Claudia Thompson

Claudia Thompson

Associate Professor

Department/Affiliation: Psychology
Phone: 330-263-2461
Office Address: 120 Morgan
Email

Degrees

  • B.A., University of Delaware 1975
  • Ph.D., Brown University 1980

Courses Taught

  • PSYC 240: Animal Cognition
  • PSYC 395: History and Systems of Psychology
  • PSYC 401: Research Methods for I.S.
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Learning and Behavior
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Hemispheric Specialization
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Comparative Psychology
  • First-Year Seminars

I.S. Projects

  • Projects with Cebus apella monkeys in complex learning,social behavior and handedness
  • Projects in Developmental and Cognitive/Educational topics with children
  • Projects related to psychological processes in Music, Dance, and the Visual Arts
  • Projects in animal learning and behavior

Publications

  • “Demand for Dexterity Influences Hand Preference in Cebus apella Monkeys” with
    C.O.W. sophomore research and HHMI students Leah Michelson and Akhil Banthia, Annual Meetings of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C., May 2007.
  • “The Influence of Humans’ Observations of Capuchin Tool Use on Environmental
    Awareness”, with Senior I.S. student Christine Cassella, Annual Meetings of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C., May 2007.
  • “Handedness in Cebus apella Monkeys as Related to Manual and Spatial Task
    Complexity”, with Senior I.S. student Christine Cassella, Annual Meetings of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C., May 2007.
  • “Self-Control in Cebus apella Monkeys: Test of the Limited Resource Model”, with
    Senior I.S. student Leah Michelson, Annual Meetings of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, May 2008.
  • “Bimanual Tasks Requiring Greater Dexterity Produce Stronger Right-Handedness
    in Cebus Monkeys”, with Sophomore Research and HHMI students Jessica Winchell and Rebecca Thomas, Annual Meetings of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, May 2008.
  • “Brain Structures Differ Among Tool Using and Non-Tool Using Capuchin Monkeys”, with Kimberley A. Phillips ,Courtney A. Sobieski ,and Chet C.
    Sherwood , at annual Society for Neuroscience meetings, Washington, D.C., November 15-19, 2008.
  • “Metacognitive Strategies of Teaching and Learning in Introductory Psychology
    Classes”, paper presented at the Third Annual National Meeting on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN, March 6-8, 2009.
  • “Effects of Manual and Spatial Difficulty on Handedness in Monkeys”, with
    Sophomore Research student Danielle Behnke, Annual Meetings of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, April 29 – May 2, 2009.
  • “Hand Preference in Cebus apella Monkeys in Sequential Manual Tasks”, with
    HHMI Summer Research Student Rachel Gaines, Annual Meetings of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, April 29 – May 2, 2009.
  • “Handedness of Cebus apella Monkeys in Unimanual and Bimanual Tasks: Support
    for the Postural Support Theory”, with Senior I.S. Student Jessica Winchell, Annual Meetings of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, April 29 – May 2, 2009.
  • “Task Variables Affect Causal Inference in Cebus apella Monkeys”, with HHMI
    Summer Research student Allison Kibler-Campbell, Annual Meetings of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, April 28 – May 1, 2010.
  • “Handedness in Cebus apella Monkeys Increases in a Sequential Task” , with
    Sophomore Summer Research student Michelle Mate, Annual Meetings of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, April 28 – May 1, 2010