Faculty Research and Publications: Recent submissions

  • Mather, Jennifer A. (University of WindsorArts and ScienceDepartment of PsychologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2009)
    This paper recounts the author’s experience with giving a Needs Assessment for improvement by university teachers. Subjects were from the University of Lethbridge and the 2008 Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher ...
  • 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 ...
  • Mather, Jennifer A. (University of California eScholarshipArts and ScienceDepartment of PsychologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2006)
    This paper evaluates the development of behaviour from the viewpoint of the intelligent and learning dependent cephalopod mollusks as a contrast to that of mammals. They have a short lifespan, commonly one to two years, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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), ...
  • Mather, Jennifer A. (Kwantlen Polytechnic UniversityArts and ScienceDepartment of PsychologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2008)
    A year ago (Spring, 2007), I was on sabbatical. Being on sabbatical means focusing on my intellectual development rather than that of my students. That also means not teaching courses, but I had been teaching...a non-course. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Netelenbos, Nicole; Gibb, Robbin L.; Li, Fangfang; Gonzalez, Claudia L. R. (Frontiers MediaArts and ScienceDepartment of NeuroscienceDepartment of PsychologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2018)
    Executive function (EF) and language learning play a prominent role in early childhood development. Empirical research continues to point to a concurrent relation between these two faculties. What has been given little ...
  • Netelenbos, Nicole; Bartlett, Jordan; Hanna, Mackenzie; Hu, Yelin; Paulgaard, Melissa; Shi, Yanjun; Li, Fangfang (University of LethbridgeEducationUniversity of Lethbridge, 2013)
  • 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 ...
  • Leca, Jean-Baptiste (University of Chicago PressArts and ScienceDepartment of PsychologyUniversity of Lethbridge, 2015)
    Abstract not available
  • 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 ...
  • Yanicki, Sharon; Paul, Hasselback; Mark, Sandilands; Chris, Jensen-Ross (Canadian Public Health AssociationHealth SciencesChinook Health RegionUniversity of Lethbridge, 2002)
    Background: Few studies have examined earlier discharge in relation to Canadian guidelines for earlier discharge and infant feeding. We addressed differences in readmission (1 year post-discharge) and exclusive breastfeeding ...
  • Abell, Loren; Qualter, Pamela; Brewer, Gayle; Barlow, Alexandra; Stylianou, Maria; Henzi, Peter; Barrett, Louise (PsychOpenArts and ScienceDepartment of PsychologyUniversity of Central LancashireUniversity of ManchesterNeapolis UniversityUniversity of Lethbridge, 2015)
    The current study investigated the association between Machiavellianism and children’s peer interactions in the playground using observational methods. Primary school children (N = 34; 17 female), aged 9 to 11 years, ...
  • Petterson, Lanna J.; Dixson, Barnaby J.; Little, Anthony C.; Vasey, Paul L. (Public Library of ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of PsychologyUniversity of LethbridgeUniversity of New South WalesUniversity of Stirling, 2015)
    Androphilia refers to attraction to adultmales, whereas gynephilia refers to attraction to adult females. The current study employed self-report and viewing time (response time latency) measures of sexual attraction to ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...