Hominoid Psychology Research Group
Graduate Students and Postdocs
Aleah is a doctoral student in the Hare Group. She is interested in how we can use our knowledge of human cognition and behavior to to improve biodiversity conservation efforts. Her research examines how our perceptions of risk, time, and social norms influence how we make decisions about conserving endangered species. Aleah is currently focusing on conservation of great apes in Central Africa, conducting comparative studies on these topics with three populations that have a stake in the future of Central Africa’s wildlife: the United States, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and China. Aleah is ultimately interested in using results from these behavioral experiments to improve policy and communication about biodiversity conservation.
Wen is a doctoral student in the Hare Group, and she is broadly interested in irrational human behaviors. She investigates questions regarding the irrationality from perspectives of evolution and ontogeny. Currently, Wen is working on exploring stereotypes and dehumanization toward doctors.
Hannah is a doctoral student in the Hare Group. Before coming to Duke, she worked at the Dolphin Research Center in the Florida Keys. Her interests include social cognition, conservation psychology and education, and animal welfare in research settings.