ucisa awardWelcome to SALMON an award winning website to support students studying evolutionary psychology and behavioral neuroscience:

Main Topic Areas  Supplementary materials 
Evolutionary Psychology   Research papers : Planning & Design
Sex, Gender and Maternal Behaviours   Essay Writing: How do I do it, and why did I get that mark?
Stress,Anxiety & Aggression
Learning strategies & test performance
Animal Behaviour   Study tips:preparing for exams
Drug Dependence and Food Intake   Examples of multiple-choice exam questions
Depression and Schizophrenia How to put questionnaires onto the Internet
Neurotransmitters and Neurotransmission Creating static, dynamic & interactive graphics for the web
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The story behind SALMON (Study And Learning Materials ONline)

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Evolutionary Psychology
  • Evolutionary psychology Sample content: principles of evolutionary psychology: long & short-term relationships; desirable characteristics in a partner; marriage & the family
  • Sexual attraction Sample content: human mating systems; monogamous males & polygamous females; male and female attitudes to multiple sexual partners; sex differences in aggression
  • Behaviour towards family & friends Sample contents: Hamilton's kin selection theory; reciprocal altruism; prisoners dilemma; cheater detection; inheritance of wealth; requesting & giving help
  • Emotion Sample contents: facial expression of emotion; brain & emotion; dopamine & reward
  • Nature and nurture of gender Sample content: sex & gender, gender role & gender identity explained; sex differences in human behavior; hormones & development

Animal Behaviour
  • Animal Behaviour Sample content: ethology, behaviorism & comparative psychology; nature & nurture; development of behavior in birds & fish; prepared responses & taste aversion;
  • Ethological Experiments Sample content: animal perception; sign stimuli, releasers and fixed action patterns; motivation in birds & fish

Depression and Schizophrenia
  • Depression Sample content: signs & symptoms; the catecholamine theory; noradrenalin, dopamine and serotonin; Prozac; drug tests
  • Schizophrenia Sample content: drug treatment; side effects; amphetamine psychosis; dopamine; classic & atypical antipsychotics;

Stress, Anxiety & Aggression
  • Coping with stress Sample content: psychological factors - control, predictability, feedback; coping in combat & hospital situations;
  • Hormones & stress Sample content: brain; hypothalamus; pituitary; adrenal glands; effect of stress on learning & memory
  • Drugs & Anxiety Sample content: measuring human anxiety; drugs, serotonin & anxiety; conflict test
  • Aggression Sample content: ethology, behaviorism & evolutionary approaches; neurotransmitter, hormones & aggression; sex differences

Sex, Gender and Maternal Behaviours
  • Sexual attraction Sample content:  human mating systems; monogamous males & polygamous females; male and female attitudes to multiple sexual partners; sex differences in aggression
  • Maternal behaviour Sample content: maternal bonding; child abuse; hormones & emotions during pregnancy; sensory factors

Drug Dependence and Food Intake
  • Drug tolerance Sample content: drug addiction vs substance dependence; behavioral & biological tolerance; classical & operant conditioning; heroin overdose
  • Drug addiction Sample content: disease, physical dependence & positive reinforcement models of addiction; dopamine & brain reinforcement systems
  • Regulation of Food Intake Sample content: drive reduction & positive reinforcement explanations of eating; classical conditioning and sensory factors; physiological theories
  • Neural Control of Feeding Sample content: dual control & set point theories; brain - lateral and ventromedial hypothalamus; brain & sensory factors
Neurotransmitters and Neurotransmission
  • The Scientific Method Sample content: Darwin; phrenology; designing experiments; psychiatric disorders; Parkinson's disease
  • Neurotransmission Sample content: brain anatomy; neurons; chemical transmission via neurotransmitters; synapse

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The story behind SALMON (Study And Learning Materials ONline)

Paul Kenyon

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Study And Learning Materials ONline (SALMON) is maintained by Dr Paul Kenyon who graduated from Queens University Belfast in 1969 with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Psychology. In 1976 he was awarded a Ph.D. by the University of Reading. He lectured on the biological bases of behaviour and evolutionary psychology in the Department of Psychology, University of Plymouth from 1973 to 2006. He has published papers in psychopharmacology, psychoteratology and physiological psychology. Here is a list of his research publications.

Paul started work on SALMON in 1994 to support his 1st, 2nd and Final year undergraduate students studying the evolutionary psychology, the biological bases of behaviour and psychobiology.

SALMON won the 1998 Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association (UCISA) Teaching and Learning Award for demonstrating innovative or exemplary use of the Web and was a finalist at EASA98 held at the University of Oxford in September 1998. Here are some comments made by previous visitors.

Paul retired from his university post in 2006 and devotes more time than is reasonable to maintaining this website and his lifelong love of all things associated with trout and rivers. He and his colleague Geoff Stephens now operate Fly Fishing Devon which offers fly fishing instruction and guiding on Dartmoor and in South Devon, UK.

SALMON was an EASA98 Finalist

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SALMON materials copyright Dr Paul Kenyon 1994-2014