Empathy, cooperation, fairness and reciprocity

This is very interesting and some of it is laugh out loud funny too! Watching our primate cousins act like us is also humbling in a lovely way.

Empathy, cooperation, fairness and reciprocity — caring about the well-being of others seems like a very human trait. But Frans de Waal shares some surprising videos of behavioral tests, on primates and other mammals, that show how many of these moral traits all of us share.


Another post and video on a similar topic: The Empathic Civilisation: the human family

Books by Frans de Waal:

●  The Age of Empathy: Nature’s Lessons for a Kinder Society

●  Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved

●  Our Inner Ape: A Leading Primatologist Explains Why We Are Who We Are

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