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  1. Textbooks required 2 items
    1. An introduction to animal behaviour - Aubrey Manning, Marian Stamp Dawkins 2012

      Book Essential

    2. Sentience and animal welfare - Donald M. Broom 2014

      Book Essential

  2. Textbooks optional 3 items
    1. The psychoanalytic model of the mind - Elizabeth L. Auchincloss 2015

      Book Essential

  3. Week 1: Animals and Morality- Valerie Jonckheer-Sheehy: 12 items
    1. Animal Sentience & human exceptionalism 6 items
      1. Cognitive Relatives yet Moral Strangers? - J. Benz-Schwarzburg, A. Knight 2011

        Article Recommended

      2. The psychology of cows - L. Marino, K. Allen 2017

        Article Background

    2. Affective states & awareness 4 items
    3. Morality and personalities 2 items
      1. Interaction between animal personality and animal cognition. - CARERE, Claudio Carere, LOCURTO, Charles Locurto 2011

        Article Background

  4. Week 2: Species Characteristics- Valerie Jonckheer-Sheehy: 2 items
    1. Neuroanatomy and evolution: 1 item
      1. Tinbergen's four questions: an appreciation and an update - Patrick Bateson, Kevin N. Laland 12/2013

        Article Essential

    2. Individual variability: 1 item
  5. Week 3: Learning and Memory- Valerie Jonckheer-Sheehy: 6 items
    1. Introduction: 1 item
    2. Associative and non-associative learning: habituation, sensitisation: 2 items
      1. Pavlov’s Dogs - Saul McLeod

        Article Essential

    3. Insight! Higher learning in examples: 3 items
      1. Tool-Making New Caledonian Crows Have Large Associative Brain Areas - Julia Mehlhorn, Gavin R. Hunt, Russell D. Gray, Gerd Rehkämper 2010

        Article Background

      2. Animal tool behavior: the use and manufacture of tools by animals - Robert W. Shumaker, Kristina R. Walkup, Benjamin B. Beck 2011

        Book Background

  6. Week 4: Learning and training- Valerie Jonckheer-Sheehy: 12 items
    1. Introduction: 1 item
    2. Operant conditioning, shaping and reinforcement schedules: 3 items
    3. Desensitisation, classical conditioning and counter conditioning: 1 item
      1. Using Operant Conditioning and Desensitization to Facilitate Veterinary Care with Captive Reptiles - Heidi Hellmuth, Lauren Augustine, Barbara Watkins, Katharine Hope 2012-9

        Article Background

    4. Training frequency: "The more, the better"?: 3 items
      1. The effect of frequency and duration of training sessions on acquisition and long-term memory in dogs - Helle Demant, Jan Ladewig, Thorsten J.S. Balsby, Torben Dabelsteen 2011-9

        Article Recommended

    5. Can you train an animal by letting them watch their buddy do the same task?: 2 items
    6. The influence of biological predisposition and various other limiting factors such as cognitive and emotional influences and related experiences: 2 items
      1. Conceptualising the Impact of Arousal and Affective State on Training Outcomes of Operant Conditioning - Melissa Starling, Nicholas Branson, Denis Cody, Paul McGreevy 11/04/2013

        Article Recommended Read pp. 300-303, and pp.311-314.

  7. Week 5: Learning and congnition- Valerie Jonckheer-Sheehy: 5 items
    1. Expectations: 1 item
    2. Assessment of cognitive inputs to instrumental and paviovian conditioning: 1 item
    3. The age old question: which specific cognitive mechanisms do human beings share with other animals. and which- if any- are uniquely human?: 1 item
    4. How do we measure cognition in wild animals?: 1 item
    5. Cognition and animal welfare: 1 item
      1. Comparative Cognition Outside the Laboratory - Suzanne E. MacDonald, Sarah Ritvo 2016

        Article Essential

  8. Week 6: Cognitive studiees of free living animals 11 items
    1. Introduction 9 items
      1. Comparative Cognition Outside the Laboratory - Suzanne E. MacDonald, Sarah Ritvo 2016

        Article Essential

    2. Observing free living animals and impact on welfare/wellbeing 2 items
  9. Week 7: Cognition in corvids and parrots 10 items
    1. Readings: essential 4 items
    2. Readings: recommended 2 items
      1. Planning for the future by western scrub-jays - C. R. Raby, D. M. Alexis, A. Dickinson, N. S. Clayton 22/02/2007

