Photo 1: Graduation Day, June 2004 (BA and BS Degrees from College of Letters and Sciences Majors, University of California, Davis) (Photo by G. Mitchell). Photo 2: A beardless Professor Mitchell 1975 congratulating one of his PhDs, Dr. John Copp.(Photographer unknown).
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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS -TEACHING by Prof. Mitchell
Most, but not all, classes taught at UCDavis Psychology Department http://catalog.ucdavis.edu/programs/PSC/PSCfac.html
|Psychology l80K, Laboratory in Comparative Psychology; Psychology 149, Psychology of Sex Differences; Psychology 112, Developmental Psychology; Psychology 180C, Laboratory in Developmental Psychology; Psychology 2A, Team Teaching in Introductory Psychobiology; Behavioral Biology, infrequent (once or twice a year) lectures to medical students. prior to 1973; Lectures to undergraduate and labs for Psych 198’s and 199’s after 1975; Child Development Graduate group- Graduate seminar (team taught), prior to 1973; Psychology 199’s, Primate behavior research for undergraduates; Psychology 299’s, Primate behavior research for graduates; Psychology 200, Introduction to research for new graduate students (team taught).Psychology 201, Research preceptorships for graduate students;Psychology 198’s, Undergraduate Group meetingson Primate Research; Psychology S149, S112. S41, Summer Session Classes on Sex Differences, Developmental Psychology and Research Methodology, respectively; Psychology 154, Primate Psychology (originated by G. Mitchell);Psychology 41, Research Methodology and Statistics;Psychology 150, Comparative Psychology;Psychology 180B, Experimental Psychobiology;Psychology180A, Zoo Research, General Experimental Methodology with Lab;Psychology 103 Statistics: Advanced Quantitative Description of Behavior;Psychology 15, Introductory Psychobiology.
TEACHING INNOVATIONS by Prof Mitchell Psychology 98 – Developmental Psychology seminar for lower division students (in association with J. Erwin). Use of primate center as instructional facility for lower division students; Psychology 180K – Use of videotape and portable videotape in teaching research; also field trips to Cabrillo College, Santa Cruz, for Northern California Primate Behavior group with informal meetings, Fall 1975 and Fall 1976. Production of films for lectures on primate behavioral development. (See films section of vita.); Psychology 198 Seminar on Humor; Psychology 180B – Research on animal behavior in the Zoo(research on hornbills, gibbons, mangabeys, small cats, flamingos, cheetahs, lions, tigers.); Psychology 154 – Primate Psychology (class originated by G. Mitchell); Symposium for research papers for undergraduates. Consumnes River College. Fall 1976; Student instruction in independent behavioral research at the Sacramento Zoo, 1974-1994.UNUSUAL TEACHING CONTRIBUTIONMentoring of students through the entire research sequence from idea through methodology to publication, and the encouragement of initiative and independence in research in graduate and undergraduate students in less formal and non-threatening informal research settings are important. Encouraging undergraduates to learn how to publish by doing. To learn not just by reading and thinking, but through their own actions.
PROFESSIONALS MENTORED BY Professor Gary D Mitchell
Gary D Mitchell was Major Professor/Mentor for the Following PhD Students
William Redican, PhD,1975; Jody Gomber, PhD,1975; John Copp, PhD, 1975.
Nancy Caine, PhD, 1980; Carol Shively, PhD, 1980s, Susan Clarke, PhD, 1985.
Jill Mellen, PhD, 1980s; Nancy King, PhD, 1980s; Steve Schapiro, PhD, 1980s
Kathleen Morgan, PhD, 1990s; Chris Tromborg, PhD,1990s; Sheila Steiner, PhD, 1990s.
NOT PICTURED – Patricia Scollay, PhD (mentored with Dr. D. G. Lindburg, Anthropologist)
Prof. Gary D. Mitchell as a Secondary Mentor to the Following PhDs Dorothy Fragaszy, PhD; James Willott, PhD; John Capitanio, PhD; Allyson Bums, PhD; Nick Fittinghoff, PhD, Anthropology.
Prof. Gary D Mitchell as Major Professor for these Masters Degree Students
Undergraduate Students who published with Prof. Gary D Mitchell Mary Agar; Maria Aguilera; Makoto Arakaki; Craig Baysinger; S. Bargabus; Sean Benedict; Mollie Bloomstrand (now Bloomsmith); Keith Booth; Edna M. Brandt; Rob Brownell; Chip Caine; Roberta Chinn; Steve Coburn; Sharon Conway; Jane Corkery; Mike Costello; J. Cotton; Latrece Cotton; HilaryCox; Cheryl Davidson; Kristine DeMorris; Lisa Dillin; Leanne Dimungo; Lisa Dole; Michelle Dwyre; Todd Foster; V. Geissler; Beth Goodlin; Pha Green; Kevin Guse; V. Harrison; D. Hoffman; S. B. Horan; Richard Irons; Lorraine Jordan; J. Kaufman; Lynne Kenney; K. Kokkos; Lisa Lofton; T. Lyman; D. Maddock; J. Maddock; D. Mandel; Bonnie Mackenzie; Kathileen Mello; Jonathan Minor; Jane Mobaldi; Todd Nirk; Stephanie Obradovich; Susan Prassa; Gail Risse; Scott Roesch; Linda Schroers; Cara Schumer; Rebecca Shepherd; S. Simioni; Sue Soteriou; Diana Sumner; Valerie Thompson; Dan Tokunaga; Steve Towers; C. Vanovitz; J. Van Tassell; James Wollack; K. Yee. I’ve omitted many names. Send me a card and I will add your name. Prof. G. Mitchell, PO Box 2101, Davis, CA 95617.
Symposium Tribute to Prof. G. Mitchell from Former Students and Two Colleagues (Presented as Part of the Program of the Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the American Society of Primatologists, https://www.asp.org/ , July 11-14, 1990, University of California, Davis)
N. CAINE AND J. ERWIN, ORGANIZERS, JULY 14 (Saturday) PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES IN PRIMATOLOGY
9:00 AM- Maple, T., Toward a comparative psychology of well-being.9:20 AM- Mason, W., Lyons, D., and Mendoza, S., Psychological processes and social dynamics.9:40 AM- Caine, N., Appreciating difference: Psychology’s contributions to primatology as applied to callitrichids.10:00 AM- Fragaszy, D., The view from within: Behavioral adaptability to a psychologist.10:20 AM- Shively, C., The role of psychology in understanding biobehavioral phenomena in primates.10:40 AM- Schapiro, S., and Bloomsmith, M., Applying primate psychology to the behavioral management and well-being of captive chimpanzees and rhesus monkeys.11:00 AM- Erwin, J., Teamwork in basic and applied primatology: The Sulawesi primate project and the Sema environmental enrichment program.
Professor George M. Haslerud of the University of New Hampshire:
All of the teaching experiences above are the multiplied effects of my being taught by an unassuming and caring advising professor, Professor Haslerud, who practiced the teaching profession in a research setting better than anyone I’ve known. He was quiet and erudite and tremendously supportive of every bright student he scouted for and mentored. After he found a promising student, he would boost him/her into an orbit of a lifetime of scientific inquiry.. What follows are references to Haslerud’s teaching, his life and works.
ROOTS OF TEACHING– The Haslerud Legacy.
U.N.H. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH CONFERENCE
To remember Professor Haslerud, the University and the Psychology Department established the special teaching programs described below.
Psychology Department George M. Haslerud