|Date||Topic||Readings / Assignments|
|08/24||Introduction and Historical Overview||
Crowley & Allen 2008 [on Canvas]
|08/31||Evolution and Continuity||
Darwin 1871, chapters 2 and 3 of Descent of Man (1st edition)|
Romanes 1882, preface, introduction, and your choice of one or more of the other chapters (to total at least 25 additional pages)
Keeley 2004 "Anthropomorphism, primatomorphism, mammalomorphism: understanding cross-species comparisons"
|09/07||LABOR DAY||no class
|09/14||The Comparative Method||
Morgan 1894, chapter 3 of An Introduction to Comparative Psychology (1st ed.), and any other chapter|
Washburn 1908, The Animal Mind, Chapters 1 and 2, and at least one other chapter
Allen-Hermanson 2005 "Morgan's Canon Revisited"
Lyon 2015 The cognitive cell: bacterial behavior reconsidered"
|09/21||Ethology and Psychobiology||
Lehrman 1953 "A critique of Konrad Lorenz's theory of instinctive behavior" [Canvas]|
Tinbergen 1963 "On the aims and methods of ethology" [Canvas]
Lorenz 1981 "The Foundations of Ethology [Canvas]; read introductory history (pp.1-12), and Chapter V (pp.211-220)
Griffiths 2004 "Instinct in the '50s: The British Reception of Konrad Lorenz's Theory of Instinctive Behavior" [Canvas]
|09/28||Integration and Cognition||
Timberlake 1983 "The functional organization of appetitive behavior"|
Bowers 2015 "What is the role of biology in cognitive science?: An answer from Behaviour Systems"
Burghardt 1997 "Amending Tinbergen: a fifth aim for ethology"
Allen 2014 "Models, mechanisms, and animal minds"
Marler 1961 "The logical analysis of animal communication"|
Rendall and Owren 2013 "Communication without meaning or information: abandoning language-based and informational constructs in animal communication theory"
Allen 2013 "Information and uncertainty in monkeys and meerkats"
|10/12||student research presentations||
|10/19||student research presentations||
|10/26||student research presentations||
|11/02||student research presentations||
|11/09||student research presentations||
|11/16||*rescheduled on 12/14*||no class
|11/30||student research presentations||
|12/07||student research presentations||
|12/14||student research presentation||