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María Teresa (Mayte) Martínez Navarrete, MSc

Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology
Domestication Lab
Department of Interdisciplinary Life Sciences
University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna
Dörfles 48
2115 Ernstbrunn

 

E-Mail to María Teresa Martínez Navarrete

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Research

In my PhD research project I explore how far dogs´ decisions are based on an understanding of the partner´s role in cooperative economic games. Through this research we aim to gain a better understanding about the mechanism underlying cooperative behavior.

I am broadly interested in animal social cognition. During my MSc, I studied child development and game theory. Furthermore, I worked as a research assistant at the Inkawu Vervet Project in South Africa, which focused on social learning of vervet monkeys.

Current Projects

I am employed on the FWF-Project: Animals’ understanding of the partner’s role in cooperation. (grant P30704).

Curriculum vitae

Education

2018-present

PhD at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna

2014-2016

MSc in Research in Behavior and Cognition at the University of Barcelona, Spain
Thesis title: “Moral dilemmas in children and chimpanzees”

2009-2014

Bachelor degree in Psychology at the University of Granada, Spain
Thesis title: “The relationship between human dopamine transporter gen (DAT1), executive attention and reward processing”