Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Frans de Waal: Moral behavior in animals [TED]

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.

An interesting (but not surprising) video - Enjoy!


  1. I think these animals should be teaching humans how to get along! I love these TED videos; thanks for sharing!

    1. Yes, they could teach us a LOT! I loved the moment when the hungry monkey persuades the not-so-hungry one to still work, it's such a charming moment!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Ştii cum e: să nu zici cuiva că se poartă ca un animal ( câine, măgar,lup, maimuţă, etc), că insulţi animalul !


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