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  • Mather, Jennifer A.; Anderson, Roland C. (Inter ResearchArts and ScienceDepartment of PsychologyUniversity of LethbridgeSeattle Aquarium, 2007)
    This paper first explores 3 philosophical bases for attitudes to invertebrates, Contractarian/Kantian, Utilitarian, and Rights-based, and what they lead us to conclude about how we use and care for these animals. We next ...
  • Barrett, Louise; Pollet, Thomas V.; Stulp, Gert (Frontiers MediaArts and ScienceDepartment of PsychologyUniversity of LethbridgeLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineVrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2015)
    [No abstract available]
  • Kuba, Michael J.; Byrne, Ruth A.; Meisel, Daniela V.; Mather, Jennifer A. (University of California eScholarshipArts and ScienceDepartment of PsychologyKoran Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition ResearchUniversity of Lethbridge, 2006)
    Despite the huge numbers of studies published on the learning of cephalopod mollusks, studies on non-associative learning are scarce. We tested non-associative learning (habituation) and exploration in Octopus vulgaris in ...
  • Coetzee, Vinet; Greeff, Jaco M.; Barrett, Louise; Henzi, Peter (Academy of Science of South AfricaArts and ScienceDepartment of PsychologyUniversity of PretoriaUniversity of St. AndrewsUniversity of LethbridgeUniversity of KwaZulu-Natal, 2009)
    Previous studies on facial recognition have considered widely separated populations, both geographically and culturally, making it hard to disentangle effects of familiarity with an ability to identify ethnic groups per ...
  • Gómez, Francisco R.; Semenyna, Scott W.; Court, Lucas; Vasey, Paul L. (Public Library of ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of PsychologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2018)
    Male androphilia (i.e., male sexual attraction to other adult males) is known to cluster within families. Some studies demonstrate that male androphilia clusters in both the paternal and maternal familial lines, whereas ...
  • Barrett, Louise; Pollet, Thomas V.; Stulp, Gert (Frontiers MediaArts and ScienceDepartment of PsychologyUniversity of LethbridgeVrije Universiteit AmsterdamLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2014)
    Does evolutionary theorizing have a rold in psychology? This is a more contentious issue than one might imagine, given that, as evolved creatures, the answer must surely be yes. The contested nature of evolutionary ...
  • Barrett, Louise; Pollet, Thomas V.; Stulp, Gert (Frontiers MediaArts and ScienceDepartment of PsychologyUniversity of LethbridgeVU University AmsterdamLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2014)
    Does evolutionary theorizing have a role in psychology?This is a more contentious issue than one might imagine, given that, as evolved creatures, the answer must surely be yes. The contested nature of evolutionary psychology ...
  • Leonard, Carrie A.; Williams, Robert J.; Vokey, John (OMICS Publishing GroupHealth SciencesUniversity of Lethbridge, 2015)
    Objective: Gambling fallacies are believed to be etiologically related to the development of problem gambling. However, this evidence is tenuous due to the lack of consensus on which things constitute gambling fallacies ...
  • Leite, Tatiana S.; Batista, Allan T.; Lima, Francoise D.; Barbosa, Jaciana C.; Mather, Jennifer (Inter ResearchArts and ScienceDepartment of PsychologyFederal University of Rio Grande do NorteUniversity of Lethbridge, 2016)
    A predator’s choice of prey can be affected by many factors. We evaluated various influences on population dietary composition, individual specialization and size of prey in Octopus insularis populations from 2 continental ...
  • Gonzalez, Claudia L. R.; Mills, Kelly J.; Genee, Inge; Li, Fangfang; Piquette-Tomei, Noëlla A.; Rosen, Nicole; Gibb, Robbin L. (FrontiersArts and ScienceEducationDepartment of KinesiologyDepartment of Modern LanguagesDepartment of PsychologyDepartment of NeuroscienceUniversity of Lethbridge, 2014)
    Executive Function (EF) refers to important socio-emotional and cognitive skills that are known to be highly correlated with both academic and life success. EF is a blanket term that is considered to include self-regulation, ...
