26 Jan London Zoo Trip, Psychology
On Monday, Year 13 Psychology students went on a trip to the ZSL London Zoo. We had an amazing time, learning about animal intelligence and how it links to psychological terms that students have been learning about as part of their course, for example, classical and operant conditioning; with Dane (acting as a Gorilla) being conditioned to change his behaviour to earn bananas!
Students were given the opportunity to carry out their own observations using iPads on an animal of their choice and found some really interesting results. One group even conducted their observation on the four-day old baby gorilla that had been born the Thursday prior – it was lovely to see Mummy Gorilla cuddled up to her baby and showing him/her off to us – certainly an experience none of us will forget!
Mrs T House
Teacher of Psychology & Social Studies