Sara Price

I am a graduate student in the Cognitive Sciences PhD program at Georgia State University working with Dr. Sarah Brosnan. My broad interests span various aspects of social cognition and how social factors affect behavior and decision-making in primates. I am especially interested in the interaction between the inequity response and prosocial behavior, including what social or ecological factors might overcome self-centered motivations to provide conditions in which prosocial behavior would be more likely to occur.

My previous work with primates has included investigating social learning in chimpanzees at the Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research, as well as exploring imitation strategies in orangutans, gorillas, and children at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park. As an undergraduate at
Emory University, I also studied chimpanzee bluff displays with Dr. Lisa Parr at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center.

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Talbot, C.F., Price, S.A., & Brosnan, S.F. (in press). Inequity Responses in Non-human Animals. In Handbook of Social Justice Theory and Research.

Hopper, L.M., Price, S.A., Freeman, H.D., Lambeth, S.P., Schapiro, S.J. & Kendal, R.L. (2014). Influence of personality, age, sex, and estrous state on chimpanzee problem-solving success. Animal Cognition, 1-13. doi: 10.1007/s10071-013-0715-y.

Brosnan, SF, Beran, MJ, Parrish, AE, Price, SA, Wilson, BJ (2013). Comparative approaches to studying strategy: Towards an evolutionary account of primate decision making. Evolutionary Psychology 11(3): 606-627.

Price, S. A., & Brosnan, S. F. (2012). To Each According to his Need? Variability in the Responses to Inequity in Non-Human Primates. Soc Just Res (2012) 25:140-169.