Evan L MacLean

Evan L MacLean

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology

External address: 
Box 90383 Biological Sciences, Evolutionary Anthropology, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90999, Durham, NC 27708-0999
(919) 660-7294


Degrees & Credentials

  • Ph.D., Duke University 2012

Selected Grants

Ontogeny and Heritability of Cognitive and Behavioral Traits Linked to Success as a Military Working Dog awarded by Office of Naval Research (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2017

Salivary Oxytocin and Vasopressin in Domestic Dogs: Methodological Validation and Response to Human-Animal Interaction awarded by Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2017

Cognitive Predictors of Assistance Dog Success awarded by American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2016

Roles of Oxytocin and Vasopressin in Canine Aggression awarded by Stanton Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2015

Representation of Number in Primates awarded by National Institute of Mental Health (Research Associate). 2005 to 2011

MacLean, EL, Hare, B, Nunn, CL, Addessi, E, Amici, F, Anderson, RC, Aureli, F, Baker, JM, Bania, AE, Barnard, AM, Boogert, NJ, Brannon, EM, Bray, EE, Bray, J, Brent, LJN, Burkart, JM, Call, J, Cantlon, JF, Cheke, LG, Clayton, NS, Delgado, MM, DiVincenti, LJ, Fujita, K, Herrmann, E, Hiramatsu, C, Jacobs, LF, Jordan, KE, Laude, JR, Leimgruber, KL, Messer, EJE, Moura, ACDA, Ostojić, L, Picard, A, Platt, ML, Plotnik, JM, Range, F, Reader, SM, Reddy, RB, Sandel, AA, Santos, LR, Schumann, K, Seed, AM, Sewall, KB, Shaw, RC, Slocombe, KE, Su, Y, Takimoto, A, Tan, J, Tao, R, van Schaik, CP, Virányi, Z, Visalberghi, E, Wade, JC, Watanabe, A, Widness, J, Young, JK, Zentall, TR, and Zhao, Y. "The evolution of self-control." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111.20 (May 2014): E2140-E2148. Full Text

MacLean, E, and Hare, B. "Spontaneous Triadic Engagement in Bonobos (Pan paniscus) and Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)." JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE PSYCHOLOGY 127.3 (August 2013): 245-255. Full Text

MacLean, EL, Matthews, LJ, Hare, BA, Nunn, CL, Anderson, RC, Aureli, F, Brannon, EM, Call, J, Drea, CM, Emery, NJ, Haun, DBM, Herrmann, E, Jacobs, LF, Platt, ML, Rosati, AG, Sandel, AA, Schroepfer, KK, Seed, AM, Tan, J, van Schaik, CP, and Wobber, V. "How does cognition evolve? Phylogenetic comparative psychology." Animal Cognition 15.2 (March 2012): 223-238. Full Text Open Access Copy

MacLean, EL, and Hare, B. "Bonobos and chimpanzees infer the target of another's attention." Animal Behaviour 83.2 (February 1, 2012): 345-353. Full Text

MacLean, EL, Mandalaywala, TM, and Brannon, EM. "Variance-sensitive choice in lemurs: constancy trumps quantity." Anim Cogn 15.1 (January 2012): 15-25. Full Text

MacLean, EL, and Hare, B. "Spontaneous Triadic Engagement in Chimpanzees and Bonobos." Journal of Comparative Psychology (2012). (Academic Article)

Sandel, AA, MacLean, EL, and Hare, B. "Evidence from four lemur species that ringtailed lemur social cognition converges with that of haplorhine primates." Animal Behaviour 81.5 (May 1, 2011): 925-931. Full Text

MacLean, EL, Mandalaywala, T, and Brannon, E. "Variance-sensitive choice in lemurs: Constancy trumps quantity." Animal Cognition 15.1 (2011): 1-11. (Academic Article)

Merritt, D, MacLean, E, Crawford, JC, and Brannon, EM. "Numerical rule-learning in ring-tailed Lemurs (Lemur catta)." Frontiers in Comparative Psychology 2.23 (2011): 1-9. (Academic Article)

MacLean, EL, Barrickman, NL, Johnson, EM, and Wall, CE. "Sociality, ecology, and relative brain size in lemurs." J Hum Evol 56.5 (May 2009): 471-478. Full Text