Previous winners


Owen F. Aldis Scholarships 2016

Victoria V. Rostovtseva, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Department of Human Ethology and Cross-Cultural Psychology.
Nonverbal, morphological and genetic markers of altruistic behavior in buryats of southern siberia

Edmond Seabright, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA
The cost of leadership in rural Bolivia

Owen F. Aldis Scholarships 2015
Adam Kenny.  Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford, UK
Cooperation, competition, and ‘contrade’: Naturalistic measures of parochial altruism amongst groups in a historic Italian city.

Robin Morrison  Department of Anthropology and Archaeology,  University of Cambridge, UK
Do inter-group social networks and cooperative defence occur in gorillas?

Owen F. Aldis Scholarships 2014
Sophie Hedges, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Decisions: Rural Livelihoods, Child Work and Parental Investment in Education in Northern Tanzania

Moritz Köster, Developmental Psychology, University of Münster, Germany
Cognitive Universalities Underlying Toddlers’ Spontaneous Help

Miranda Lucas, Lethbridge University, Canada
The Gallery as Behaviour Setting: Art, Action, Perception

Stefan Goetz, Wayne State University, Detroit, USA
An Ethological Study of the Formation of Dominance and Deference in a Novel Competition

Owen F. Aldis Scholarships 2013
Deanna Forrester, Behaviour and Evolution, Department of Psychology, University of Lethbridge, Alberta Canada
The value of children: Alloparenting in Samoa – a natural fertility population

Jitka Fialová, Department of Philosophy and History of Sciences, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
The effect of body odour related to competitive context on social perception and cognition

Jakub Binter, Dept. Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Changes in Testosterone and Cortisol Levels and Vocal Displays During Virtual Courtship in Young Adult Men

Owen F. Aldis Scholarships 2012
Kraig Shattuck, Psychology Department, Wayne State University, Detroit
Mate Guarding

Lydie Kubicova, Dept. Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, Prague
Influence of experimentally manipulated cues of male socioeconomic status on nonverbal behavior, self-esteem, and mate value of their owners

Owen F. Aldis Scholarships 2011
Chao Liu, University of Maine, USA
Does age-mixing reduce competition among peers?

Christina Larsson, University of California at Los Angeles, USA
An Analysis of Women’s Body Language across the Cycle

Owen F. Aldis Scholarships 2010
Meredith Martin , Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology- University of Rochester, USA
Social Behavior in the Context of the Peer Group: The Social Defense System and Children’s Reactivity to Peer Threat

Irene Godoy, Department of Anthropology Center for Behavior, Evolution, and Culture – University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Testing Westermarck’s hypothesis in a wild primate population: proximity during early development as a mechanism of inbreeding avoidance in Cebus capucinus

Aldis Commendation winners
Jeanette Freynik Johann Friedrich Blumenbach Institute for Zoology & Anthropology, Georg‐August‐Universität Göttingen, Germany
Women’s perceptions of men’s body movement: Are they sensitive to cues of physical andmental well‐being?

Sally G. Olderbak Ethology and Evolutionary Psychology Program, Department of Psychology, School of Mind, Brain, and Behavior, College of Science University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
Attachment Style and Nonverbal Behavioral Synchrony in Human Heterosexual Mates

Owen F. Aldis Scholarships 2009
Manuela Beltrão Oliveira e Silva, UMARIZAL Belem, Brazil
Interaction patterns of mother-child in an Amazon Indian village: a comparison with the community Cameroon Nso

Michelle Kline, Center for Behavior, Evolution, and Culture Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
The Evolution of Human Teaching Behavior

Leslie Anne Merriman, Psychology Department1, University of New Mexico Albuquerque, USA
Relationship Quality and Oxidative Stress in Men and Women

Jeffrey K. Snyder, UCLA Center for Behavior, Evolution and Culture, UCLA Department of Anthropology, Los Angels, USA
Men’s Dominance and Physical Formidability Predicts Systematic Variation in Mate-Guarding Behaviors

Katerina Vavrova and Katerina Ptackova, Department of Immunology and Department of Zoology, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
MHC – Correlated Preferences: Testing the Moderating Effect of the Menstrual Cycle and Partner Status

