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USD Professor Dan Moriarty Featured In Scientific American


USD professor Dan Moriarty, PhD, is featured in the widely read "Scientific American." Professor Moriarty worked with well-known professor Lowell Nicolaus and discovered new findings in studying taste aversion and the effect it has on the Mexican wolf. Read the full story here in "Scientific American."

Here is a brief bio of the outstanding efforts Dr. Moriarty has contributed to the science community:

Dr. Dan Moriarty is professor of psychology and has been a member of USD’s Department of Psychology since 1973. His interests are in the area of comparative biological psychology, and he teaches courses in animal behavior and learning, research methods, statistics, evolutionary psychology, and behavioral genetics. As a director and animal behaviorist at the California Wolf Center, Dr. Moriarty is involved in research with, and management and breeding of, captive wolves, including the highly endangered Mexican Gray Wolf. His research has included studies of predator defense behavior, irrelevant drive effects, partial reinforcement and reward contrast effects, and conditioned taste aversion.

In addition, the California Wolf Center was featured on the History Channel's "Modern Marvels" about the origin of dogs. Click here to see staff members interviews and video clips of their wolves.

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