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dc.contributor.authorHeesen, Raphaela
dc.contributor.authorBangerter, Adrian
dc.contributor.authorZuberbühler, Klaus
dc.contributor.authorIglesias, Katia
dc.contributor.authorNeumann, Christof
dc.contributor.authorPajot, Aude
dc.contributor.authorPerrenoud, Laura
dc.contributor.authorGuéry, Jean-Pascal
dc.contributor.authorRossano, Federico
dc.contributor.authorGenty, Emilie
dc.identifier.citationHeesen , R , Bangerter , A , Zuberbühler , K , Iglesias , K , Neumann , C , Pajot , A , Perrenoud , L , Guéry , J-P , Rossano , F & Genty , E 2021 , ' Assessing joint commitment as a process in great apes ' , iScience , vol. 24 , no. 8 , 102872 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 275504234
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dc.identifier.otherRIS: urn:D32BCD1CCF93A445452A3ADB0A8DD357
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-8378-088X/work/98784966
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000686897200059
dc.descriptionResearch was funded by Swiss National Science Foundation (Grant No. CR31I3_166331 awarded to A.B. and K.Z.).en
dc.description.abstractMany social animals interact jointly, but only humans experience a specific sense of obligation toward their co-participants, a joint commitment. However, joint commitment is not only a mental state but also a process that reveals itself in the coordination efforts deployed during entry and exit phases of joint action. Here, we investigated the presence and duration of such phases in N = 1,242 natural play and grooming interactions of captive chimpanzees and bonobos. The apes frequently exchanged mutual gaze and communicative signals prior to and after engaging in joint activities with conspecifics, demonstrating entry and exit phases comparable to those of human joint activities. Although rank effects were less clear, phases in bonobos were more moderated by friendship compared to phases in chimpanzees, suggesting bonobos were more likely to reflect patterns analogous to human “face management”. This suggests that joint commitment as process was already present in our last common ancestor with Pan.
dc.rightsCopyright © 2021 The Authors. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (
dc.subjectBiological sciencesen
dc.subjectBehavioral neuroscienceen
dc.subjectQL Zoologyen
dc.subjectBF Psychologyen
dc.titleAssessing joint commitment as a process in great apesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Psychology and Neuroscienceen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciencesen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for Social Learning & Cognitive Evolutionen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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