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Animal Psychology

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Shannon Holleran, PhD.
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In this class, we will cover how psychologists study animal behavior.

Class Experience

US Grade 5 - 8
Beginner Level
4 lessons//2 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Goldfish
How do goldfish navigate their environment? Learn about a study where researchers build a "goldfish-driven" car!
Lesson 2
Reptiles
Can reptiles perceive visual illusions? Researchers tested both tortoises and bearded dragons.
 Week 2
Lesson 3
Gorillas
Do gorillas experience yawn contagion? Do gorillas yawn when they see another gorilla yawn?
Lesson 4
Pangolins
How do pangolins track prey? Learn about an endangered species and how psychologists are helping with conservation.
I have a PhD in psychology from the University of Arizona. I've taught college course for over 10 years.
I will use articles from journals such as Journal of Comparative Psychology (https://psycnet.apa.org/PsycARTICLES/journal/com/135/3)  and Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition (https://psycnet.apa.org/PsycARTICLES/journal/xan/47/4).
Joined June, 2021
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Teacher expertise and credentials
Doctoral Degree in Psychology from University of Arizona
Welcome! I'm a social/personality psychologist. This means I look at how the people around us and our personality traits impact our thoughts, feelings, and behavior.

I'm passionate about making psychology relatable to everyday life. In my... 
Self-Paced Class

$13

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4 pre-recorded lessons
2 weeks of teacher support
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1 year of access to the content

Completed by 14 learners
Ages: 10-15

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