Comparative Psychology Lab

Whitman College

Psychology Department


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Welcome to the comparative psychology lab
Here is a look at some of what goes on in Maxey hall.

Pigeons eagerly awaiting the day's work.

A 3-key operant chamber. The classic apparatus for exploring the avian mind. The lab currently has 5 such chambers, each interfaced to a computer which controls experimental events and records data.

One of our hand-built video chambers. Each has a touch (peck) sensitive flat panel monitor for stimulus presentation and response collection. Wally thinks it's funny that his birds get a fancier monitor on their computer than he does.

One of the relay racks that makes it all run.

Operant chambers for student use in rat lab. The department currently has 5 such chambers that automatically apply commonly used reinforcement schedules.

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