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Tags: behavior

Wed, 10/13/2021 - 11:29am
Many animals recognize the voices of members of their own species, and some can even recognize those of other species, such as humans. But it turns out a few animals, such as gorillas, can not only recognize familiar voices but also connect those voices to pleasant or not so pleasant memories. A new study from the University of Georgia is the first to show that gorillas are able to recognize familiar human voices based on their relationship with…
Wed, 10/17/2018 - 10:53am
Millions of years ago, before humans became fully bipedal, ancestral hominins used stones to break bones and nuts, probably while standing upright. A new study from the Primate Cognition and Behavior Lab in the department of psychology published today by the Royal Society journal Proceedings B documents how contemporary bearded capuchin monkeys likewise use stones to break nuts: [B]ecause the fossil record is fragmentary and reconstructing…
Mon, 10/01/2018 - 12:23pm
A new podcast series created by 17 senior psychology majors in the Psych 5100 class under the supervision of associate professor Michelle vanDellen and her Motivation and Behavior Laboratory, GoalDiggerz investigates the psychology of goals and self-regulation. Follow us on this journey as we blast expectations, sift through ideas, and uncover nuggets of knowledge. In their first episode, Astronauts to Accountants: We'll explain how we go from…
Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:50am
The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences wishes you a very Happy Thanksgiving. Classes resume November 27.
Wed, 11/23/2016 - 11:51am
The last several weeks have been challenging along several axes - from campus to the entire country, the values that affirm our commitment to each other and a better future have been under the microscope. What do we want that future to look like? What direction will the United States take under the new leadership? We don't know the consensus on these questions as yet. But we do know that the campus community, committed to openness and inclusion…
Wed, 11/25/2015 - 3:45pm
The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving. We hope you enjoy the break with friends and family.  Image: Stegeman Coliseum in the fall, courtesy of UGA photographic services.

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