Natural Sciences and Mathematics welcomes Gay Bradshaw
Professional Title: Adjunct Faculty
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Animal Psychology, Conservation Biology, Mathematical Ecology
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Teach and Research
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Animal Minds
Education: BA, University of California, Santa Barbara, Stanford University, MSc, Oregon State University, PhD, Pacifica Graduate Institute, PhD.
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions: Bradshaw, G.A. in press. Judgment by Tooth and Claws: Understanding the minds and experience of carnivores. Yale University Press.Bradshaw, G.A. 2009. Elephants on the edge: What animals teach us about humanity. New Haven: Yale University Press.Bradshaw, G.A. & A.N. Schore. 2007. How elephants are opening doors: developmental neuroethology, attachment, and social context. Ethology, 113: 426–436.Bradshaw, G.A. and B. L. Finlay. 2005. Natural symmetry. Nature, 435, 149.Bradshaw, G.A., and R. M. Sapolsky. 2006. Mirror, mirror. American Scientist, 94(6), 487-489Bradshaw, G.A , Schore, A.N., Brown, J Poole, J. & Moss, C.J. 2005. Elephant breakdown. Nature, 433, 807.Bradshaw, G.A., Capaldo, T, Lindner, L & G. Grow. 2009. Developmental context effects on bicultural post-trauma self repair in Chimpanzees. Developmental Psychology, 45, 1376-1388.
Holding doctorates in both ecology and psychology, Dr. Bradshaw discovered Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in African Elephants which led to the founding of the new field of trans-species psychology and animal trauma recovery studies.
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