Publications

MacNamara, M.  & MacLean, E. L. Selecting Animals for Education Environments. (2017). In N. Gee, A. Fine, & P. McCardle (Eds.) How Animals Help Students Learn: Research and Practice for Educators and Mental Health Professionals. Routledge, Taylor Francis Group.  

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MacLean, E. L. & Nunn, C. L. (2017) Phylogenetic Approaches for Research in Comparative Cognition.  In J. Call, G. Burghardt, I. Pepperberg, C. Snowdon & T. Zentall (Eds.), APA Handbook of Comparative Psychology. American Psychological Association. [PDF]

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Lucca, K., MacLean, E.L., Hare, B. (2017). The development and flexibility of gaze alternations in bonobos and chimpanzees. Developmental Science, e12598. doi: 10.1111/desc.12598 [PDF]

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MacLean, E. L., Herrmann, E., Suchindran, S., Hare, B. (2017). Individual differences in cooperative communicative skills are more similar between dogs and humans than chimpanzees. Animal Behaviour, 126, 41-51. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2017.01.005 [PDF]

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MacLean, E. L. (2016). Unraveling the evolution of uniquely human cognition. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(23), 6348–6354. doi:10.1073/pnas.1521270113 [PDF]

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Brandtzaeg, O. K., Johnsen, E., Roberg-Larsen, H., Seip, K. F., MacLean, E. L., Gesquiere, L. R., Leknes, S., Lundanes, E., Wilson, S. R. (2016). Proteomics tools reveal startlingly high amounts of oxytocin in plasma and serum. Scientific Reports, 2016; 6: 31693. doi:10.1038/srep31693 [PDF]

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Krupenye, C., MacLean, E. L., & Hare, B. (2016). Does the bonobo have a (chimpanzee-like) theory of mind? Bonobos: Unique in mind, brain and behavior. Oxford University Press.

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MacLean, E. L. & Hare, B. (2016). Comparative Perspectives on Lemur Cognition. In E. Palagi & I. Norscia (Eds.), The Missing Lemur Link: An Ancestral Step in Human Evolution. Cambridge University Press. [PDF]

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No evidence for contagious yawning in lemurs

Reddy, R. B., Krupenye, C., MacLean, E. L., Hare, B. (2016). No evidence for contagious yawning in lemurs. Animal Cognition. doi:10.1007/s10071-016-0986-1 [PDF]

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Social inhibitory control in five lemur species

Reddy, R. B., MacLean, E. L., Sandel, A. A., & Hare, B. (2015). Social inhibitory control in five lemur species. Primates, 1-12. doi:10.1007/s10329-015-0467-1 [PDF]

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Dogs hijack the human bonding pathway

MacLean, E. L., & Hare, B. (2015). Dogs hijack the human bonding pathway. Science, 348(6232), 1-2. doi:10.1126/science.aab1200 [PDF]

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Increasing arousal enhances inhibitory control in calm but not excitable dogs

Bray, E. E., MacLean, E. L., & Hare, B. A. (2015). Increasing arousal enhances inhibitory control in calm but not excitable dogs. Animal cognition, 1-13. doi:10.1007/s10071-015-0901-1 [PDF]

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Citizen science as a new tool in dog cognition research

Stewart, L., MacLean, E. L., Ivy, D., Woods, V., Cohen, E., Rodriguez, K., McIntyre, M., Mukherjee, S., Call, J., Kaminski, J., Miklósi, A.,  Wrangham, W. & Hare, B. (2015). Citizen science as a new tool in dog cognition research. PloS one, 10(9), e0135176. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0135176 [PDF]

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Bray, E., MacLean, E. L., & Hare, B. (2014). Context-specificity of inhibitory control in dogs. Animal Cognition, 17:15. doi:10.1007/s10071-013-0633-z [PDF]

 
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Dogs account for body orientation but not visual barriers when responding to pointing gestures

MacLean, E. L., Krupenye, C. & Hare., B. (2014). Dogs account for body orientation but not visual barriers when responding to pointing gestures. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 128(3): 285–297. doi:10.1037/a0035742 [PDF]

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Bonobos and chimpanzees exploit helpful but not prohibitive gestures

MacLean, E. L. & Hare, B. (2014). Bonobos and chimpanzees exploit helpful but not prohibitive gestures. Behaviour, 152(3-4), 493-520. doi:10.1163/1568539X-00003203

 

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The Evolution of Self-Control

