Christina Perazio

As an assistant lecturer in the Psychology department at UNE, I teach courses for students enrolled in all 3 of our majors, with a focus on courses for the animal behavior major. These courses include animal cognition, comparative animal behavior, introduction to methods and techniques in animal behavior, psychology statistics and research methods, and introduction to psychology. My graduate studies in experimental psychology focused on the association between sound and behavior in cetaceans, and for the past 5 years I have lead research initiatives aimed at understanding the structure and function of humpback whale song. 



University of Southern Mississippi



University of New England



animal communication

cetacean social behavior and communication

acoustic communication

interaction of sound and behavior

humpback whale song


Selected Publications


Perazio, C., & Kuczaj II, S. A. (2017). Vocalizations produced by bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) during mouth actions in aggressive and non-aggressive contexts. International Journal of Comparative Psychology.


Perazio, C. E., Zapetis, M. E., Roberson, D., Botero-Acosta, N., & Kuczaj, S. (2017). Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, song during the breeding season in Tribugá's Gulf, Colombian Pacific. Madagascar Conservation & Development, 0. 


Dzieweczynski, T. L., Gill, C., & Perazio, C. (2012). Opponent familiarity influences the audience effect in male-male interactions in Siamese fighting fish. Animal Behaviour, 83(5), 1219-1224.


Dzieweczynski, T. L., & Perazio, C. (2012). I know you: familiarity with an audience influences male-male interactions in Siamese fighting fish, Betta spendensBehavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 66(9), 1277-1284.

Christina Perazio

Christina Perazio


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Assistant Lecturer, Animal Behavior Major

Biddeford Campus

Decary Hall

(207) 602-2785

On Campus