josep call  
 
Curriculum vitae
Publications
 
 

Curriculum vitae

 
     
  Josep Call, PhD  
     
 
Current position:

Senior Scientist, Director Wolfgang Köhler Primate Research Center

Institution:
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
D-04103 Leipzig
Germany
phone: +49 (0341) 3550 418 (institute)
+49 (0341) 3550 614 (zoo)
fax: +49 (0341) 3550 444 (institute)
+49 (0341) 3550 640 (zoo)
e-mail: call@eva.mpg.de
Education:

Ph.D. (Psychology) (Emory University, Atlanta, USA, 1997)
M.A. (Psychology) (Emory University, Atlanta, USA, 1995)
B.A. (Psychology) (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain,1990)

 
 

 

Posts

 
2013-    Professor, School of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of St Andrews, UK
2013- Guest scientist, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
2006- Director, Wolfgang Köhler Primate Research Center, Leipzig, Germany
2005-2006 Fellow at the Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung.  Universität Bielefeld, Germany
2004- Senior Scientist (W2), Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
1999-2006: Co-director Wolfgang Köhler Primate Research Center, Leipzig, Germany
1999-2004: Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
1997-1999: Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, UK
1990-1991: Assistant professor, Psychology Dept., Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain.
1987-1990:

Research fellow, Laboratori de Psicologia Matemàtica, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain.

 
 

 

Prizes, Awards and other Honors

2013 Fellow, Div. 6, American Psychological Association, USA
2013 Irvine Memorial Medal Lecture, University of St Andrews, UK.
2011 Sheth Distinguished International Alumni Award, Emory University, USA.
2005-6 Fellow, Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung. Universität Bielefeld, Germany.
1993 Emory University Graduate School Fellowship, USA.
1991

"La Caixa" Scholarship.  Fundació "La Caixa", Spain.

1984 CIRIT Award to encourage youngsters scientific spirit.  CIRIT, Generalitat de Catalunya, Spain.

Editorial and advisory Work

Editor
2011- Journal of Comparative Psychology

Associate Editor
2012- Archives of Scientific Psychology
2007-2010 Journal of Comparative Psychology

Editorial boards
2012- Primates
2010- Frontiers in Comparative Psychology
2007- Biology Letters
2006-2008 International Journal of Comparative Psychology
2006-2007 Journal of Comparative Psychology
2006- Animal Cognition
2003- Interaction Studies

Scientific Councils
2012- Canines, Inc.
2011- Fyssen Foundation

 

Selected publications

Call, J. & Tomasello, M. (2008).  Does the chimpanzee have a theory of mind?  30 years later.  Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 12, 187-192.

Hanus, D. & Call, J. (2008).  Chimpanzees infer the location of a reward based on the effect of its weight.  Current Biology, 18, R370-372.

Haun, D. & Call, J. (2008).  Imitation recognition in great apes.  Current Biology, 18, 288-290.

Haun, D.B.M.. Call, J., Janzen, G, & Levinson, S.C. (2006).  Evolutionary psychology of spatial representations in the Hominidae.  Current Biology, 16, 1736-1740.

Haun, D.B.M.. Rapold, C.J., Call, J., Janzen, G, & Levinson, S.C. (2006).  Cognitive cladistics and cultural override in human spatial cognition.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 103, 17568-17573.

Herrmann, E., Call, J., Hare, B., Hernandez-Lloreda, M.V. & Tomasello, M. (2007).  Humans have evolved specialized skills of social cognition: The cultural intelligence hypothesis.  Science, 317, 1360-1366.

Jensen, K., Call, J. & Tomasello, M. (2007).  Chimpanzees are rational maximizers in an ultimatum game. Science, 318, 107-109.

Jensen, K., Call, J. & Tomasello, M. (2007).  Chimpanzees are vengeful but not spiteful.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 104, 13046-13050.

Kaminski, J., Call, J. & Fischer, M. (2004).  Word learning in a domestic dog: Evidence for “fast mapping”.  Science, 304, 1682-1683.

Martin-Ordas, G., Berntsen, D. & Call, J. (2013).    Memory for distant past events in chimpanzees and orangutans.  Current Biology, 23, 1438–1441.

Mulcahy, N.J. & Call, J. (2006).  Apes save tools for future use.  Science, 312, 1038-1040.

Schmelz, M., Call, J. & Tomasello, M. (2011).  Chimpanzees know that others make inferences.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 108, 3077-3079.

Tomasello, M. & Call, J. (2011).  Methodological challenges in the study of primate cognition, Science, 334, 1227-1228.

Tomasello, M., Carpenter, M., Call, J., Behne, T. & Moll, H. (2005).  Understanding and sharing intentions: The origins of cultural cognition.  Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 28, 1-17.

 

My personal favorites

Call, J. & Tomasello, M. (1994) Production and comprehension of referential pointing by orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus).  Journal of Comparative Psychology, 108, 307-317.

Call, J. & Carpenter, M. (2001).  Do chimpanzees and children know what they have seen?  Animal Cognition, 4, 207-220.

Hare, B., Call, J., & Tomasello, M., (2001). Do chimpanzees know what conspecifics know and do not know?  Animal Behaviour, 61, 139-151.

Call, J. (2004). Inferences about the location of food in the great apes (Pan paniscus, Pan troglodytes, Gorilla gorilla, Pongo pygmaeus).  Journal of Comparative Psychology, 118, 232-241.

Mulcahy, N.J. & Call, J. (2006).  Apes save tools for future use.  Science, 312, 1038-1040.

Mendes, N., Hanus, D. & Call, J. (2007) Raising the level:  Orangutans use water as a tool.  Biology Letters, 3, 453-455.

Krachun, C., Call, J. & Tomasello, M. (2009).  Can chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) discriminate appearance from reality? Cognition, 112, 435-450.

Call, J. (2010).  Do apes know that they can be wrong?  Animal Cognition, 13, 689-700.

Martin-Ordas, G., Berntsen, D. & Call, J. (2013).    Memory for distant past events in chimpanzees and orangutans.  Current Biology, 23, 1438–1441.

 

 

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