Blake Morton

Dr Blake Morton

Lecturer of Psychology

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • School of Life Sciences

Summary

Originally from the US, then Scotland for 10 years before joining the University of Hull, Dr Morton's educational background is in zoology and psychology. His research is theoretically rooted within the discipline of comparative psychology, particularly human and non-human primates. Dr Morton is interested in understanding behavioural and psychological complexity to answer theoretical (e.g. evolutionary biology) and applied (e.g. health, particularly mental ageing) questions.

Undergraduate

Social Psychology and Individual Differences The Ageing Brain

Journal Article

Data reduction analyses of animal behaviour: avoiding Kaiser’s criterion and adopting more robust automated methods

Blake Morton, F., & Altschul, D. (2019). Data reduction analyses of animal behaviour: avoiding Kaiser’s criterion and adopting more robust automated methods. Animal behaviour, 149, 89-95. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2019.01.003

Divergent personality structures of brown (Sapajus apella) and white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus).

Robinson, L. M., Morton, F. B., Gartner, M. C., Widness, J., Paukner, A., Essler, J. L., …Weiss, A. (2016). Divergent personality structures of brown (Sapajus apella) and white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 130(4), 305-312. https://doi.org/10.1037/com0000037

Capuchin monkeys with similar personalities have higher-quality relationships independent of age, sex, kinship and rank

Morton, F. B., Weiss, A., Buchanan-Smith, H. M., & Lee, P. C. (2015). Capuchin monkeys with similar personalities have higher-quality relationships independent of age, sex, kinship and rank. Animal behaviour, 105, 163-171. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.04.013

Using the relational event model (REM) to investigate the temporal dynamics of animal social networks

Tranmer, M., Marcum, C. S., Morton, F. B., Croft, D. P., & de Kort, S. R. (2015). Using the relational event model (REM) to investigate the temporal dynamics of animal social networks. Animal behaviour, 101, 99-105. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.12.005

Facial Width-To-Height Ratio Relates to Alpha Status and Assertive Personality in Capuchin Monkeys

Lefevre, C. E., Wilson, V. A. D., Morton, F. B., Brosnan, S. F., Paukner, A., & Bates, T. C. (2014). Facial Width-To-Height Ratio Relates to Alpha Status and Assertive Personality in Capuchin Monkeys. PloS one, 9(4), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0093369