Michele Petracca

mpetracc [at] NebrWesleyan.edu
Smith-Curtis 340A
Office hours: 

Tues/Thurs 9:00-10:00 am


University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Ph.D., Neuroscience and Behavior expected by May 2014

California State University San Marcos
M.A., Experimental Psychology, May 2010

Northern Arizona University
B.S., Psychology with minor in Biology, December 2006

Courses taught: 

Psych 110 Psychological Statistics
Psych 215 Psychopharmacology

Course schedule: 

Psych 110 Psychological Statistics MWF 11:00-11:50
Lab Th 11:00-11:50
Psych 215 Psychopharmacology TTh 12:10-1:50

Research and academic interests: 

Animal behavior and communication, social behavior, antipredator behavior, call function, geographic variation, individual vocal signatures, neuroendocrinology, cortisol

Petracca, M. M., and Caine, N. G. (2013). Alarm calls of marmosets (Callithrix geoffroyi) to snakes and perched-raptors. International Journal of Primatology, 34, 337-348. doi: 10.1007/s10764-013-9662-3

Professional and community affiliations, certifications and awards: 

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Graduate Student Teaching Award, 2013
California State University, Doctoral Incentive Program, 2010-2013
Cornell Lab of Ornithology Sound Analysis Certificate, Spring 2010
Cornell Lab of Ornithology Natural Sound Recording Certificate, Summer 2009
Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholar, 2009-2010