The study of animal behavior naturally crosses boundaries between the Departments of Biology, Psychological and Brain Sciences, History and Philosophy of Science, the Kinsey Institute, and other disciplines. CISAB’s primary goal is to foster the integrative study of animal behavior by facilitating interaction among members of these and other departments at Indiana University.
Many of our researchers study evolutionary aspects of behavior while also studying the genetic, neural, endocrine, developmental, and other psychological mechanisms that underlie it. By taking a synthetic approach, we can ask both how and why an animal behaves the way it does.
Some topics of particular interest to our labs include:
- Behavioral Development
- Behavioral Ecology
- Behavioral Genetics
- Evolution of Behavior
- Hormones + Behavior
- Neurobiology of Behavior