Owen F. Aldis Scholarships 2008
Dagmar Kohoutova, Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
The Development of Olfactory abilitiesand Preferences During childhood and Puberty

Julia Fedenok, Center of Cross-cultural Psychology and Human Ethology. Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Adaption to Multicultural Environment in Russia: spatial behavior of children and adolescents

Owen F. Aldis Scholarships 2007
Paco Bertolani, Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, Department of Biological Anthropology, Cambridge, UK
Does Habitat Constrain Sociality? Modeling Human Behavior by Comparative Ethological Study of Chimpanzees

Matthew Gervais, Center for Behavior, Evolution, and Culture Center for Culture, Brain, and Development, Department of Anthropology University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Conversational Norm Violations as Cues to Defection in a One-Shot Prisoner’s Dilemma Game

Sarah Mathew, Department of Anthroplogy, Center for Behavior, Evolution and Culture, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Evolutionary Understanding of Large Scale Cooperation in Warfare: A Study of Cattle Raiding Among Turkana Pastoralists

Rachelle M. Smith, Department of Psychology , University of Maine, Orono, Maine, USA
Development of a Recursive Awareness of Intention

Tamsin Saxton, School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Combining Modalities: The Components of Physical Attractiveness and ‘Concealed’ Ovulation

Owen F. Aldis Scholarships 2006
Kevin J. Haley, UCLA Center for Behavior, Evolution, and Culture UCLA Department of Anthropology, Los Angeles, USA
Coalitions, Commitment, and Cooperation: reputation, status, and threats in naturally-occurring cooperative groups

Thomas Flamson, Department of Anthropology UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
Humor as an Honest Signal: Individual Differences, Similarity, and Assortment

Siamak Tundra Naficy, Dept of Anthropology University of California, Los Angeles, USA
What Canids Can Demonstrate about the Evolution and Function of Referential Understanding in Humans

Markus Koppensteiner, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Urban Ethology c/o Institute for Anthropology, Universit of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
The Personality of Body Movements

Kristin Klingaman, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, England
Maternal-Infant Behaviour after Scheduled Caesarean Section

Owen F. Aldis Scholarships 2005
Vera Timenchik, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Social status and post-conflict peacemaking: hormonal basis of stress reduction

Valentina Burkova, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia
Aggression, dominance status and individual distance in Russian adolescents: An observational study

Andreas Wilke, Max Planck Insitute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany
Human foraging behavior in patchy environments

Marc Mehu, University of Liverpool, Great Britain & Ludwig-Boltzmann-Institute for Urban Ethology, Vienna, Austria
Smiling and the communication of interpersonal characteristics in dyadic human interactions: Power asymmetry, personality traits, and proximate goals

Owen F. Aldis Scholarships 2004
Lubov Borisova, University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia
Personal distance: Age and gender differences in modern Russia

Jitka Hanusová, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Judgments of personality traits based on face appearance: Correlation with the results of the targets’ tests

Barbara Husárová, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Urban Ethology, Vienna and Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Sexual behaviour across the menstrual cycle of partners living in permanent relationship

Miriam Mayr, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Urban Ethology, Vienna, Austria
Emotions in Facial Expressions and Body Postures: A New Methodological Approach

Henriette Mosler, Insitute for Anthropology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
The role of expressive behaviour for the assessment of personality

Pavla Pikardova, Charles University, Prague and University of Durham, Prague, Czech Republic
Specific behavioral features of obstetricians during labor and delivery with a special focus on gender differences

Owen F. Aldis Scholarships 2003
Elizaveta Boyko, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Post-conflict emotional stress in school children (behavioural and hormonal aspects)

Vladimir Dorfman, University of the Humanities, Moscow, Russia
Facial Attractiveness, Body Movements and Personality

Jan Havlícek, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Search for a correlation between male dominance and odour attractiveness and masculinity rated by women

LeeAnn Renninger, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Urban Ethology, Vienna, Austria
Impression formation: A comprehensive study on the effects of physical attractiveness, facial expressiveness level, and perceiver characteristics on the perception of a target

Trnka Radek, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Comparison of Sex Differences in Interpretation of human (Homo sapiens) and Chimpanzee (Pan troglotydes) facial expressions of emotions