ANIMAL PSYCHOLOGY

First cycle degree in PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: MARCO DADDA

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 9


Syllabus
Prerequisites: basic skills of general biology, psychobiology and genetics are useful to the understanding of topics covered
Examination methods: The final exam consists of open questions. Students will be evaluated also taking into account participation to class work and class papers, carried out individually or in small groups.
Course unit contents: intro
-brief history of ethology and comparative psychology
-approaches to the study of behaviour

the evolution of behaviour
-philogeny and behaviour
-natural & sexual selection
-evolution of sexual behaviour and parental care

Learning & Cognition
-motivation
-early experience and learning
-comparative cognition

Genes & Behaviour
-animal models in genetics
-genetic determinism
-genomes and behaviour

Social Behaviour