Franklin & Marshall College Franklin & Marshall College

Roger K. Thompson

Dr. E. Paul and Frances H. Reiff Professor of Biological Sciences
Office: LSP132E


Ph.D., Psychology University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1976, (Comparative & Biological)
M.A. (Honors), Psychology University of Auckland, New Zealand, 1971, (Experimental)
B.A. Psychology, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 1970


 Zentall, T, Wasserman, E. A,, Thompson, R. K. R., & Rattermann, M. J. (2002). Nature’s Turing Test: Concept learning by other animals. Comparative Cogntion & Behavior Reviews.

 Thompson, R. K. R., Rattermann, M. J., & Oden, D. L. (2001) Perception and judgment of abstract same-different relations by monkeys, apes and children: Do symbols make explicit only that which is implicit? Hrvatska Revija za Rehabilitacijska Istrazivanja  37(1): 9-22. [Croatian Review of Rehabilitation Research. (Special issue: Early communication and language development an interdisciplinary approach).

 Oden, D. L., Thompson R. K. R., & Premack, D. (2001). Can an ape reason analogically? Comprehension and production of analogical problems by Sarah, a Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes). In Gentner, D., Holyoak, K. J., & Kokinov, B. N. (Eds.) Analogy: Theory and phenomena. (pp. 472-497). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

 Thompson, R. K. R. (2000). It's history - all the way down: A review of

"The cultural origins of human cognition" by M. Tomasello. Cahiers de Psychologie Cognitive/Current Psychology of Cognition, 19 (5-6), 603-608.

 Thompson R. K. R. & Oden, D. L. (2000). Categorical perception & conceptual judgments by nonhuman primates: The paleological monkey and the analogical ape. Cognitive Science, 24, 363-396. (Invited paper for special issue on primate cognition; Guest editor, M. Tomasello).