Department of Anthropology
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.
Primate social relationships; primate social cognition; social learning; communication; capuchins; macaques
In the News
- Lomas Barbudal Monkey Project – July 16, 2010
- Susan Perry launches a website which lets people experience a day in the life of a capuchin monkey – September 24, 2018