Sarah F Brosnan

Summary

Affiliation: Emory University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Monkeys reject unequal pay
    Sarah F Brosnan
    Living Links, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30329, USA
    Nature 425:297-9. 2003
  2. doi A proximate perspective on reciprocal altruism
    Sarah F Brosnan
    Living Links Center, Emory University, Yerkes Primate Center, 954 N Gatewood Drive, 30329, Atlanta, GA
    Hum Nat 13:129-52. 2002
  3. ncbi Socially learned preferences for differentially rewarded tokens in the brown capuchin monkey (Cebus apella)
    Sarah F Brosnan
    Living Links Center, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, and Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    J Comp Psychol 118:133-9. 2004
  4. ncbi A concept of value during experimental exchange in brown capuchin monkeys, Cebus apella
    Sarah F Brosnan
    Living Links Center, Emory University, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, 954 N Gatewood Drive, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    Folia Primatol (Basel) 75:317-30. 2004
  5. pmc Tolerance for inequity may increase with social closeness in chimpanzees
    Sarah F Brosnan
    Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, 954 North Gatewood Drive, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 272:253-8. 2005
  6. ncbi Responses to a simple barter task in chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes
    Sarah F Brosnan
    Living Links, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Primates 46:173-82. 2005
  7. ncbi Partial support from a non-replication: comment on Roma, Silberberg, Ruggiero, and Suomi (2006)
    Sarah F Brosnan
    Department of Anthropology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Comp Psychol 120:74-5. 2006
  8. ncbi Partner's behavior, not reward distribution, determines success in an unequal cooperative task in capuchin monkeys
    Sarah F Brosnan
    Living Links Center, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Primatol 68:713-24. 2006
  9. pmc Old World monkeys are more similar to humans than New World monkeys when playing a coordination game
    Sarah F Brosnan
    Language Research Center, Georgia State University, PO Box 5010, Atlanta, GA 30302, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 279:1522-30. 2012
  10. pmc Different responses to reward comparisons by three primate species
    Hani D Freeman
    Language Research Center, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America Lester E Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes, Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e76297. 2013

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. ncbi Monkeys reject unequal pay
    Sarah F Brosnan
    Living Links, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30329, USA
    Nature 425:297-9. 2003
    ..These reactions support an early evolutionary origin of inequity aversion...
  2. doi A proximate perspective on reciprocal altruism
    Sarah F Brosnan
    Living Links Center, Emory University, Yerkes Primate Center, 954 N Gatewood Drive, 30329, Atlanta, GA
    Hum Nat 13:129-52. 2002
    ..Finally, calculated reciprocity, the most cognitively advanced form, is based on mental scorekeeping and is found only in humans and possibly chimpanzees. ..
  3. ncbi Socially learned preferences for differentially rewarded tokens in the brown capuchin monkey (Cebus apella)
    Sarah F Brosnan
    Living Links Center, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, and Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    J Comp Psychol 118:133-9. 2004
    ..They also fail to learn that the value of familiar tokens has changed. Information about token value is available in all situations, but capuchins seem to pay more attention in a social situation involving novel tokens...
  4. ncbi A concept of value during experimental exchange in brown capuchin monkeys, Cebus apella
    Sarah F Brosnan
    Living Links Center, Emory University, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, 954 N Gatewood Drive, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    Folia Primatol (Basel) 75:317-30. 2004
    ..This sex difference parallels previous findings of greater reciprocity in female brown capuchins than in males...
  5. pmc Tolerance for inequity may increase with social closeness in chimpanzees
    Sarah F Brosnan
    Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, 954 North Gatewood Drive, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 272:253-8. 2005
    ....
  6. ncbi Responses to a simple barter task in chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes
    Sarah F Brosnan
    Living Links, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Primates 46:173-82. 2005
    ....
  7. ncbi Partial support from a non-replication: comment on Roma, Silberberg, Ruggiero, and Suomi (2006)
    Sarah F Brosnan
    Department of Anthropology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Comp Psychol 120:74-5. 2006
    ..The authors conclude that Roma et al.'s study is not a replication and does not disprove the authors' findings...
