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Colloquium - Dr. Thomas Zentall "Suboptimal choice by pigeons: An analog of human gambling behavior" - Location: Pamplin 31


Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 03:30

Thomas R. Zentall is University Research Professor and DiSilvestro Professor of Arts and Sciences in Psychology at the University of Kentucky. He has been a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the Université de Lille, France, and a Visiting Professor at the Universidad de Sevilla, Spain and at Keio University, Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Zentall received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. He has served as the President of the Division of Experimental Psychology and the Division of Comparative and Behavioral Neuroscience of the American Psychological Association, as the Chair of the Governing Board of the Psychonomic Society, as the President of the Comparative Cognition Society, as the President of the Eastern Psychological Association, and as the President of the Midwestern Psychological Association. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. He has published research in the area of comparative cognition, learning, concept learning, social learning, timing, and suboptimal choice including gambling behavior.