Understanding emotions in primates: In honor of Darwin's 200th birthday

Dorothy Fragaszy, Elizabeth Simpson

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In the bicentenary year of Darwin's birth, the American Society of Primatologists honored his memory by convening a symposium entitled "Understanding emotions in primates: In honor of Darwin's 200th birthday." The four articles in this special section, excepting this introduction, derive from that symposium. The section confirms that the topic of emotion is once again, as in Darwin's lifetime, the subject of wide-ranging, theoretically exciting research, and that studies with nonhuman primates are at the leading edge of a rapidly changing field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)503-506
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Primatology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011
Externally publishedYes



  • Behavior
  • Coping
  • Health
  • Well-being

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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