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

Cognitive Predictors of Assistance Dog Success awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2016

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

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

MacLean, Evan L., et al. “The evolution of self-control..” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, vol. 111, no. 20, May 2014, pp. E2140–48. Pubmed, doi:10.1073/pnas.1323533111. Full Text

MacLean, Evan, and Brian Hare. “Spontaneous triadic engagement in bonobos (Pan paniscus) and chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)..” Journal of Comparative Psychology (Washington, D.C. : 1983), vol. 127, no. 3, Aug. 2013, pp. 245–55. Epmc, doi:10.1037/a0030935. Full Text

MacLean, Evan L., et al. “How does cognition evolve? Phylogenetic comparative psychology..” Anim Cogn, vol. 15, no. 2, Mar. 2012, pp. 223–38. Pubmed, doi:10.1007/s10071-011-0448-8. Full Text Open Access Copy

MacLean, E. L., and B. Hare. “Bonobos and chimpanzees infer the target of another's attention.” Animal Behaviour, vol. 83, no. 2, Feb. 2012, pp. 345–53. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.10.026. Full Text

MacLean, Evan L., et al. “Variance-sensitive choice in lemurs: constancy trumps quantity..” Animal Cognition, vol. 15, no. 1, Jan. 2012, pp. 15–25. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s10071-011-0425-2. Full Text

MacLean, E. L., and B. Hare. “Spontaneous Triadic Engagement in Chimpanzees and Bonobos.” Journal of Comparative Psychology, 2012.

Sandel, A. A., et al. “Evidence from four lemur species that ringtailed lemur social cognition converges with that of haplorhine primates.” Animal Behaviour, vol. 81, no. 5, May 2011, pp. 925–31. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.01.020. Full Text

Merritt, Dustin J., et al. “Numerical rule-learning in ring-tailed Lemurs (Lemur catta).” Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 2, 2011. Wos-lite, doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00023. Full Text

MacLean, E. L., et al. “Variance-sensitive choice in lemurs: Constancy trumps quantity.” Animal Cognition, vol. 15, no. 1, 2011, pp. 1–11.

MacLean, Evan L., et al. “Sociality, ecology, and relative brain size in lemurs..” Journal of Human Evolution, vol. 56, no. 5, May 2009, pp. 471–78. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jhevol.2008.12.005. Full Text