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Psychology

Dr. Megan D. Matheson

Professor of Psychology

B.A. (1993): University of Lethbridge (Alberta, Canada)
M.S. (1995): University of Georgia
Ph.D. (1998): University of Georgia

 


 

Courses Typically Taught at CWU:

  • Introductory Statistics
  • Comparative Psychology
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Research in Natural Environments

Research Interests:

  • Primate social behavior
  • Stress and coping

Selected Publications:

Xia, D.P., Li, J.H., Matheson, M.D., Sun, L., Sun, B. & Zhu, Y. (2012). First occurrence of twins in provisioned free-ranging Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana) at Huangshan, China. Primates, 53, 1-5.

Ruesto, L.A., Sheeran, L.K., Matheson, M.D., Li, J.H., & Wagner, R.S. (2010). Tourist behavior and decibel level correlate with threat frequency in Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana) at Mt. Huangshan, China. Primate Conservation, 25, 99-104.

McCarthy, M.S., Matheson, M.D., Lester, J.D., Sheeran, L.K., Li, J.H., & Wagner, R.S. (2009). Sequences of Tibetan macaque (Macaca thibetana) and tourist behaviors at Mt. Huangshan, China. Primate Conservation, 24, 145-151.

Matheson, M.D., Hartel, J., Whitaker, C., Sheeran, L.K., Li, J.H. & Wagner, R.S. (2007). Self-directed behavior correlates with tourist density in free-living Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana) at the Valley of the Wild Monkeys, Mt. Huangshan, China. American Journal of Primatology, 69 (Suppl.1), 41-42.

Matheson, M.D., Sheeran, L.K., Li, J.H., & Wagner, R.S. (2006). Tourist impact on Tibetan Macaques. Anthrozoos, 19, 158 - 168.

Matheson, M.D.,  Fragaszy, D.M., and Johnson-Pynn, J.S. (2005). Response to novel housing in two groups of captive tufted capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella). Primates, 46, 235-240.

Matheson, M.D. & Bernstein, I.S. (2000). Grooming, social bonding, and agonistic aiding in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta). American Journal of Primatology, 51, 177-186.

Matheson, M.D. (1999) Social contact following severe aggression in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta): A new test of the consolation hypothesis. International Journal of Primatology, 20, 961 - 975.

Contact:

Office: 479 Psychology Building
Phone: (509)-963-3668
E-mail: MathesoM@cwu.edu