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Research Interests for Vanessa Woods

Research Interests: bonobo chimpanzee psychology

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

Keywords:
Bonobo, chimpanzee, cooperation, xenophobia
Current projects:
xenophobia
cooperation
socio-sexual behaviour
Areas of Interest:

Bonobo
chimpanzee
psychology
cooperation
xenophobia

Recent Publications   (search)
  1. B. Hare, V. Woods, The Genius of Dogs (In Press), Dutton, New York
  2. V Woods and B Hare, Bonobo but not chimpanzee infants use socio-sexual contact with peers., Primates, vol. 52 no. 2 (2011), pp. 111-116 [21127940], [doi[abs]
  3. V. Woods, Bonobo Handshake (2010), Gotham, New York [com]
  4. V. Woods, H. Catchpole, It's True: Pirates Ate Rats (2009), Sydney, Australia
  5. V Woods and B Hare, Think outside the lab: sanctuaries are the future of research on captive great apes, Encyclopaedia of Animal Behaviour and Welfar, vol. In press (June, 2008)

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