A Comparison of Personality in the Common and Bolivian Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri sciureus and Saimiri boliviensis)

  title={A Comparison of Personality in the Common and Bolivian Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri sciureus and Saimiri boliviensis)},
  author={Vanessa A D Wilson and Miho Inoue-Murayama and Alexander Weiss},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Psychology},
Personality has been studied in all of the great apes, many Old World monkey species, but only a handful of New World monkey species. Because understanding the personalities of New World monkeys is crucial to understanding personality evolution in primates, we used the Hominoid Personality Questionnaire to assess personality in 55 common squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus) and 40 Bolivian squirrel monkeys (Saimiri boliviensis). We found 4 personality components in each species, and labeled them… 

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