Zelnick Award

Denise Mercado

Coalitional Psychology, Social Networks, and Health in Ifugao, Philippines.

This study investigates how coalitional psychology and social prominence (defined as position in a social network) is related to health and general well-being among people living in Ifuago, Philippines. This pilot research will contribute to developing Denise's dissertation research focusing on the relationship between religion as a meaning making system and the evolution of cooperation.

Dominique Raboin

Feeding Efficiency, Growth, and Energetics in Juvenile Olive Baboons

This research seeks to clarify why the juvenile period of life is so long in primates, relative to most other mammals. The research involves observation of behavior and noninvasive collection of physiological and growth data from the juveniles in the olive baboon study groups of CHES faculty Ryne Palombit's field project.