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Kristin E. Bonnie

Kristin Bonnie 2015

Associate Professor and Chair of Psychology; and Faculty Director of Advising
Office: Sanger Center for the Sciences Room 234
Phone: (608) 363-2026
Email: bonniek@beloit.edu

Education

  • PhD (2007) - Neuroscience and Animal Behavior, Emory University
  • MA (2003) - Neuroscience and Animal Behavior, Emory University
  • BS (1999) - Psychology and Biology, St. Lawrence University

Courses

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Biological Psychology
  • Cross Cultural Psychology
  • Drugs & Behavior
  • Animal Cognition

Research

Kristin's research focuses on learning and decision making in non-human primates. An adjunct scientist with the Lester E Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes, Kristin has been studying the behavior of chimpanzees and gorillas at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo since 2008. More recently, she has also been collaborating with Dr. Elizabeth Lonsdorf at Franklin and Marshall College to further investigate how capuchin monkeys learn from and with others. Prior to Beloit, Kristin conducted non-invasive observational and experimental research through the Living Links Center of the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Recent Publications

(Additional publications can be found on ResearchGate)