Professor of Psychology
Office: PAIS 369
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Department of Psychology
36 Eagle Row
Atlanta, GA 30322
Dr. Hampton received his B.A. in Psychology from Macalester College in 1988. He did his graduate work in Psychology at University of Toronto, completing his Ph.D. in 1995. He continued his training at the National Institute of Mental Health as a Training Fellow from 1996 to 2000 and a Research Fellow from 2000 to 2004.
- Associate Research Professor of Psychobiology, Yerkes National Primate Research Center
- Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology (NBB)
- Center for Behavioral Neuroscience
- PSYC 110: Introduction to Psychology I: Psychobiology and Cognition
- Psych 385: Coyotes, Raccoons, & Opossums: Behavior, Evolution, Cognition & Co-Existence
- Psyc 730: Mechanisms of Learning
- PSYC 770: Mechanisms of Behavior II
Comparative psychology, focusing on birds and nonhuman primates. Neurobiology of learning, memory, and metacognition in nonhuman primates.
Our lab studies cognition generally, with a focus on memory and metacognition. We study these topics using computerized tests with monkeys in the laboratory and in large social groups at the Yerkes field station, and with apes at Zoo Atlanta. We also study cognition in free-living wild birds using similar technology.