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Sarah DeTroy

Doctoral Student

Department of Comparative Cultural Psychology
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology 
Deutscher Platz 6 
D-04103 Leipzig 
Germany

phone: +49 (0) 341 3550 421
email: sarah_detroy@~@eva.mpg.de

Thesis title: Inter-group Variation in Social Behaviours among Chimpanzees

Research Interests
Curriculum Vitae
Publications
Presentations
Research Awards & Funding

Research Interests

  • Comparative Psychology
  • Primatology
  • Social Learning
  • Prosociality
  • Social Tolerance
  • Animal Culture

Curriculum Vitae

Career & Education
2020 - present

Research Associate | PhD Student
Department of Comparative Cultural Psychology
Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig

2016 - 2020

Research Associate | PhD Student
Department of Early Child Development and Culture
Leipzig University

2014 - 2016

M.Sc. in Psychology
Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena

2011 - 2014 B.Sc. in Psychology
Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena
Practical Experience
2015 - 2018

Field Research in Chimfunshi, Zambia (9 months in total)

Teaching
2020 Introduction in R (Guest Lecturer)
2017 - 2020 Scientific Reading
2017 - 2020 Responsible Approach to Scientific Practice
2019 Comparative Development
2016 - 2017 Developmental Psychology
Supervision
2019 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Master Thesis Project of Nora Slania
Topic: “Sex Differences of Handclasp Grooming Behaviour of Wild and Captive Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)”
2017 - 2018 Main Supervisor of Master Thesis Project of Bianca Dietrich
Topic: “Examining group-level variability in social tolerance of chimpanzees – a longitudinal analysis“
2017 Co-supervisor of the undergraduate student research project
Topic: “How does the play behaviour of chimpanzees correlate with hierarchy and daily activity?” 
Memberships
  • IPS(International Primate Society)-Member
  • GfP (Gesellschaft für Primatologie)-Member 
Languages
  • English (native)
  • German (fluent)
  • French (basic)

Publications

DeTroy, S., Haun, D. B. M., & Leeuwen, E. J. C. (2021). What isn't social tolerance? The past, present, and possible future of an overused term in the field of primatology (advance online). Evolutionary Anthropology, evan.21923.
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Van Leeuwen, E. J. C., DeTroy, S., Kaufhold, S. P., Dubois, C., Schütte, S., Call, J., & Haun, D. B. M. (2021). Chimpanzees behave prosocially in a group-specific manner. Science Advances, 7(9): eabc7982.
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DeTroy, S. E., Ross, C. T., Cronin, K. A., Van Leeuwen, E. J. C., & Haun, D. B. M. (2021). Cofeeding tolerance in chimpanzees depends on group composition: A longitudinal study across four communities. iScience, 24(3): 102175.
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Haun, D., Liebal, K., Amici, F., Bender, A., Bohn, M., Bräuer, J., Buttelmann, D., Burkart, J., Cacchione, T., DeTroy, S., Faßbender, I., Fichtel, C., Fischer, J., Gampe, A., Gray, R. D., Horn, L., Oña, L. S., Kärtner, J., Kaminski, J., Kanngießer, P., Keller, H., Köster, M., Kopp, K. S., Kornadt, H.-J., Rakoczy, H., Schuppli, C., Stengelin, R., Trommsdorff, G., Leeuwen, E. v., & Schaik, C. v. (2020). Ein Plädoyer für die Relevanz der Vergleichenden Psychologie für das Verständnis menschlicher Entwicklung (Kommentare zu Daum, M. M., Greve, W.,Pauen, S., Schuhrke, B. und Schwarzer, G.(2020). Positionspapier der Fachgruppe Entwicklungspsychologie: Ein Versuch einer Standortbestimmung. In: Psychologische Rundschau, 71(1), 24-46). Psychologische Rundschau, 71(1), 40-41.
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Many Primates, Altschul, D. M., Beran, M. J., Bohn, M., Call, J., DeTroy, S., Duguid, S. J., Egelkamp, C. L., Fichtel, C., Fischer, J., Flessert, M., Hanus, D., Haun, D. B. M., Haux, L. M., Hernandez-Aguilar, R. A., Herrmann, E., Hopper, L. M., Joly, M., Kano, F., Keupp, S., Melis, A. P., Motes Rodrigo, A., Ross, S. R., Sánchez Amaro, A., Sato, Y., Schmitt, V., Schweinfurth, M. K., Seed, A. M., Taylor, D., Völter, C. J., Warren, E., & Watzek, J. (2019). Establishing an infrastructure for collaboration in primate cognition research. PLoS One, 14(10): e0223675.
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Schweinfurth, M. K., DeTroy, S. E., Van Leeuwen, E. J. C., Call, J., & Haun, D. B. M. (2018). Spontaneous social tool use in Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 132(4), 455-463.
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Presentations

Oral Presentation: PAEPSY, 2016: Group Differences in Prosociality among Chimpanzees

Oral Presentation: IPS, 2017: Group Differences in Prosociality among Chimpanzees

Poster Presentation: PSGB, 2018: The longitudinal development of Social Tolerance among 4 Groups of Chimpanzees

Poster Presentation: GfP, 2019: The longitudinal development of Social Tolerance among 4 Groups of Chimpanzees

Poster Presentation: EFP/PSGB, 2019: Group differences in Social Learning among Chimpanzees

Accepted Oral Presentation: EHBEA, 2020 (Canceled due to Corona-Virus): The longitudinal development of Social Tolerance among 4 Groups of Chimpanzees

Research Awards & Funding

2018: Best Poster Award, PSGB

2019: Robert-Glaser Conference Grant, 2019 for the EFP/PSB