Beyond the projects related to decision-making, we are also interested in social cognition more broadly. Individuals in our lab are studying a range of topics including social learning, personality, relationships, and more applied questions of primate wellbeing.
Hopper, L.M., Holmes, A.N., Williams, L.E., & Brosnan, S.F. 2013. Dissecting the mechanisms of squirrel monkey (Saimiri boliviensis) social learning. PeerJ 1:e13, DOI 10.7717/peerj.13
Evans, T. A., Perdue, B. M., Parrish, A. E., Menzel, E. C., Brosnan, S. F., & Beran, M. J. (2012). How Is Chimpanzee Self-Control Influenced by Social Setting?. Scientifica, 2012.
Salwiczek, L. H., Prétôt, L., Demarta, L., Proctor, D., Essler, J., Pinto, A. I., Wismer, S., Stoinski, T., Brosnan, S.F., & Bshary, R. (2012). Adult Cleaner Wrasse Outperform Capuchin Monkeys, Chimpanzees and Orang-utans in a Complex Foraging Task Derived from Cleaner-Client Reef Fish Cooperation. PloS one, 7(11), e49068.
Hopper, L. M., Schapiro, S. J., Lambeth, S. P. & Brosnan, S. F. (2011). Chimpanzees' socially maintained food preferences indicate both conservatism and conformity. Animal Behaviour. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.03.002.
Proctor, D. P., Lambeth, S. P., Schapiro, S. J., & Brosnan, S. F. (2011). Male chimpanzees' grooming rates vary by female age, parity, and fertility status. American Journal of Primatology, n/a-n/a. doi: 10.1002/ajp.20964.
Brosnan, Sarah F. and de Waal, Frans B. M. (2009). Cebus apella tolerate intermittent unreliability in human experimenters. International Journal of Primatology DOI 10.1007/s10764-009-9366-x.
Brosnan, Sarah F. and de Waal, Frans B. M. (2006) Partial support for a non-replication: Commentary on Roma, Silberberg, Ruggiero, and Suomi (2006). Journal of Comparative Psychology 120(1): 74-75.
Brosnan, Sarah F., Dugatkin, Lee A., and Early, Ryan L. (2003) Observational learning and predator inspection in guppies, (Poecilia reticulata). Ethology 109: 823-834.
Brosnan, Sarah F. and de Waal, Frans B. M. (2003) Regulation of vocalizations by chimpanzees finding food in the presence or absence of an audience. Evolution of Communication 4 (2): 211-224.