        Article Recommended

    3. Readings: background 4 items
      1. Keas Perform Similarly to Chimpanzees and Elephants when Solving Collaborative Tasks - Megan Heaney, Russell D. Gray, Alex H. Taylor 2017-2-15

        Article Background

      2. Gifts of the crow: how perception, emotion, and thought allow smart birds to behave like humans - John M. Marzluff, Tony Angell 2013

        Book Background

  10. Week 8: Signalling and communication- Valerie Jonckheer-Sheehy: 1 item
    1. Dominance: 1 item
      1. Stimuli and communication (Chapter 3 of An introduction to animal behaviour) - A. Manning, M. Stamp Dawkins

        Chapter Essential

  11. Week 9: Social behaviour- Valerie Jonckheer-Sheehy: 3 items
    1. Introduction: 1 item
    2. Reciprocity: 1 item
      1. Reciprocal food sharing in the vampire bat - Gerald S. Wilkinson 1984-3-8

        Article Background

    3. Sex and age: 1 item
  12. Week 10: Quality of life and palliative care- Andrew Knight: 14 items
    1. Introduction: 14 items
      1. Reading essential 4 items
        1. Offering hospice care for pets: - Kathleen Cooney 19/09/2015

          Article Essential

      2. Reading recommended 4 items
        1. In the Shadow of a Rainbow: The History of Animal Hospice - Kathryn D. Marocchino 2011-5

          Article Recommended Read The history of animal hospice- 482-492. This cannot be supplied due to copyright limitations.

        2. Comfort, Hygiene, and Safety in Veterinary Palliative Care and Hospice - Robin Downing, Valarie Hajek Adams, Ann P. McClenaghan 2011-5

          Article Recommended This cannot be supplied due to copyright limitations.

        3. Managing Mobility Challenges in Palliative and Hospice Care Patients - Tamara S. Shearer 2011-5

          Article  This cannot be supplied due to copyright limitations.

        4. Assessment and Treatment of Nonpain Conditions in Life-limiting Disease - Alice E. Villalobos 2011-5

          Article  This cannot be supplied due to copyright limitations.

      3. Reading background 6 items
        1. Quality of life assessment in domestic dogs: An evidence-based rapid review - Z. Belshaw, L. Asher, N.D. Harvey, R.S. Dean 11/2015

          Article Background

        2. Quality-of-life assessment in pet dogs - J.I. Wojciechowska, C.J. Hewson

          Article Background

  13. Week 11: Euthanasia- Andrew Knight: 15 items
    1. When palliative care is no longer enough: 6 items
      1. Reading essential 2 items
      2. Reading recommended 2 items
        1. Death is a Welfare Issue - James W. Yeates 2010-6

          Article Recommended

      3. Reading background 2 items
    2. The human impacts of animal euthanasia: 7 items
      1. Reading essential 1 item
      2. Reading background 6 items
    3. Euthanasia: a mis-used term: 2 items
      1. Reading essential 1 item
        1. I3: What is euthanasia?

          Article Essential Read: I3. What is euthanasia?

      2. Reading background 1 item
        1. Killing the Enviropigs - J.L. Clark 2015

          Article Background

  14. Week 12: Slaughter depopulation and other killing- Andrew Knight: 17 items
    1. Introduction: 0 items
    2. Slaughter: conventional and religious: 9 items
      1. Read: 1 item
      2. Optional reading: 8 items
        1. Humane Harvesting of Fish - Humane Slaughter Association 2014

          Document Recommended

        2. Stunning and animal welfare from Islamic and scientific perspectives - K. Nakyinsige, Y.C. Man, Z.A. Aghwan, I. Zulkifli

          Article Recommended

    3. Depopulation: 4 items
      1. Read: 2 items
        1. Killing of animals for disease control purposes - J.W. Galvin, H. Blokhuis, M.C. Chimbombi, D. Jong

          Article Essential

        2. Humane killing of animals for disease control purposes - P.M. Thornber, R.J. Rubira, D.K. Styles

          Article Essential

      2. Optional reading: 2 items
    4. Wild animals and 'pests': 4 items
      1. Read: 1 item
      2. Optional reading: 3 items
        1. Welfare Implications of Thoracic Compression - American Veterinary Medical Association

          Article Recommended