“That’s not fair!” – The Evolution of Responses to (Un)Fairness

Dr. Sarah Brosnan and Dr. Frans de Waal recently published a review article discussing the Evolution of responses to (un)fairness. Click here to read the review originally published in Science and check out the press release below.

Why Do You Care About Fairness? Ask A Chimp
September 18, 2014 3:37 PM ET

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Do Animals Have Morals?

Empathy, cooperation and fairness seem like distinctly human traits. But biologist Frans de Waal explains why other animals might share those same qualities.

As part of the Animals and Us episode for TED Radio Hour, Frans de Waal was interviewed to discuss his TEDTalk from November 2011 on Moral Behavior in Animals.

Click here to listen to the interview.

Frans de Waal on the Science of Cooperation and Empathy

Originally posted on Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. See the original here, or read below.

Intersections at WID: Primatologist Frans de Waal on the Science of Cooperation and Empathy
Renowned primatologist Frans de Waal stopped by our Institute to share his latest thinking on the roots of morality.

Primatologist, researcher and author Frans de Waal, currently the C.H. Candler Professor of Primate Behavior at Emory University and former UW–Madison researcher, has authored numerous popular books on non-human primate behavior and research, including his recent work The Bonobo and the Atheist, which examines the evolutionary roots of morality through observations and research on animal behavior. De Waal stopped by the Institute to visit colleagues Jessica Flack and David Krakauer and give a Very Informal Seminar talk for the Center for Complexity and Collective Computation (C4), a research group in WID.

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