09382 - Animal and Comparative Psychology

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being Gender equality Life on land

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The course intends to offer a synthetic view of actual knowledge in the field of Etology. From an evolutionary point of view it will be examined the meaning of the animal and human behavior.

Course contents

The course will take place during the first semester (from September to November 2021) at the Department of Psychology (address: Bologna, Viale Berti Pichat 5).

Introductory notes.

Methods of research.

Physiological aspects.


Vallortigara Giorgio (2000). Altre menti. Lo studio comparato della cognizione animale. Bologna: il Mulino.

Teaching methods

traditional didactics.

Assessment methods

Oral examination.

Teaching tools

Projector, Overhead projector

Office hours

See the website of Vincenzo Natale

See the website of Elena Carloni