Publications of the RTG 2070


  • Dal Pesco F, Trede F, Zinner D, Fischer J (2021). Kin bias and male pair-bond status shape male-male relationships in a multilevel primate society. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 75(1): 24
  • Trede F, Kil N, Stranks J, Connell A, Fischer J, Ostner J, Schülke O, Zinner D, Roos C (2021). A refined panel of 42 microsatellite loci to universally genotype catarrhine primates. Ecology and Evolution 11(1): 498-505

  • 2020

    • De Moor D, Roos C, Ostner J, Schülke O (2020). Female Assamese macaques bias their affiliation to paternal and maternal kin. Behavioral Ecology (2020), XX(XX), 1–15
    • De Moor D, Roos C, Ostner J, Schülke O (2020). Bonds of bros and brothers: Kinship and social bonding in
      postdispersal male macaques. Molecular Ecology 00: 1–15
    • Fischer J, Wegdell F, Trede F, Dal Pesco F, Hammerschmidt K (2020). Vocal convergence in a multi-level primate society: insights into the evolution of vocal learning. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 287: 20202531
    • Rincon A, Deschner T, Schülke O, Ostner J (2020). Oxytocin increases after affiliative interactions in male Barbary macaques. Hormones and Behavior 119. doi:
    • Rincon A, Heistermann M, Schülke O, Ostner J (2020). Testosterone and cortisol are negatively associated with ritualized bonding behavior in male macaques. Psychoneuroendocrinology 120. doi:
    • Stern (née Jünger) J, Gerlach TM, Penke L (2020). Probing ovulatory cycle shifts in women's preferences for men's behaviors. Psychological Science.
    • Schütte F, Mani N, Behne T (2020). Retrospective inferences in selective trust. Royal Society Open Science. 7: 191451.
    • Trede F, Lemkul A, Atickem A, Beehner JC, Bergman TJ, Burke B, Fashing PJ, Knauf S, Mekonnen A, Moges A, Nguyen N, Roos C, Zinner D (2020). Geographic distribution of microsatellite alleles in geladas (Primates, Cercopithecidae): evidence for three evolutionary units. Zoologica Scripta 49(6): 659-667

    • 2019

      • Ebenau A, von Borell C, Penke L, Ostner J, Schülke O (2019). Personality homophily affects male social bonding in wild Assamese macaques (Macaca assamensis). Animal Behaviour 155:21-35
      • Ebenau A, von Borell C, Penke L, Ostner J, Schuelke O (2019). Integrative personality assessment in wild Assamese macaques (Macaca assamensis). Journal of Comparative Psychology. doi: 10.1037/com0000190
      • Eiteljoerge S, Adam M, Elsner B, Mani N (2019). Consistency of co-occurring actions influences young children's word learning. Royal Society Open Science 6, 190097
      • Eiteljörge S, Adam M, Elsner B, Mani N (2019). Word-object and action-object association learning across early development. PLoS One 14(8), e0220317
      • Faraut L, Fischer J (2019). How life in a tolerant society affects the attention to social in-formation in baboons. Animal Behaviour, 152:11-17
      • Faraut L, Siviter H, Dal Pesco F, Fischer J (2019). How life in a tolerant society affects the usage of grunts: Evidence from female and male Guinea baboons. Animal Behaviour
      • Gerlach TM, Jünger J (in press). Ideal partner preferences. In J. J. Ponzetti (Ed.), Encyclo-pedia of intimate relationships and families. Detroit: Macmillan.
      • Herrmann A, Proske S, Volk E (2019). Question-Answer Pairs in Sign Languages. In E. Onea, M. Zimmermann & K. von Heusinger (Eds.), Questions in Discourse (pp. 96–131). Leiden: Brill.
      • Volk E, Herrmann A (2019). Discourse particles – theoretical perspectives. In J. Quer, R. Pfau & A. Herrmann (Eds.), Theoretical and experimental sign language research. London: Routledge.
      • Keupp S, Titchener R, Bugnyar T, Mussweiler T, Fischer J (2019). Competition is crucial for social comparison processes in long-tailed macaques. Biology Letters 15(3), 20180784
      • Kordsmeyer TL, Freund D, Rodrigues Pita S, Jünger J, Penke L (2019). Further evidence that facial width-to-height ratio and global facial masculinity are not positively associ- ated with testosterone levels. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology. 5:117-130.
      • Kordsmeyer T L, Stern (née Jünger) J, Penke L (2019). 3D anthropometric assessment and perception of male body morphology in relation to physical strength. American Journal of Human Biology.
      • Placì S, Padberg M, Rakoczy H, Fischer J (2019). Long-tailed macaques extract statistical information from repeated types of events to make rational decisions under uncertainty. Scientific Reports 9:12107.
      • Rincon AV, Ostner J, Heistermann M, Deschner T (2019). Measuring urinary cortisol and testosterone levels in male Barbary macaques: a comparison of EIA and LC-MS. General and Comparative Endocrinology 15:117-125
      • Schild C*, Stern (née Jünger) J *, Zettler I (2019). Linking men‘s voice pitch to actual and perceived trustworthiness across domains. Behavioral Ecology. * shared the first authorship
      • Stern (née Jünger) J, Arslan RC, Gerlach TM., Penke L (2019). No robust evidence for cycle shifts in preferences for men's bodies in a multiverse analysis: Commentary on Gangestad, Dinh, Grebe, Del Giudice and Emery Thompson (2019). Evolution and Human Behavior. doi: 10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2019.08.005
      • von Borell C, Kordsmeyer T L, Gerlach T M, Penke L (2019). An integrative study of facul-tative personality calibration. Evolution and Human Behavior 40, 235-248.
      • von Borell C, Weiss A, Penke L (2019). Developing individual differences in primate be-havior: The role of genes, environment and their interplay. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 73, 20

