Professor of Psychology
Offices and Labs
Room 105 Young Hall
Profile IntroductionEvolution of antipredator behavior, notably predator recognition; development of perceptual and cognitive systems; behavioral ecology; emphasis on small mammals, primates, ungulates, and humans.
|1973||PhD||Psychology||University of Reading, England|
|1966||MA||Design||University of California, Los Angeles|
|1962||BS||Industrial Design||University of Southern California|
Evolution of antipredator behavior, notably predator recognition; development of perceptual and cognitive systems; behavioral ecology; emphasis on small mammals, primates, ungulates, and humans.
Animal Behavior Society; International Society of Ecological Psychology
CBS Grad Group Affiliations
Specialties / Focus
- Behavior Ecology and Sociobiology
Graduate Groups not Housed in CBS
Point Reyes National Sea Shore; Bodega Bay
PSC 155 Environmental Awareness (Fall)
PSC 127 Animal Cognition (Winter)
PSC 180B Research in Psychobiology (Spring)
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Coss RG (1999). Effects of relaxed natural selection on the evolution of behavior. In S. A. Foster and J. A. Endler (Eds.), Geographic variation in behavior: Perspectives on evolutionary mechanisms. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 180-208...
Ramakrishnan U and RG Coss. (2000). Recognition of heterospecific alarm vocalizations by bonnet macaques (Macaca radiata). Journal of Comparative Psychology. 114:3-12
Coss RG and U Ramakrishnan. (2000). Perceptual aspects of leopard recognition by wild bonnet macaques (Macaca radiata). Behaviour. 137:315-335
Hanson MT and RG Coss. (2001). Age differences in the response of California ground squirrels (Spermophilus beecheyi>) to conspecific alarm calls. Ethology. 107:259-275
Coss RG, Marks S, and Ramakrishnan, U (2002). Early Environment shapes the development of gaze aversion by wild bonnet macaques (Macaca radiata). Primates 43, 217-222.
Coss RG and Moore M (2002). Precocious knowledge of trees as antipredator refuge in preschool children: An examination of aesthetics, attributive judgments and relic sexual dinichism. Ecological Psychology 14, 181-222.
Coss RG and Charles EP (2004). The role of evolutionary hypotheses in psychological research: Instincts, affordances, and relic sex differences. Ecological Psychology 16, 199-236.