  8. ncbi Partner's behavior, not reward distribution, determines success in an unequal cooperative task in capuchin monkeys
    Sarah F Brosnan
    Living Links Center, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Primatol 68:713-24. 2006
    ..This ability to equitably distribute rewards in inherently biased cooperative situations has profound implications for activities such as group hunts, in which multiple individuals work together for a single, monopolizable reward...
  9. pmc Old World monkeys are more similar to humans than New World monkeys when playing a coordination game
    Sarah F Brosnan
    Language Research Center, Georgia State University, PO Box 5010, Atlanta, GA 30302, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 279:1522-30. 2012
    ..These results provide insight into the evolution of decision-making strategies across the primates...
  10. pmc Different responses to reward comparisons by three primate species
    Hani D Freeman
    Language Research Center, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America Lester E Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes, Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e76297. 2013
    ..However, in this context such pressures may extend beyond cooperative breeders to other species with pair-bonding and bi-parental care...
  11. ncbi Comparative approaches to studying strategy: towards an evolutionary account of primate decision making
    Sarah F Brosnan
    Department of Psychology, Language Research Center and Neuroscience Institute, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Evol Psychol 11:606-27. 2013
    ..We discuss how these results inform not only comparative psychology, but also evolutionary psychology, as they provide an understanding of the evolution of human economic behavior, and the evolution of decision making more broadly. ..
  12. pmc Chimpanzees play the ultimatum game
    Darby Proctor
    Psychology Department, Language Research Center, and Neuroscience Institute, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:2070-5. 2013
    ..Thus, humans and chimpanzees show similar preferences regarding reward division, suggesting a long evolutionary history to the human sense of fairness...
  13. doi Trading behavior between conspecifics in chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes
    Sarah F Brosnan
    Department of Psychology, Neuroscience Institute, and Language Research Center, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Comp Psychol 123:181-94. 2009
    ..The authors discuss possible reasons for these findings as well as implications for the evolution of barter across the primate lineage...
  14. pmc Responses to the Assurance game in monkeys, apes, and humans using equivalent procedures
    Sarah F Brosnan
    Language Research Center, Department of Psychology, and Neuroscience Institute, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:3442-7. 2011
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  15. pmc Inequity responses of monkeys modified by effort
    Megan van Wolkenten
    Living Links, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:18854-9. 2007
    ..These effects are as expected if the inequity response evolved in the context of cooperative survival strategies...
  16. ncbi How primates (including us!) respond to inequity
    Sarah F Brosnan
    Department of Psychology, Language Research Center, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Adv Health Econ Health Serv Res 20:99-124. 2008
    ..Some of our closest evolutionary ancestors respond negatively when treated less well than a conspecific. Comparative work between humans and other primates can help elucidate the evolutionary underpinnings of humans' social preferences...
  17. pmc Chimpanzee autarky
    Sarah F Brosnan
    Department of Anthropology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    PLoS ONE 3:e1518. 2008
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  18. ncbi Endowment effects in chimpanzees
    Sarah F Brosnan
    Department of Anthropology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Curr Biol 17:1704-7. 2007
    ....
  19. doi Behavioral development: timing is everything
    Sarah F Brosnan
    Departments of Psychology and Neuroscience and Language Research Center, Georgia State University, PO Box 5010, Atlanta, GA 30302 5010, USA
    Curr Biol 20:R98-R100. 2010
    ..A new study has found that bonobos take longer to reach adult levels of two behaviors than do chimpanzees, providing empirical support for the 'paedomorphism' hypothesis among our closest relatives...
  20. pmc Chimpanzee food preferences, associative learning, and the origins of cooking
    Michael J Beran
    Department of Psychology and Language Research Center, Georgia State University, University Plaza, Atlanta, GA, 30302, USA
    Learn Behav 44:103-8. 2016
    ..We discuss broader issues surrounding the use of chimpanzees in modeling hominid behavior and understanding aspects of human evolution. ..
  21. ncbi Chimpanzees are indifferent to the welfare of unrelated group members
    Joan B Silk
    Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Nature 437:1357-9. 2005
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  22. doi Property in nonhuman primates
    Sarah F Brosnan
    Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA
    New Dir Child Adolesc Dev 2011:9-22. 2011
    ..By comparing primates and humans, we gain a better understanding of how human property concepts have evolved...