MacLean, E. L., Hare, B., Nunn, C. L., Addessi, E., Amici, F., Anderson, R. C., Aureli, F., Baker, J. M., Bania, A. E., Barnard, A. M., Boogert, N. J., Brannon, E. M., Bray, E. E., Bray J., Brent, L. J. N., Burkart, J. M., Call J., Cantlon, J. F., Cheke, L. G., Clayton, N. S., Delgado, M. M., DiVincenti, L. J., Fujita, K., Herrmann, E., Hiramatsu, C., Jacobs, L. F., Jordan, K. E., Laude, J. R., Leimgruber, K. L., Messer, E. J. E. , Moura, A. C. de A., Ostojić, L., Picard, A., Platt, M. L., Plotnik, J. M., Range, F., Reader, S. M., Reddy, R. B., Sandel, A. A., Santos, L. R., Schumann, K., Seed, A. M., Sewall, K. B., Shaw, R. C., Slocombe, K. E., Su, Y., Takimoto, A., Tan, J., Tao, R., van Schaik, C. P., Virányi, Z., Visalberghi, E., Wade, J. C., Watanabe, A., Widness, J., Young, J. K., Zentall, T. R., & Zhao, Y. (2014). The Evolution of Self-Control. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(20), E2140-E2148. doi:10.1073/pnas.1323533111 [PDF]

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Spontaneous Triadic Engagement in Chimpanzees and Bonobos

MacLean, E. L. & Hare, B. (2013). Spontaneous Triadic Engagement in Chimpanzees and Bonobos. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 127(3), 245-255. doi:10.1037/a0030935 [PDF]

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Science Dogs book cover

MacLean, E. L. (Scientific Consultant); Goldish, M. (2013). Science Dogs (children’s book). Bearport Publishing.

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Group Size Predicts Social but not nonsocial Cognition in Lemurs

MacLean, E. L., Sandel, A. A., Bray, J., Oldenkamp, R., Reddy, R., & Hare, B. (2013). Group Size Predicts Social but not nonsocial Cognition in Lemurs. PLoS ONE 8(6): e66359. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0066359 [PDF]

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Variance-sensitive choice in lemurs: Constancy trumps quantity

MacLean, E. L., Mandalaywala, T., & Brannon, E. (2012). Variance-sensitive choice in lemurs: Constancy trumps quantity. Animal Cognition, 15(1), 1-11. doi:10.1007/s10071-011-0425-2 [PDF]

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How does cognition evolve? Phylogenetic comparative psychology

MacLean E. L., Matthews L., Hare B., Nunn C., Anderson R., Aureli F., Brannon E., Call J., Drea C., Emery N., Haun D., Herrmann E., Jacobs L., Platt M., Rosati A., Sandel A., Schroepfer K., Seed A., Tan J., van Schaik C., Wobber V. (2012) How does cognition evolve? Phylogenetic comparative psychology. Animal cognition, 15: 223, 1-16. doi:10.1007/s10071-011-0448-8 [PDF]

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Bonobos and Chimpanzees Infer the Target of Another's Attention

MacLean, E. L., Hare, B. (2012). Bonobos and Chimpanzees Infer the Target of Another's Attention. Animal Behaviour, 83(2), 345-353. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.10.026 [PDF]

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Evidence from four lemur species that ringtailed lemur social cognition converges with that of haplorhine primates

Sandel, A. A., MacLean, E.L., & Hare, B. (2011). Evidence from four lemur species that ringtailed lemur social cognition converges with that of haplorhine primates. Animal Behaviour, 81(5), 925-931.  doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.01.020 [PDF]

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Numerical rule-learning in ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta)

Merritt, D., MacLean, E. L., Crawford, J. C., & Brannon, E. M. (2011). Numerical rule-learning in ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta). Frontiers in Comparative Psychology, 2(23), 1-9. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00023 [PDF]

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Primate location preference in a double-tier cage: The effects of illumination and cage height

MacLean, E. L., Prior, S. R., Platt, M. L., & Brannon, E. M. (2009).  Primate location preference in a double-tier cage: The effects of illumination and cage height. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 12(1), 73-81. doi:10.1080/10888700802536822 [PDF]

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Sociality, Ecology, and Relative Brain Size in Lemurs

MacLean, E. L., Barrickman, N. L., Johnson, E. M., & Wall, C. (2009). Sociality, Ecology, and Relative Brain Size in Lemurs. Journal of Human Evolution, 56(5), 471-478. doi:10.1016/j.jhevol.2008.12.005 [PDF]

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Monkeys match and tally quantities across senses

Jordan, K. E., MacLean, E. L., & Brannon, E. M. (2008). Monkeys match and tally quantities across senses. Cognition, 108(3), 617-625. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2008.05.006 [PDF]

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Social organization predicts transitive reasoning in prosimian primates

MacLean, E. L., Merritt, D. J., & Brannon, E. M. (2008). Social organization predicts transitive reasoning in prosimian primates. Animal Behaviour, 76(2), 479-486. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2008.01.025 [PDF]

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A comparative analysis of serial ordering in ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta)

Merritt, D. J., MacLean, E. L., Jaffe, S., & Brannon, E. M. (2007).  A comparative analysis of serial ordering in ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 121(4), 363-371. doi:10.1037/0735-7036.121.4.363 [PDF]

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