• Maggie Stanton, Psychology
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology


Office: LSP124


Ph.D. in Biology, Georgetown University, 2011

B.S. in Biology, University of Maryland College Park, 2004

B.S. in Psychology, University of Maryland College Park, 2004


Murray C.M., Stanton M.A., Lonsdorf E.V., Wroblewski E.E., Pusey A.E. 2016. Chimpanzee fathers bias their behavior towards their offspring. Royal Society Open Science. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.160441.


Murray C.M., Stanton M.A., Wellens K.R., Santymire R.M., Heintz M.R., Lonsdorf E.V. 2016. Maternal effects on offspring stress physiology in wild chimpanzees. American Journal of Primatology. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.22525.


Lonsdorf E.V., Travis D.A., Gillespie T.G., Wolf T., Murray C.M., Wilson M.L., Kamenya S., Mjungu D., Bakuza J., Raphael J., Lipende I., Collins D.A., Gilby I.C., Stanton M.A., Terio K.A., Hahn B.H., Pusey A.E., Goodall J. 2016. Social and demographic patterns of observable clinical signs of ill health in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) at Gombe National Park, Tanzania. American Journal of Primatology. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.22562.


O’Malley, R., Stanton M.A., Gilby I., Lonsdorf E.V., Pusey A.E., Markham A.C., Murray C.M. 2016. Patterns of faunivory across reproductive states and rank in wild female chimpanzees. Journal of Human Evolution. 90, 16‐28.


Stanton M.A., Heintz M.R., Lonsdorf E.V., Santymire R.M., Lipende I., Murray C.M. 2015. Maternal behavior and physiological stress levels in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii). International Journal of Primatology. 36, 473‐488.


Stanton M.A., Lonsdorf E.V., Pusey A.E., Goodall, J., Murray C.M. 2014. Maternal behavior by birth order in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): Increased investment by first‐time mothers. Current Anthropology, 55, 483‐489.


Murray C.M., Lonsdorf E.V., Stanton M.A., Wellens K.R., Miller J.A., Goodall J., Pusey A.E. 2014. Social exposure in wild chimpanzees: Mothers with sons are more gregarious than mothers with daughters. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A., 111, 18189‐18194.


Karniski C., Patterson E.M., Krzyszczyk E., Foroughirad V., Stanton M.A., Mann J. 2014. Determining cetacean activity budgets: A comparison of surveys and individual focal follows. Marine Mammal Science. DOI:10.1111/mms.12198.


Lonsdorf E.V., Anderson K.A., Stanton M.A., Shender M.A., Heintz M.R., Goodall J., Murray C.M. 2014. Boys will be boys: Sex differences in wild infant chimpanzee social interactions. Animal Behavior, 88, 79‐83.


Stanton M.A., Mann J. 2012. Early social networks predict survival in wild bottlenose dolphins. PLoS ONE, 7, e47508.


Mann J., Stanton M.A., Patterson E.M., Bienenstock E.J., Singh L.O. 2012. Social networks reveal culture in tool using dolphins. Nature Communications, 3, 980.


Hirsch B.T., Stanton M.A., Maldonado J.E. 2012. Kinship shapes affiliative social networks but not aggression in ring‐tailed coatis. PLoS ONE, 7, e37301.


Stanton M.A., Gibson Q.A., Mann J. 2011. When mum’s away: a study of mother and calf ego networks during separations in wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiopssp.). Animal Behaviour, 83, 405‐412.


Courses Taught 
PSY230 Design & Statistics (Lecture and Lab) 
PSY372 Comparative Social Behavior