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Vanessa Woods, Research Scientist

Research Interests:
bonobo chimpanzee psychology

Areas of Interest:

Current Projects: xenophobia, cooperation, socio-sexual behaviour

Research Summary:
Studying the comparitive psychology of bonobos and chimpanzees. Particular interests are cooperation, xenophobia, and the development of socio-sexual behaviour in bonobos.

Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. B. Hare, V. Woods. The Genius of Dogs. Dutton, In Press.
  2. Woods, V; Hare, B. "Bonobo but not chimpanzee infants use socio-sexual contact with peers.." Primates; Journal of Primatology 52.2 (April, 2011): 111-116. [21127940], [doi]  [abs]
  3. V. Woods. Bonobo Handshake. Gotham, 2010. [com]
  4. V. Woods, H. Catchpole. It's True: Pirates Ate Rats.  2009.
  5. Woods, V; Hare, B. "Think outside the lab: sanctuaries are the future of research on captive great apes." Encyclopaedia of Animal Behaviour and Welfar In press (June, 2008).

Contact Info: 

Rm 004A Biological Sciences, Durham, NC 27703 | +1 919 684 4124 | v.woods@duke.edu | http://www.vanessawoods.net

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