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To tweet or not to tweet. The role of personality in the social networks of great tits

Promovendus L (Lysanne) Snijders MSc
Promotor prof.dr. M (Marc) Naguib
Copromotor CHJ (Kees) van Oers
Organisatie Wageningen University, Behavioural Ecology
Datum

vr 29 april 2016 13:30 tot 15:00

Locatie Auditorium, building number 362
Generaal Foulkesweg 1
362
6703 BG Wageningen
0317-483592
Summary
Not every person is a social animal. It is a fact of life that some are just more popular than others. How many Facebook friends do you have? How many of your tweets get retweeted? Being popular can get you places, or it can get you stressed out. Do we value the benefits of being popular differently?
We often vary in how we respond to certain situations. Usually I am re-active, but maybe you are pro-active? Such personality traits are likely to be important in determining how social you are. Likewise, animals differ in how social they are, and form their own social networks.
During my PhD-project, I examined the role of personality in social networks, using a common songbird as a model species. In this thesis I reveal how and when personality indeed explains why some birds are just more popular than others.