March 20, 2018
Social and emotional behaviors are not unique to human beings. During the past 8 weeks, the students of the Pre-University Class at Leiden University learned various aspects about emotions, from typical and atypical development in children to primate behaviors. As a closing activity, they went to Artis zoo in Amsterdam on 19 March to have a hand-on experience of primate observation study.
With the guidance from primatologist Xuejing Du, Carolien, and Yung-Ting, the students had an inspiring afternoon learning to observe, code, and interpret the behaviors of chimpanzees as well as the other primates in the zoo.