      • 2018

        • Brentari D, Falk J, Giannakidou A, Herrmann A, Volk E & Steinbach M (2018). Production and Comprehension of Prosodic Markers in Sign Language Imperatives. Frontiers in Psychology. 9:770. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00770
        • Dal Pesco F, Fischer J (2018). Greetings in male guinea baboons and the function of rituals in complex social groups. Journal of Human Evolution 125, 87-98
        • Gutleb D, Ostner J, Schülke O, Wajjwalku W, Sukmak M, Roos C , Noll A (2018). Non-invasive genotyping with a massively parallel sequencing panel for the detection of SNPs in HPA-axis genes. Scientific Reports 8:1-10-
        • Hammerschmidt W, Kagan I, Kulke L & Schacht A (2018). Implicit reward associations impact face processing: Time-resolved evidence from event-related brain potentials and pupil dilations. NeuroImage. 176:557-569
        • Hammerschmidt W, Kulke L, Broering C, Schacht A (2018). Money or smiles: Independent ERP effects of associated monetary reward and happy faces. PLOS ONE. 13(10): e0206142
        • Joganic J, Dal Pesco F (2018). Frontiers in Baboon Research: an integrative symposium. Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews 27(2), 71-73.
        • Jünger J, Motta-Mena NV, Cardenas R, Bailey D, Rosenfield KA, Schild C, Penke L* & Puts DA.* (2018). Do women's preferences for masculine voices shift across the ovulatory cycle? Hormones and Behavior. *Lars Penke and David A. Puts share the last authorship.
        • Jünger J, Kordsmeyer T L, Gerlach TM & Penke L (2018). Fertile women evaluate male bodies as more attractive, regardless of masculinity. Evolution and Human Behavior. 39:412-423
        • Kordsmeyer TL, Freund D, Rodrigues Pita S, Jünger J, Penke L (2018). Further evidence that facial width-to-height ratio and global facial masculinity are not positively associ-ated with testosterone levels. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology. doi: 10.1007/s40750-018-0105-4
        • Lausen, A & Schacht, A (2018). Gender differences in the recognition of vocal emotions. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00882
        • Oktay-Gür N, Schulz A & Rakoczy H (2018). Children exhibit different performance patterns in explicit and implicit theory of mind tasks. Cognition. 173:60-74
        • Placì S, Eckert J, Rakoczy H & Fischer J (2018). Long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) can use simple heuristics but fail at drawing statistical inferences from populations to samples. Royal Society Open Science 5: 181025 DOI: 10.1098/rsos.180888
        • Shilo R*, Weinsdörfer A*, Rakoczy H, Diesendruck G (2018). The Out-Group Homogeneity Effect Across Development: A Cross-Cultural Investigation. Child Development * shared first authorship
        • Wienholz A, Nuhbalaoglu D, Mani N, Herrmann A, Onea E & Steinbach M (2018). Pointing to the right side? An ERP study on anaphora resolution in German Sign Language. PLoS ONE, 13: e0204223.


