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Dr. Preston Foerder
Assistant Professor
Psychology
Ph.D., The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 2012
  Preston-Foerder@utc.edu
  423-425-2320
  423-425-4284
  350-C Holt Hall

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Degrees

Ph.D., Biopsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience, Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 2012

M.A., Psychology with a Focus on Animal Behavior and Conservation, Hunter College of the City University of New York, June 2005

B.A., (cum laude) Psychology and Drama, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Teaching Interests

Research methods

Cognitive processes

Comparative cognition

Physiological psychology

Learning and motivation

Research Interests

Chemical and biological bases of behavior

Comparative psychology, cognition

Animal tool use and problem solving

Elephant cognition

Recent Publications

Foerder, P., Galloway, M., Barthel, T., Moore III, D. E., & Reiss, D. (2011). Insightful problem solving in an Asian elephant. PLoS ONE 6(8): e23251. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023251.

Foerder, P., Chodorow, M., & Moore III, D. E. Behavioral synchrony in two groups of communally housed captive penguins. Behaviour.

Foerder, P., Briones, J., & Reiss, D. Pre and post-partum behavior in a captive Pacific walrus (Odobenus rosmarus). In preparation for Zoo Biology.

Foerder, P., Galloway, M., Barthel, T., Moore III, D. E., & Reiss, D. Chain of Thought: An insightful problem solving task for Asian elephants. In preparation for Animal Cognition.

Zemon, V. M., Gordon, J., Borukhov, E., Foerder, P., Illin-Schneider, I., Kasten, S., Legatt, M., Pham, J., and Santos, E. (2007). Spatial dependence of contrast response functions: visual evoked potentials (VEPs) elicited by arrays of dots. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 48, E-Abstract 2340.

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