What reptiles can teach us about behavioral development"
Sunday, August 7
Invited Symposium: Exploring the Self-Wolds of Nonhuman Animals via Advances in Biotelemetry Technology (10-11:50am)
Chair: Jesse Purdy
- Jesse Purdy, "From Umwelt science to laboratory-developed behavioral theories: Can advances in biotelemetry technology improve their validity?"
- Randall Davis, "What can Vdap's tell us about marine mammals in the wild?"
- Marc Dupuis-Desormeaux, "Behavior and movement patterns of urban raccoons"
- Heidi Hellmuth, "Voyeuristic zoo keeping: Using technology to support animal behavior research in a zoo setting"