Sara Shettleworth

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Sara Shettleworth is an American-born, Canadian experimental psychologist and zoologist. Her research focusses on animal cognition. She is a professor of psychology and ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Toronto.

Shettleworth's research focuses on adaptive specializations of learning and the evolution of cognition. She has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Visiting Fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford University, and an American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientist Lecturer.[1] Her research has been supported continuously since 1974 by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.[2]

Shettleworth was honoured by the Comparative Cognition Society at their 2008 annual meeting for her contributions to the study of animal cognition.[3] In 2012 the Canadian Society For Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science honoured her with the Donald Hebb award for her distinguished contributions to psychological science.[4]


  1. ^ APA Distinguished Scientist Lecturer Program
  2. ^ People in the Shettleworth Lab
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-07-04. Retrieved 2008-03-16.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-08-24. Retrieved 2012-05-22.
  • Shettleworth, S. J. 1998. Cognition, Evolution and Behavior, 1st edn. New York: Oxford University Press. (2nd edn., 2009).

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