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In a new study from the University of Iowa, researchers found that pigeons can categorize and name both natural and manmade objects—and not just a few objects. Ed Wasserman, UI professor of psychology and corresponding author of the study, says the finding suggests a similarity between how pigeons learn the equivalent of words and the way children do.More »
Lucille Howard, a December graduate from the Department of Psychology, developed an interest for psychology in high school. Upon arrival at the University of Iowa, she decided to take advantage of the opportunity to work alongside faculty and became a part of Professor Susan Lutgendorf’s lab.
“I chose to be a psychology major because I took a psychology course my senior year [of high school] and I loved it,” Howard said. “It is something I’m continually interested in. I never go to class and wish I wasn’t there.”More »