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Marjorie Sanfilippo
Associate Dean of Faculty
Professor of Psychology

Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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Psychology

Psychology

Publications

Highfill, L. E. & Kuczaj, S. A. II (in press). How Studies of Wild and Captive Dolphins
Contribute to our Understanding of Individual Differences and Personality. International Journal of Comparative Psychology.

Zeigler-Hill, V., & Highfill, L. (in press). Applying the interpersonal circumplex to the
behavioral styles of dogs and cats. Applied Animal Behaviour Science.

Highfill, L., Hanbury, D., Kristiansen, R., Kuczaj, S., & Watson, S. (2009). Rating
versus coding in animal personality research. Zoo Biology. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1002/zoo.20279

Hanbury, D. B., Fontenot, M. B., Highfill, L. E., Bingham, W., Bunch, D., & Watson, S.
L. (2009). Efficacy of auditory enrichment in a prosimian primate (Otolemur garnetti). Lab Animal, 38, 122-125.

Highfill, L., Schwammer, H., & Kuczaj, S. II. (2007). A brief report: Can South American
sea lions (Otaria byrona) understand communicative cues during an object-choice task? International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 20(4), 368-373.

Highfill, L. & Kuczaj, S. II (2007). Do bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)
have distinct and stable personalities? Aquatic Mammals, 33(3), 380-389.

Kuczaj, S.A. II & Highfill, L.E. (2005). Dolphin play; Evidence for cooperation and
culture? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 28(5), 705-706.

B.A. or B.S.

Students majoring in psychology have the option of completing a Bachelor of Arts or Science. The B.A. program is intended for students who want a strong background in psychology as preparation for careers in such areas as law, public health, and medicine. The B.S. program is intended for students who plan to go on to graduate school in some area of psychology.

The Eckerd Difference

<strong>Rachel Feinberg</strong>---Atlanta, GA---Psychology

"Eckerd met every one of my expectations and more. Here I can be driven, focused, and able to explore any area I please thanks to the dedication of teachers, faculty, and friends. At the same time, I am able to take advantage of Eckerd's beautiful environment, calming atmosphere, and fun activities to make my education experience an enjoyable one." - Rachel Feinberg, Psychology major