Like most species, primates display stable individual differences in their behavior, perceptions, cognition, and emotions. In this chapter, we examine the relationship between these traits and different measures of welfare. To this end, we first review the work on the measurement, validation, and structure of personality in nonhuman primates. We then review research on the association between personality traits and physiological, behavioral, and psychological measures of primate welfare. Finally, we introduce possible applications of personality measures and discuss new directions that this field could take. We conclude that, while no one approach will meet the welfare needs of all individuals of a particular primate species, to move primate welfare and care forward it is vital to increase our understanding of personality and welfare.
|Title of host publication||Nonhuman Primate Welfare|
|Subtitle of host publication||From History, Science, and Ethics to Practice|
|Editors||Lauren Robinson, Alexander Weiss|
|Publication status||Published - 2023|