Dr. Roger L. Mellgren

Dr. Roger L. Mellgren

  • Professor of Psychology
  • Email: mellgren@uta.edu
  • Phone: (817) 272-2775
  • Address: Room 508, Life Sciences Bldg.
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  • Description of Research


    Comparative cognition and behavior, applied animal behavior, evolutionary psychology. Currently doing research on sex differences in spatial cognition using human subjects, assessing personality relationships between dogs and their owners, and learned behaviors in two species of sea turtles.

    Representative Publications


    Mellgren, R.L. (1998) Foraging. In G. A. Greenberg & M.M. Haraway (Eds.) Comparative Psychology: A Handbook. Garland Publishing Co., New York, NY, pp. 691-698.

    Mellgren, R.L., & Mann, M.A. (2000). What can a sea turtle learn? Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. NOAA Technical Memorandum MFS-SEFSC-436. pp. 79-80.

    LaBuda, C., Mellgren, R.L. & Hale, R. (2002) Sex differences in radial arm maze task in the CD-1 mouse. Physiology and Behavior , 76, 213-217.


    Mann, M. A., and Mellgren, R. L. (1998). Sea turtle interactions with inanimate objects: Autogrooming or play behavior? In: R. Byles and Y. Fernandez (Compilers) Proceedings of the Sixteenth Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. NoAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SEFSC-412, pp. 93-94

    Mann, M. A., Mellgren, R. L. and Arenas, A. (in press, 1999). Comparative development of green (Chelonia mydas) and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) sea turtles. Proceedings of the Seventeenth Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. NOAA Technical Memorandum.


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