Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3

Some Current Research Projects

Canine cognition

Golden puppy

How do doggos see the world?  Amanda Nickerson, MA student, is investigating.

Raccoon cognition


Evil geniuses?  We don't think so.  Cute, though!

Great Ape cognition


Sarah Ritvo and Jeannine Holmes, PhD students, are learning from great apes, like orangutans.  

Polar bears


Dylan McCart, MSc Biology student, is studying the behaviour and hormones of male polar bears.   We are also looking at ways to enrich the lives of captive polar bears. 

Hyenas and lions


With Dr. Zeke Davidson, Zoological Society of London,  Dr. Marc Dupuis-Desormeaux (postdoctoral fellow) and I are studying hyena and lion movement and predation in northern Kenya

Urban Raccoon Behaviour


I'm working with the City of Toronto to look at how raccoons and humans can co-exist.