Clive Wynne

Professor, and Area Head, Behavioral Neuroscience
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1104

Biography

Born in England, Clive Wynne studied at University College London and the University of Edinburgh. He has served on the faculty of the University of Western Australia, and the University of Florida, before arriving at Arizona State University in 2013.

His broad interest is in comparative psychology understood to include the evolution, development and progress of the behavior of individuals and groups of nonhuman animals. The behaviors Wynne is interested in range from simple conditioning to complex cognitions.

His approach is behaviorist in his emphasis on parsimonious explanations, cognitive in his interest in rich behaviors, and ethological in his concern to see behavior as a tool in animals’ adaptation to their environments. The specific focus of ongoing research is the behavior of dogs and their wild relatives. In this domain Wynne's group studies the ability of pet dogs to react adaptively to the behaviors of the people they live with; the deployment of applied behavior analytic techniques to the treatment of problem behaviors in dogs; the behaviors of shelter dogs that influence their chances of adoption into human homes, as well as the welfare of shelter dogs; improved methods for training sniffer dogs; the development of test banks for studying cognitive aging in pet dogs; humans as social enrichment for captive canids; among others. 

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Edinburgh, Scotland 1986. Dissertation: Foraging in the Barbary Dove: Optimisation, Evolution and Rules of Thumb.
  • B.Sc. Human Sciences (Hons), University College, London, England 1983 

Research Interests

Im interested in the behavior and cognition of animals in general - dogs and other canids in particular. For more info visit www.clivewynne.com

Research Activity

  • Wynne,Clive*. Enhanced canine odor generalization through concept training in automated olfactometers. DOD-NAVY-ONR(5/1/2015 - 4/30/2016).
  • Wynne,Clive*. SPF-DIANA Development of automated assessments of food odor perception and preference in pet dogs: Proof of Principle. DIANA-SPF(12/15/2014 - 1/30/2016).
  • Wynne,Clive*, Der Ananian,Cheryl, Hooker,Steven Paul. The Effect of Owner-Dog Exercise on Return Rates of Shelter Dogs (ASUF 30006201). ASU FDN(2/1/2014 - 7/31/2015).

Courses

Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 394Special Topics
BIO 394Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 591Seminar
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 598Special Topics
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 394Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 394Special Topics
PSY 394Special Topics
PSY 399Supervised Research
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 394Special Topics
PSY 394Special Topics
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 394Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 394Special Topics
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 598Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 498Pro-Seminar
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 598Special Topics
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
PSY 399Supervised Research
PSY 499Individualized Instruction
PSY 591Seminar
ANB 602Current Issues In Behavior