Researchers in Conversation Podcast Episode 8: Professor Katie Slocombe on Comparative Psychology

Professor Katie Slocombe, an Observer XT user, is a comparative psychologist at the University of York.  Katie explains how our close primate relatives can inform us on the evolutionary development of human uniqueness.  Katie provides real insight in to the experience of being out in the field studying primates, with the highs of exposure to real wildlife activity, as well as the lows of poor weather, waiting for your primates to be present and the close proximity of animals you maybe didn’t want to study.  She also covers the importance of people skills with regards to nurturing students and working with an extensive number of collaborators to facilitate the spread of knowledge.  Her latest research involves a new strand to include the study of human infants.

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