Peter Judge

Peter Judge

Professor of Psychology, Animal Behavior
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About Peter Judge

Professor Judge teaches in the Department of Psychology. He is also the Director of the Animal Behavior Program.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Psychology, University of Georgia

Research Interests

My general interests include aggression and conflict resolution behavior in nonhuman primate societies. My specific interests include reconciliation behavior after aggressive conflicts and the conflict management mechanisms primates use to reduce the risk of aggression in conflict-promoting situations, such as crowded conditions. I am also interested in the social cognitive processes that allow primates to exhibit complex patterns of conflict-management behavior. Ongoing projects include reconciliation behavior in hamadryas baboons and the cognitive abilities of capuchin monkeys (social cognition, numerosity, and tool use acquisition).

Courses Taught

  • Animal Behavior
  • Animal Behavior Laboratory
  • Primate Behavior and Ecology
  • Psychological Statistics
  • Analysis of Psychological Data
  • General Psychology
  • Independent Research

Selected Publications

*indicates student author

Marsh, H.L., *Vining, A.Q., *Levendoski, E.K., & Judge, P.G. 2015. Inference by exclusion in lion-tailed macaques (Macaca silenus), a hamadryas baboon (Papio hamadryas), capuchins (Sapajus apella), and squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus). Journal of Comparative Psychology.129, 256-267.

*Zander, S.L. & Judge, P.G. 2015. Brown capuchin monkeys (Sapajus apella) plan their movements on a grasping task. Journal of Comparative Psychology,129, 181-188.

*Pearson, B.L., Reeder, D., & Judge, P.G. 2015. Crowding increases salivary cortisol but not self-directed behavior in captive baboons. American Journal of Primatology, 77, 462-467.

*Zander, S.L., Weiss, D.J. & Judge, P.G. 2013. The interface between morphology and action planning: A comparison of two species of New World monkeys. Animal Behaviour, 86, 1251-1258.

Judge, P.G. & *Essler, J.L. 2013. Capuchin monkeys exercise self-control by choosing token exchange over an immediate reward. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 26, 256-266.

Judge, P.G., & *Bachman, K.A. 2013. Witnessing reconciliation reduces arousal of bystanders in a baboon group (Papio hamadryas hamadryas). Animal Behaviour, 85, 881-889. Featured article.

Judge, P.G. & *Bruno, S. 2012. Transport of functionally appropriate tools by capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella). American Journal of Primatology, 74, 199-209.

Judge, P.G., *Kurdziel, L.B., *Wright, R.M., & *Bohrman, J.A. 2012. Picture recognition of food by macaques (Macaca silenus). Animal Cognition, 15, 313-325.

Judge, P.G., Evans, D.W., Schroepfer, K.K. & Gross, A.C. 2011. Perseveration on a reversal-learning task correlates with rates of self-directed behavior in nonhuman primates. Behavioural Brain Research, 222, 57-65.

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