  23. doi Chimpanzees, cooking, and a more comparative psychology
    Michael J Beran
    Department of Psychology and Language Research Center, Georgia State University, University Plaza, Atlanta, GA, 30302, USA
    Learn Behav 44:118-21. 2016
    ....
  24. pmc Gambling primates: reactions to a modified Iowa Gambling Task in humans, chimpanzees and capuchin monkeys
    Darby Proctor
    Department of Psychology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Anim Cogn 17:983-95. 2014
    ..The primate gambling task presented here is a useful methodology for disentangling strategies of variance avoidance and reward maximization. ..
  25. pmc Developing a comprehensive and comparative questionnaire for measuring personality in chimpanzees using a simultaneous top-down/bottom-up design
    Hani D Freeman
    Lester E Fisher Center, Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
    Am J Primatol 75:1042-53. 2013
    ..This framework, which facilitates cross-species comparisons, can also play a vital role in understanding the evolution of personality and can assist with husbandry and welfare efforts...
  26. pmc Justice- and fairness-related behaviors in nonhuman primates
    Sarah F Brosnan
    Georgia State University, Departments of Psychology and Philosophy, Neuroscience Institute, Atlanta, GA 30302, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:10416-23. 2013
    ..These results emphasize the importance of a comparative approach to better understand the function and diversity of human behavior...
  27. pmc Mechanisms underlying responses to inequitable outcomes in chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes
    Sarah F Brosnan
    Department of Psychology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, U S A Neuroscience Institute, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, U S A Michale E Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Bastrop, TX, U S A
    Anim Behav 79:1229-1237. 2010
    ..These results indicate that chimpanzees are more sensitive to reward inequity than procedures, and that there is interaction between social and individual expectations that depends upon social factors...
  28. pmc The interplay of cognition and cooperation
    Sarah F Brosnan
    Department of Psychology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 365:2699-710. 2010
    ..This paper spans the literature from bacteria to humans in our search for the key variables that link cooperation and deception to cognition...
  29. doi Animal behavior: the right tool for the job
    Sarah F Brosnan
    Department of Psychology and Language Research Center, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302 5010, USA
    Curr Biol 19:R124-5. 2009
    ..A recent study has shown that wild capuchins choose a functionally appropriate tool from a set of apparently similar tools, suggesting a surprising level of understanding of the contingencies of tool use...
  30. doi Comparing species decisions in a dichotomous choice task: adjusting task parameters improves performance in monkeys
    Laurent Prétôt
    Department of Psychology, Language Research Center, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 30303 5010, USA
    Anim Cogn 19:819-34. 2016
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  31. pmc Evolution of responses to (un)fairness
    Sarah F Brosnan
    Departments of Psychology and Philosophy, Neuroscience Institute and Language Research Center, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Science 346:1251776. 2014
    ..We hypothesize that it is the evolution of this response that allowed the development of a complete sense of fairness in humans, which aims not at equality for its own sake but for the sake of continued cooperation. ..
  32. pmc Squirrel monkeys' response to inequitable outcomes indicates a behavioural convergence within the primates
    Catherine F Talbot
    Department of Psychology, Georgia State University, PO Box 5010, Atlanta, GA 30302 5010, USA
    Biol Lett 7:680-2. 2011
    ..Taken with other results, these results support the hypothesis that a negative response to inequity evolved convergently in primates, probably as a mechanism for evaluating outcomes relative to one's partners in cooperative species...
  33. pmc Cooperation and deception: from evolution to mechanisms
    Sarah F Brosnan
    Department of Psychology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302 5010, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 365:2593-8. 2010
    ..The ideas presented by the authors of this volume represent, in many ways, the revolutionary new approach to studying behaviour which is currently underway...
  34. doi A melding of the minds: when primatology meets personality and social psychology
    Sarah F Brosnan
    Department of Psychology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30302, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Rev 13:129-47. 2009
    ..Finally, the authors propose a framework for developing a social psychology inclusive of all primates. Such a melding of minds promises to greatly benefit those who undertake the challenge...