Susan Perry


Susan Perry

Department of Anthropology

Research Interest

I am interested in the evolution of primate social behavior and cognition. My past research has included work on mate choice in macaques, and the dynamics of social relationships in wild white-faced capuchin monkeys. Current research includes work on social traditions in capuchins, and communication (particularly communication about social relationships). I maintain a long-term capuchin monkey field site in Lomas Barbudal, Costa Rica. I regularly teach undergraduate courses in primate behavior and the evolution of human behavior.

Research Topics

Primate social relationships; primate social cognition; social learning; communication; capuchins; macaques

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