Victoria Wobber

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi Different ontogenetic patterns of testosterone production reflect divergent male reproductive strategies in chimpanzees and bonobos
    Victoria Wobber
    Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 11 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States
    Physiol Behav 116:44-53. 2013
  2. doi Great apes prefer cooked food
    Victoria Wobber
    Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, Peabody Museum, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Hum Evol 55:340-8. 2008
  3. doi Testing the social dog hypothesis: are dogs also more skilled than chimpanzees in non-communicative social tasks?
    Victoria Wobber
    Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Behav Processes 81:423-8. 2009
  4. doi Bonobos exhibit delayed development of social behavior and cognition relative to chimpanzees
    Victoria Wobber
    Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Curr Biol 20:226-30. 2010
  5. pmc Psychological health of orphan bonobos and chimpanzees in African sanctuaries
    Victoria Wobber
    Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e17147. 2011
  6. pmc Differential changes in steroid hormones before competition in bonobos and chimpanzees
    Victoria Wobber
    Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Peabody Museum, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:12457-62. 2010
  7. doi Bonobos have a more human-like second-to-fourth finger length ratio (2D:4D) than chimpanzees: a hypothesized indication of lower prenatal androgens
    Matthew H McIntyre
    Department of Anthropology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816, USA
    J Hum Evol 56:361-5. 2009
  8. doi Puberty as a life history transition
    Peter T Ellison
    Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Ann Hum Biol 39:352-60. 2012

Detail Information

Publications8

  1. doi Different ontogenetic patterns of testosterone production reflect divergent male reproductive strategies in chimpanzees and bonobos
    Victoria Wobber
    Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 11 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States
    Physiol Behav 116:44-53. 2013
    ..Our data are therefore consistent with the hypothesis that the ontogenetic pattern of testosterone production can be subject to rapid evolutionary change, shifting in association with species differences in male reproductive strategy...
  2. doi Great apes prefer cooked food
    Victoria Wobber
    Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, Peabody Museum, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Hum Evol 55:340-8. 2008
    ..The results, therefore, challenge the hypothesis that the control of fire preceded cooking by a significant period...
  3. doi Testing the social dog hypothesis: are dogs also more skilled than chimpanzees in non-communicative social tasks?
    Victoria Wobber
    Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Behav Processes 81:423-8. 2009
    ..These results suggest that the dogs' sophisticated social skills in using human social cues may be relatively specialized as a result of domestication...
  4. doi Bonobos exhibit delayed development of social behavior and cognition relative to chimpanzees
    Victoria Wobber
    Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Curr Biol 20:226-30. 2010
    ..The results suggest that these social and cognitive differences between two closely related species result from evolutionary changes in brain development...
  5. pmc Psychological health of orphan bonobos and chimpanzees in African sanctuaries
    Victoria Wobber
    Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e17147. 2011
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  6. pmc Differential changes in steroid hormones before competition in bonobos and chimpanzees
    Victoria Wobber
    Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Peabody Museum, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:12457-62. 2010
    ..In turn, common selection pressures in human evolution may have acted on the psychology and the endocrinology of our competitive behavior...
  7. doi Bonobos have a more human-like second-to-fourth finger length ratio (2D:4D) than chimpanzees: a hypothesized indication of lower prenatal androgens
    Matthew H McIntyre
    Department of Anthropology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816, USA
    J Hum Evol 56:361-5. 2009
    ..We hypothesize that the species difference in 2D:4D between bonobos and chimpanzees suggests a possible role for early exposure to sex hormones in the development of behavioral differences between the two species...
  8. doi Puberty as a life history transition
    Peter T Ellison
    Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Ann Hum Biol 39:352-60. 2012
    ..James Tanner's landmark publication, Growth at Adolescence, was not only the first and most comprehensive treatise on the subject of human pubertal development of its time, its core insights have held up remarkably well over time...