Jennifer Arter completed her Ph.D in psychology at Berkeley in 2012. Her thesis work examined the evolutionary functions of human friendship and how these might relate to individuals’ strategies when choosing friends. She has worked on a wide variety of research projects, including studies of human navigation, economic decision-making, and the microinteractions between mothers and children, as well as human-canine communication. One of her areas of specialty is attachment theory; she is a certified Adult Attachment Interview coder. She currently works as a researcher in the Jacobs lab at UC Berkeley and has launched a career as an academic editor. When she is not designing studies or helping others hone their writing, you can find her practicing partner acrobatics and aerial silks at the Athletic PlayGround, and occasionally even performing.