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Stories by Frans B. M. de Waal

Frans de Waal on the human primate: Fair is fair

Frans de Waal on the human primate: Fair is fair

Editor's Note: This post is the first in a four-part series of essays for Scientific America n by primatologist Frans de Waal on human nature, based on his ongoing research.

July 20, 2010 — Frans B. M. de Waal
Do Animals <em>Feel</em> Empathy?

Do Animals Feel Empathy?

We call a callous turncoat a "rat." Rats and mice, however, are giving scientists clues to the evolutionary origins of empathy

December 1, 2007 — Frans B. M. de Waal
How Animals Do Business

How Animals Do Business

Humans and Other Animals Share a Heritage of Economic Tendencies--Including Cooperation, Repayment of Favors and Resentment at Being Shortchanged

June 1, 2005 — Frans B. M. de Waal
How Animals Do Business

How Animals Do Business

Humans and other animals share a heritage of economic tendencies--including cooperation, repayment of favors and resentment at being shortchanged

March 28, 2005 — Frans B. M. de Waal
The End of Nature versus Nurture

The End of Nature versus Nurture

Is human behavior determined by genetics or by environment? It may be time to abandon the dichotomy

December 1, 1999 — Frans B. M. de Waal
Bonobo Sex and Society

Bonobo Sex and Society

The behavior of a close relative challenges assumptions about male supremacy in human evolution

March 1, 1995 — Frans B. M. de Waal
Stories by Frans B. M. de Waal

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