• Naturally-occurring forms of early experience such as play, exploration, and social dynamics
  • Development of communication and social behavior
  • Development of parental behavior
  • Inheritance of environments

Development of behavior in animals and humans with a particular interest in how learning and species-typical experience affect ontogenetic and/or phylogenetic processes. A special interest is in the development of avian vocal communication and social competence. Development of communicative behavior in birds.

Past Affiliations
Biological Science, Neuroscience
PhD, Cornell University, Psychology, 1975
BS, Tufts University , Psychology, 1968
behavioral or social studies psychology infant psychology comparative psychology environmental biology
Animal Behavior Society
Association for Psychological Science