  • Mather, Jennifer A.; Leite, Tatiana S.; Batista, Allan T. (Oxford University PressArts and ScienceDepartment of PsychologyUniversity of LethbridgeUniversidade Federal do Rio Grande de Nortehttps://doi.org/10.1093/czoolo/58.4.597, 2012)
    Prey choice is often evaluated at the species or population level. Here, we analyzed the diet of octopuses of different populations with the aim to assess the importance of individual feeding habits as a factor affecting ...
  • Bonnell, Tyler R.; Clarke, Parry M.; Henzi, Peter; Barrett, Louise (The Royal Society PublishingArts and ScienceDepartment of PsychologyUniversity of LethbridgeUniversity of South Africa, 2017)
    In mobile social groups, influence patterns driving group movement can vary between democratic and despotic. The arrival at any single pattern of influence is thought to be underpinned by both environmental factors and group ...
  • Leca, Jean-Baptiste; Gunst, Noelle; Carrier, Lydia Ottenheimer; Vasey, Paul L. (Sciknow Publications Ltd.Arts and ScienceDepartment of PsychologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2014)
    We compared two non-conceptive sexual behavioral patterns (female-male mounting – FMM – and female-female mounting – FFM) across four free-ranging groups of Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata) living at three different field ...
  • Mather, Jennifer (M D P I A GArts and ScienceDepartment of PsychologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2013)
    Our definition of the word 'animal' centers on vertebrates, yet 99% of the animals on the planet are invertebrates, about which we know little. In addition, although the Census of Marine Life (COML.org) has recently ...
  • Krupp, Daniel Brian; Sewall, Lindsay A.; Lalumière, Martin L.; Sheriff, Craig; Harris, Grant T. (Frontiers Research FoundationArts and ScienceDepartment of NeuroscienceQueen's UniversityMcMaster UniversityUniversity of LethbridgeUniversity of SaskatchewanTulloch Mapping SolutionsMental Health Centre, 2012)
    Psychopaths routinely disregard social norms by engaging in selfish, antisocial, often violent behavior. Commonly characterized as mentally disordered, recent evidence suggests that psychopaths are executing a well-functioning, ...
  • Stulp, Gert; Pollet, Thomas V.; Barrett, Louise (Frontiers MediaArts and ScienceDepartment of PsychologyLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineVrije Universiteit AmsterdamUniversity of Lethbridge, 2015)
    [No abstract available]
  • Anderson, Roland C.; Wood, James B.; Mather, Jennifer A. (Inter ResearchArts and ScienceDepartment of PsychologySeattle AquariumBermuda Institute of Ocean ScienceUniversity of Lethbridge, 2008)
    The diet of Octopus vulgaris was determined from the remains of 649 prey items gathered from the middens of 38 dens in a small area off the Caribbean island of Bonaire. Remains of 35 species of gastropod (19% of the total), ...
  • VanderLaan, Doug P.; Forrester, Deanna L.; Petterson, Lanna J.; Vasey, Paul L. (Public Library of ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of PsychologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2012)
    Androphilia refers to sexual attraction to adult males, whereas gynephilia refers to sexual attraction to adult females. Male androphilia is an evolutionary paradox. Its development is at least partially influenced by ...
  • Patel, Biren A.; Horner, Angela M.; Thompson, Nathan E.; Barrett, Louise; Henzi, Peter (Public Library of ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of PsychologyUniversity of Southern CaliforniaBrown UniversityStony Brook UniversityUniversity of LethbridgeUniversity of South Africa, 2013)
    Large-scale interspecific studies of mammals ranging between 0.04–280 kg have shown that larger animals walk with more extended limb joints. Within a taxon or clade, however, the relationship between body size and joint ...
  • Pasternak, Graham M.; Brown, Leslie R.; Kienzle, Stefan W.; Fuller, Andrea; Barrett, Louise; Henzi, Peter (South African National Parks, Suid-Afrikaanse Nasionale ParkeArts and ScienceDepartment of PsychologyDepartment of GeographyUniversity of LethbridgeUniversity of South AfricaUniversity of the Witwatersrand, 2013)
    Narrow riparian woodlands along non-perennial streams have made it possible for vervet monkeys to penetrate the semi-arid karoo ecosystem of South Africa, whilst artificial water points have more recently allowed these ...