Introduction to Primate Behavior

Introduction to Primate Behavior
Overview of primate behavior; the role of parental care on developmental outcome, functional neurobiology, and psychopathology.
PSYCH
387
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPSYCH 307 & PSYCH 309 & PSYCH 310; or NEURO 205; or instructor's consent.
 TaughtWinter
 ProgramsContaining PSYCH 387
Course Outcomes

1. The diversity of primate species and environments

Students will recognize the diversity of primate species and environments, and examine representative species in detail.

Measurement: In-class quizzes and exams on the assigned reading.

2. Specific aspects of primate behavior

Students will examine specific aspects of behavior, including emotion, cognition, language, parental care, sociality, functional neurobiology, and psychopathology.

Measurement: In-class quizzes and exams on the assigned reading.

3. Compare and contrast non-human and human primates

Students will compare and contrast nonhuman-primate and human behavior and environments, and consider the implications for personal beliefs about human behavior.

Measurement: Literature review on a self-selected topic in multiple drafts with peer-, Writing Center-, and instructor-review.