Faculty Information

Dr. Robert W. Mitchell

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Bob was raised in New Jersey, where his parents indulgently let him raise 100s of fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals in their home. It is not surprising that he studies the psychology of animals! But his interests are wide-ranging, and include history of psychology, philosophy of mind, animal cognition, human development, and sexuality. All of these topics come together in his proposed course on the Psychology of Dracula. Bob has done research on cognition in dolphins, sea lions, apes, parrots, dogs, and humans, and has published edited books on topics ranging from deception, pretense, self-awareness, spatial cognition, anthropomorphism, and ape cognition. Bob is Foundation Professor of Psychology at Eastern Kentucky University. He lives with his spouse and 5 cats in Lexington, Kentucky. He has previously taken several student groups to France and Ecuador; this will be his first study abroad with CCSA.


Email: robert.mitchell@eku.edu


Courses with CCSA

Course list prior to Summer 2017 available by request from CCSA offices.

Summer 2023 — The Psychology of Dracula: Science, Literature, and the Supernatural

Winter 2024-25 — The Psychology of Dracula: Science, Literature, and the Supernatural