Date of Award

Fall 12-20-2021

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Becca Franks

Second Advisor

Dr. Joshua Plotnik

Academic Program Adviser

Dr. Diana Reiss


Fish are held in captivity at some of the highest numbers of any taxa, but their curiosity is rarely studied. With this study, we set the groundwork to investigate the presence and nature of curiosity in goldfish (Carassius auratus) via novel free-choice exploration opportunities by creating a “fish tower."



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