Coursework by Professor Scott


Neurobiology of Animal Behavior

PS 704 - Spring 2019

In this seminar, we explore the nature of cognition across the animal kingdom.  Our approach combines two fields, Comparative Psychology and Neuroethology, in order to better understand human cognition through the lens of animal behavior.  Selected topics include deception in cephalopods, cultural transmission in songbirds, episodic memory in food caching birds and mental simulations in primates.


Drugs & Behavior

PS 333 / NE 333 - Fall 2019

Comprehensive survey of drug influences on behavior; introduces a neuroscience approach to behavior. Several classes of drugs are discussed, including abused and addictive substances and psychoactive and therapeutic agents.