[MARMAM] Special Issue Announcement - International Journal of Comparative Psychology

Hill, Heather hhill1 at stmarytx.edu
Fri May 6 16:54:47 PDT 2016

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Stanley (Stan) A. Kuczaj II (1950-2016)

On 14 April 2016, the scientific community lost Dr. Stan Kuczaj, professor at the University of Southern Mississippi and Director of the Marine Mammal Behavior and Cognition Laboratory. He was a beloved teacher, researcher, friend, mentor, and colleague. By age 65, this well-liked, respected professor had achieved world-renowned status in multiple disciplines-comparative psychology, behavioral sciences, and developmental psychology. His tremendous success in these areas resulted in a legacy of more than 50 master's- and doctoral-level students working in a variety of fields; he also had hundreds of collaborators from around the world. Stan significantly contributed to and influenced the current direction of these fields and had many plans and research projects still to accomplish.

(Extracted from Memories: Stanley (Stan) A. Kuczaj II (1950-2016), by Heather Hill - IJCP, 29, 2016)


 Special Issue for the International Journal of Comparative Psychology
To commemorate the contributions of Dr. Stan A. Kuczaj, II to the field of comparative psychology, the International Journal of Comparative Psychology is sponsoring a special issue on research reflecting Stan's mission to understand the behavior, cognition, and communication of complex social animals, with a special emphasis on marine mammals. Stan believed in the importance of conducting both observational and experimental studies with animals in human care or in their natural habitats. We are seeking manuscripts for this special issue from researchers who were influenced by Stan and his font of ideas.  Interested contributors should submit an abstract of 250-300 words to Dr. Heather Hill at hdolphin18 at gmail.com<mailto:hdolphin18 at gmail.com> no later than May 31st, 2016. Manuscripts for the special issue will be due August 15, 2016 for peer review. Expected publication of this special issue will be November 15th 2016.

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