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Lauren Highfill
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Highfill, L., Fad, O., Makecha, R., & Kuczaj, S. (2013). Brief report: Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) may demonstrate stable personalities. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 26, 233-240.

Kuczaj, S.A. II, Highfill, L., & Byerly, H. (2012). The importance of considering context in the assessment of personality characteristics: Evidence from ratings of dolphin personality. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 25, 309-329.

Kuczaj, S. A. II, Highfill, L. E., Makecha, R. N., & Byerly, H. C. (2012). Why do dolphins smile? A comparative perspective on dolphin emotions and emotional expressions. In S. Watanabe & S. Kuczaj (Eds.), Comparative perspective of human and animal emotion (pp. 63-85). New York: Springer.

Kuczaj, S. A. II, Yeater, D., & Highfill, L. (2012). How selective is social learning in dolphins? International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 25, 221-236.

Beran, M. J. & Highfill, L. E. (2011). Paying more attention to what (some) nonhuman animals and (some) humans can do: An introduction to the special issue on individual differences in comparative psychology. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 24, 1-3.

Highfill, L. E. & Kuczaj, S. A. II (2010). How studies of wild and captive dolphins contribute to our understanding of individual differences and personality. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 23, 269-277.

Zeigler-Hill, V., & Highfill, L. (2010). Applying the interpersonal circumplex to the behavioral  styles of dogs and cats. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 124, 104-112.

Highfill, L., Hanbury, D., Kristiansen, R., Kuczaj, S., & Watson, S. (2010). Rating versus coding in animal personality research. Zoo Biology. 29, 509-516.

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, 368-373.

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

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

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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.

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