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Jessica A. Mayhew

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Associate Professor
Director, Primate Behavior & Ecology Program

Ph.D. Evolutionary Psychology, University of St. Andrews, 2013
M.A. Social Science (MAPSS), The University of Chicago, 2008
B.A. Biology, The University of Chicago, 2007

Office: Dean Hall 341

Phone: 509-963-3220

Courses Taught

ANTH 110: Exploring Biological Anthropology
ANTH 301: Principles & Assessment
ANTH 312: Human Origins: The Fossil Evidence
ANTH 380: Nonverbal Communication
ANTH 412: Monkeys of the Neotropics
ANTH 416: Apes
ANTH 499: Play Behavior
PRIM 184: Primate Personhood
PRIM 503: Current Issues in Primatology
PRIM 504: Primate Culture & Cognition
PRIM 505: Ethnoprimatology
PRIM 506: Survey of the Primates

Selected Publications

2020    Funkhouser, J.A., Mayhew, J.A., Mulcahy, J.B., & Sheeran, L.K. (2020). Human caregivers are integrated social partners for captive chimpanzees. Primates.

2020    Batist, C.H. & Mayhew, J.A. Lateralization in seven lemur species when presented with a novel cognitive task. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 172: 270-279.

2020    Sacco, A., Mayhew, J.A., Watsa, M., Erkenswick, G., & Binder, A. Detection of neopterin in the urine of captive and wild platyrrhines. BMC Zoology, 5(2): 1-8.

2020    Mayhew, J.A., Funkhouser, J.A., & Wright, K.R. Considering social play in primates: A case study in juvenile Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana). In Li, J-H., Sun, L. & Kappeler, P. (Eds.) The Behavioral Ecology of the Tibetan Macaque. New York: Springer.

2019    Pareja, M.N., McKinney, T., Mayhew, J.A., Setchell, J.M., Heaton, R., & Nash, S. A new identification of the monkeys depicted in a Bronze Age wall painting from Akrotiri, Thera. Primates, 61: 159-168.

2018    Funkhouser, J.A., Mayhew, J.A., Sheeran, L.K., Mulcahy, J.B., & Li, J-H. Investigations of context-dependent dominance in captive chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and wild Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana). Scientific Reports, 8:1908.

2018    Wright, K.R., Mayhew, J.A., Sheeran, L.K., Funkhouser, J.A., Wagner, R.S., Sun, L., & Li, J-H. Playing it cool: Characterizing social play, bout termination, and candidate play signals by infant and juvenile Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana). Zoological Research, 39(4): 272-283.

2018    Funkhouser, J.A., Mayhew, J.A., & Mulcahy, J.B. Social network and dominance hierarchy analyses at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest. PLOS ONE, 13(2): e0191898.

2015    Mayhew, J.A. & Gómez, J-C. Gorillas with white sclera: A naturally occurring variation in a morphological trait linked to social cognitive functions. American Journal of Primatology, 77(8): 869-77.

2007    Maestripieri, D., Mayhew, J., Carlson, C.L., Hoffman, C.L., & Radtke, J.M. One male harems and female social dynamics in Guinea baboons. Folia Primatologica, 78: 56-68.

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