        • Arslan RC, von Borell C, Ostner J, Penke L (2017). Negative results are needed to show the specific value of a cultural explanation for g. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 40, e198
        • Fischer J, Kopp GH, Dal Pesco F, Goffe AS, Hammerschmidt K, Kalbitzer U, Klapproth M, Maciej P, Ndao I, Patzelt A, Zinner D (2017). Charting the neglected West: the social system of Guinea baboons. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 162, 15-31.
        • Gutleb D, Roos C, Noll A, Ostner J, Schülke O (2017). COMT Val158Met moderates the link between rank and aggression in a non-human primate. Genes, Brain and Behavior. doi:10.1111/gbb.12443
        • Hammerschmidt W, Sennhenn-Reulen H & Schacht A (2017). Associated motivational salience impacts early sensory processing of human faces. NeuroImage. 156:466-474.
        • Oktay-Gür N, Rakoczy H (2017). Children’s difficulty with true belief tasks: Competence deficit or performance problem?. Cognition, 162, 28-41.
        • Schmid B, Karg K, Perner J, Tomasello M (2017). Great apes are sensitive to prior reliability of an informant in a gaze following task. PLOS ONE. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0187451


        • Dal Pesco F, Trede F, Zinner D, Fischer J (2020). Analysis of genetic relatedness and paternity assignment in wild Guinea baboons (Papio papio) based on microsatellites
          protocols. preprint.
        • Demel R, Waldmann MR, Schacht A (2019). The Role of Emotions in Moral Judgments: Time-resolved evidence from event-related brain potentials. Bio-Rxiv preprint, 541342.
        • Gangl K*, Prüfer J*, Schulz-Hardt S (2019). Followers‘ preference for consideration and initi-ating structure leadership styles: Evidence from the laboratory. PsyArXiv preprint. (* shared first authorship)
        • Lausen A, Hammerschmidt K, Schacht A (2019). Emotion recognition and confidence ratings predicted by vocal stimulus type and acoustic parameters. PsyArXiv, doi: 10.31234/
        • Malem B, Schreiner MS, Begus K, Radtke V, Behne T, Mani N (2019). Prepare to learn. The effects of IDS on infants’ word learning. Open Science Framework preprint,
        • Miosga N, Schultze-Gerlach T, Schulz-Hardt S, Rakoczy H (2019). Selective social belief revision in young children. PsyArXiv preprint.
        • Outters (née Radtke) V, Schreiner MS, Behne T, Mani N (2019). Talk to me: Infant response to infant-directed speech is not just about the input quality. Open Science Framework preprint,
        • Placì S, Fischer J, Rakoczy H (2019). Do infants and preschoolers quantify probabilities based on proportions. PsyArXiv preprint. doi: 10.31234/
        • Schild C, Feinberg D, Puts DA, Jünger J, Fasolt V, [...], Jones, BC (2019). Are attractive female voices really best characterized by feminine fundamental and formant frequencies? Registered report with in-principle acceptance at Evolution and Human Behavior. PsyArXiv preprint.
        • Stern (née Jünger) J, Schild C, Arslan R, Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Hahn A, Puts DA, Zettler I, Kordsmeyer TL, Feinberg D, Zamfir D, Penke L (2019). Do voices carry valid information about a speaker's personality? Psyarxiv preprint.
        • Jones BC, DeBruine LM, Flake JK, […], Jünger J […], Chartier, CR (2018). To which world regions does the valence-dominance model of social perception apply? Registered report with in-principle acceptance at Nature Human Behavior. PsyArXiv preprint. https//
        • Kulke L, Janßen L, Demel R, Schacht A (2017). Validating the Goettingen Faces Database.

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