Who We Are

Who We Are

The Eckerd College Comparative Psychology Laboratory (ECCPL) is part of Animal Studies Research Collaborative. ECCPL is directed by Professor Lauren Highfill. Active members of the lab include a highly dedicated group of Eckerd College students interested in studying animal behavior and cognition.

The mission of the lab is to conduct non-invasive research on the behavior and abilities of various species – from dogs to dolphins - in order to increase our understanding of these remarkable animals.

We hope you find this website helpful whether you are interested in joining the lab, applying to Eckerd, or simply learning more about comparative psychology!

Lauren Highfill, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology and Animal Studies

CEC 244

(727) 864-8428


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Professor Highfill with Harry the Sloth

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