Lucy Baehren publishes solo-author review of leave-taking

Lucy collecting video footage of chacma baboons (Papio ursinus) in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique (2018)

A huge congratulations to DPhil student Lucy Baehren on the publication of her first first-author (and solo author) paper: 'Saying “goodbye” to the conundrum of leave-taking: a cross-disciplinary review'. In the article, Lucy provides a comprehensive review of leave-taking behaviour (which habitually occur before separation from social interaction in most human societies) using an evolutionary approach, highlights the importance (and yet current lack) of cross-species data for understanding social evolution, and outlines a new framework for the study of leave-taking using “levels of separation” to allow the comparison of human and non-human species and expansion of research efforts.

Citation: Baehren, L. Saying “goodbye” to the conundrum of leave-taking: a cross-disciplinary review. Humanit Soc Sci Commun 9, 46 (2022).

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