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Dr Kate Arnold

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Visiting Scholar

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Research overview

Having begun with a general interest in animal social behaviour, I studied aspects of post-conflict behaviour in monkeys and then in wild chimpanzees at Budongo Forest in Uganda. I am now primarily interested in animal cognition, and communication in particular, and have carried out a series of observational and experimental studies focused on characterising the cognitive mechanisms underlying alarm calling in wild forest monkeys in Nigeria and Sierra Leone. As a result of my studies in Africa, I have also developed an interest in the evolutionary psychology of religion and am currently teaching on that topic.

Highlighted publications

Arnold, K & Zuberbuehler, K 2013, 'Female putty-nosed monkeys use experimentally altered contextual information to disambiguate the cause of male alarm calls' PLoS One, vol 8, no. 6, e65660. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0065660
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0065660
Full text: http://research-repository.st-andrews.ac.uk/bitstream/10023/3674/1/Context_Arnold_Zuberbuhler.pdf
2013

Arnold, K & Zuberbuehler, K 2012, 'Call combinations in monkeys: Compositional or idiomatic expressions?' Brain and Language, vol 120, no. 3, pp. 303-309. DOI: 10.1016/j.bandl.2011.10.001
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bandl.2011.10.001
2012

Arnold, K & Zuberbuhler, K 2008, 'Meaningful call combinations in a non-human primate' Current Biology, vol 18, no. 5, pp. R202-R203. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2008.01.040
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2008.01.040
Full text: http://research-repository.st-andrews.ac.uk/bitstream/10023/5788/1/CurrentBiology18_5_R202Meaningfulcall.pdf
2008

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