- Comparative Psychology Lab
Associate Dean of Faculty
Associate Professor of Psychology
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
local: (727) 864-7562
toll-free: (800) 456-9009
Comparative Psychology Lab
The laboratory is housed within the Department of Psychology and is directed by Professor Lauren Highfill. Active members of the lab include a highly dedicated group of Eckerd College students interested in the field of comparative psychology.
Comparative psychology is a branch of psychology which examines the similarities and differences between various species – both human and non-human – to gain a better understanding of evolutionary relationships. Studying animals and their behavior not only helps us understand more about the species itself, but can lead to a deeper understanding of human psychology.
The mission of the lab is to conduct non-invasive research on the behavior and abilities of various species – from dogs to dolphins - in order to increase our understanding of these remarkable animals.
We hope you find this website helpful whether you are interested in joining the lab, applying to Eckerd, or simply learning more about comparative psychology!