Amanda Shyne

Amanda Shyne, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Bridgewater State College
Bridgewater, MA 02325
(508) 531-2548


Ph.D. Psychology, 2005
Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Masters of Arts in Psychology, 2002
Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 1999
Stonehill College, Easton, MA

Shyne, A. (2006).  Meta-analytic review of the effects of enrichment on stereotypic behavior in zoo mammals.  Zoo Biology, 25, 317-337.

Manuscripts in Preparation:
Shyne, A., & Block, M. The effects of husbandry training on stereotypic behaviors of captive African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus).

I am interested in all aspects of animal behavior.  In particular, I am interested in how training affects animals’ behavioral time budgets.  Does training have an impact on captive animals’ welfare?  In addition to my academic work, dog agility is my obsession.  I have a two year old Border collie (Park Ave’s Public Enemy Number One – Dillinger) who is currently in AKC excellent A Standard agility classes and in excellent A jumpers agility classes.  Dilly and my other dog Mrs. Frisby, an Australian Shepherd, are currently having a blast learning how to herd sheep.

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