Associate Professor and Director of the Chimpanzee & Human Communication Institute
Office: 118 Chimpanzee & Human Communication Institute
- Ph.D. Experimental Psychology, 1996, University of Nevada, Reno, NV
- M.S., Experimental Psychology, 1989, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
- B.A., Psychology, 1985, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Chimpanzee sign language studies; ape behavior, communication, & culture; chimpanzee care & enrichment; non-verbal behavior
- PRIM 220 Introduction to Primate Laboratory Experience
- PRIM 320 Directed Research
- PRIM 504 Primate Culture and Cognition
- ANTH 313 Primate Social Behavior
- ANTH /COMM 380 Nonverbal Communication
- ANTH 416 Pongid Behavior
- ANTH 498 Special Topics: Chimpanzee Culture and Communication
- ANTH 496 Advanced Readings in Nonverbal Behavior
- PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
- PSY 447 Psychology of Adolescence
- PSY 473 Psychology of Thought and Language
- PSY 495C Research Experience
- PSY 595 CHCI Graduate Research Experience
Affiliations and Appointments:
- Director, Chimpanzee & Human Communication Institute www.cwu.edu/chci
- Faculty, Department of Anthropology
- Faculty, Primate Behavior & Ecology
- Faculty, Department of Psychology
- Faculty, CWU Graduate School http://www.cwu.edu/masters/
- Friends of Washoe, Board Member http://www.friendsofwashoe.org
- Animal Welfare Institute, Board Member http://www.awionline.org
- Advisory Board Member, Fauna Foundation, Chambly, Quebec, Canada http://www.faunafoundation.org/
Recent Select Publications, Exhibits, and other Creative Work:
- Leitten, L., Jensvold, M.L., Fouts, R., & Wallin, J. (In press). Contingency in requests of signing chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Interaction Studies.
- Jensvold, M.L., Buckner, J., & Stadtner, G. (2010). Caregiver-chimpanzee interactions with species-specific behaviors. Interaction Studies. Special Issue of Human-Animal Interactions, 11, 396-409.
- Jensvold, M.L. (2008). Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) responses to caregiver use of chimpanzee behaviors. Zoo Biology, 27, 345-359.
- Jensvold, M.L., & Gardner, R.A. (2007). Conversational use of sign language by cross-fostered chimpanzees. In F.R. Lewis (Ed.), Focus on non-verbal communication research (pp. 237-279). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
- Jensvold, M.L., & Fouts, R.S. (2008). Learning from Chimpanzees: Internships at the Chimpanzee & Human Communication Institute. In R. L. Miller, R. F. Rycek, E. Balcetis, S. T. Barney, B. C. Beins, S. R. Burns, R. Smith, & M. E. Ware (Eds.), Developing, promoting, & sustaining the undergraduate research experience in psychology (pp. 172-176). Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Web site: http://teachpsych.org/resources/e-books/ur2008/ur2008.php
- Jensvold, M.L. (2007). Promoting positive interactions between chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and caregivers. Laboratory Primate Newsletter, 46, 1-4.
- Jensvold, M.L., & Sheeran, L.S. (2006). Ape cognition. In H. J. Birx (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
- Jensvold, M.L., Field, A., Cranford, J., Fouts, R.S., & Fouts, D.H. (2005). Incidence of wounding within a group of five signing chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Laboratory Primate Newsletter, 44, 5-7.
- Fouts, R., Jensvold, M.L. & Fouts, D. (2004). Talking chimpanzees. In M. Bekoff (Ed.) Encyclopedia of animal behavior (pp. 324-327). Westport, CN: Greenwood Publishing Group.
- Jensvold, M.L., Fouts, R.S., & Fouts, D.H. (2004). Assessment of species typical behaviours in captive chimpanzees. Animal Welfare, 13, S245.
- Fouts, R.S., & Jensvold, M.L.A. (2002). Armchair delusions vs. empirical realities: A neurological model for the continuity of ape and human languaging. In M. Goodman & A.S. Moffat (Eds.), Probing Human Origins (pp. 87-101). American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
- Fouts, R.S. Jensvold, M.L.A., & Fouts, D.H. (2002). Chimpanzee signing: Darwinian realities and Cartesian delusions. In M. Bekoff, C. Allen, & G. Burghardt (Eds.). The cognitive animal: Empirical and theoretical perspectives in animal cognition (pp. 285-292). MIT Press.
- Jensvold, M.L.A., Sanz, C.M., Fouts, R.S., & Fouts, D.H. (2001). The effect of enclosure size and complexity on the behaviors of captive chimpanzees(Pan troglodytes). Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 4, 53-69.
- Sanz, C.M., & Jensvold, M.L.A. (2001). Chimpanzee. In C. Bell (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the world's zoos (pp. 248-253). Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn.
- Jensvold, M.L.A., & Gardner, R.A. (2000). Interactive use of sign language by cross-fostered chimpanzees. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 114, 335-346.
- Jensvold, M.L.A. (2000). A review of Apes, Language, and the Human Mind. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 4, 277-281.
- Jensvold, M.L.A., & Fouts, R.S. (1993). Imaginary play in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Human Evolution, 8, 217-227.
- Jensvold , M.L.A., & Fouts, R.S. (1994). Behavioral changes in chimpanzees following a move to a larger facility [Abstract]. American Journal of Primatology, 33, 218.
- Fouts, R.S., Abshire (Jensvold), M.L., Bodamer, M., & Fouts, D.H. (1989). Signs of enrichment: Toward the psychological well-being of chimpanzees. In E.F. Segal (Ed.), Housing care and psychological wellbeing of captive and laboratory primates (pp. 376-388). New Jersey: Noyes.