Université de Strasbourg

James R. Anderson

James AndersonJames Russell Anderson is Professor at the Department of Psychology at Kyoto University. He studied Psychology at the University of Stirling (Ph.D., 1981). He was Principal investigator in a field study of chimpanzees in Liberia, West Africa (1982) and lecturer at the Department of Social Sciences, Queen's College Glasgow (1983) developing computer-based laboratory exercises in Psychology. In the period 1983 to 1990 he held different posts as (associated) lecturer and assistant professor at the Laboratoire de Psychophysiologie, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, working on behavioural research on nonhuman primates and as researcher at the CNRS Laboratoire de Psychophysiologie, Strasbourg (1986-1987) doing research on social and cognitive processes in capuchin and macaque monkeys.

In 1990-1995 James Anderson worked on social behaviour, learning, cognition, and environmental enrichment in nonhuman primates at the CNRS, Laboratoire de Psychophysiologie. From 1995-2014 he was Senior Lecturer, Reader, Department of Psychology, University of Stirling and from 1998 – 2014 he was Invited Professor and Invited Research Fellow at the Department of Psychology, Kyoto University, where he became a full Professor in 2014.

James R. Anderson has been consulting editor of the Journal of Comparative Psychology (1991-1994), editor of the American Journal of Primatology (2006-2013), and member of the Editorial Board of Current Psychology Letters: Behaviour, Brain & Cognition (1998-2001), the Advisory Board of Primates (2002), and the Editorial Board of Primates (2002-2015). He is currently Associate Editor of Primatologie, (1997- ) and Vice Editor in Chief of Primates (2016 - ), and member of the Editorial Board of Animal Cognition (2015- ).

Professor Anderson has published more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed articles, and 35 book reviews. He has been on numerous radio and television programs as expert on primate cognition and intelligence. His current research focuses on social evaluation comparing non-human primates with humans. Notably he and his collaborators have recently found that capuchin monkeys care for (non-)reciprocal treatment of others by others and change their behaviour as a result.

Professor Anderson is hosted by  Dr Hélène Meunier of the Centre de Primatologie of the University of Strasbourg, USIAS Fellow 2015. for

As part of his USIAS short visit Professor Anderson will give a public lecture on Monday 21 November 2016 at 14:00, entitled Interaction between humans: Social evaluation by capucin monkeys. More info at this page.

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