About me

Research Interests

  • Individual Differences in Behavior and Cognition
  • Personality Development
  • Behavior Genetics & Behavioral Ecology
  • Methods in Personality Research

Current Projects

  • A Comparative Perspective on Personality in Humans and Animals
  • Individual Differences and Manipulation of Meat and Dairy Consumption

Past Projects

  • Personality Development in Rhesus Macaques
  • Prosociality in Meerkats
  • Facultative Calibration of Personality

Current Publications


  • Amici, F., Colell Mimo, M., von Borell, C., Bueno Guerra, N. (2017). Meerkats (Suricata suricatta) fail to prosocially donate food in an experimental set-up. Animal Cognition.
  • Arslan, R. C., von Borell, C. J., Ostner, J., & Penke, L. (2017). Negative results are needed to show the specific value of a cultural explanation for g: A commentary on Burkart et al. Behavioral and Brain Sciences (40), 26.
  • von Borell, C., Kulik, L., & Widdig, A. (2016). Growing into the self: the development of personality in rhesus macaques. Animal Behaviour (122), 183-195.