Hilldale Professor of Psychology and Zoology
Ph.D. 1968, University of Pennsylvania
Our laboratory studies primate behavior: olfactory, auditory and acoustic communication and its development; social
learning and cognition; the hormonal basis of pair-bonding, bi-parental care and reproductive inhibition; parental care and
the effects of multiple caretakers on infant development. We collaborate on studies using fMRI of awake monkeys to
understand brain mechanisms of behavior and communication. We maintain a captive colony of the cooperatively breeding
cotton-top tamarin, and several recent students have done field work in Ecuador, Brazil, Argentina and Kenya.
Snowdon, C. T. & Ziegler, T. E. (2000). Reproductive hormones pp. 368-396, in Handbook of Psychophysiology, 2nd
Edition (Ed. by J. Cacioppo, L. Tassinary & G. Berntson), New York: Cambridge University Press.
Snowdon, C.T. (1999). An empiricist's view of language origins. pp. 79-114. In: The Origins of Language: What
nonhuman primates can tell us. (Ed. By B. J. King) Santa Fe: SAR Press.
Elowson, A. M., Snowdon, C. T. & Lazaro-Perea, C. 1998. "Babbling" and social context in infant monkeys: Parallel to
human infants. Trends in Cognitive Science, 2: 35-43.
Snowdon, C.T. (1996). Parental care in cooperatively breeding species. pp. 643-689 In: Parental Care: Evolution,
Mechanisms and Adaptive Significance (eds. J. S. Rosenblatt & C. T. Snowdon) San Diego: Academic Press.
Office: 324 Psychology