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Marc Bekoff

 

Marc Bekoff, Ph.D., is the author of many books, including The Emotional Lives of Animals, Animals Matter, and Wild Justice: Reflections on Empathy, Fair Play, and Morality in Animals (with Jessica Pierce), and he is the editor of the Encyclopedia of Human-Animal Relationships. He and Jane Goodall co-founded Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

 
 
  

Stories by Marc Bekoff

Articles: Do Rats Feel Empathy?

By Marc Bekoff | January 12, 2012

A new study finds rats prefer helping others over eating sweets. What does that mean for the way we treat animals?

 
Shirley and Jenny, who remembered each other after 22 years apart.

Articles: Animal Instincts: Not What You Think They Are

By Marc Bekoff | March 8, 2011

Marc Bekoff explains how many different animal species show grief, friendship, gratitude, wonder, and a range of other emotions.

 
Marc and Bessie, a rescued dairy cow at Farm Sanctuary.

Articles: Expanding Our Compassion Footprint

By Marc Bekoff | May 20, 2010

Marc Bekoff explains that if we want to understand the roots of human goodness, we've got to look beyond humans.

 

Articles: The Compassionate Animal

By Marc Bekoff | September 1, 2008

 

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  • How Self-Compassion Beats Rumination

    August 20, 2014

    A new study suggests that self-compassion improves mood, largely by helping us avoid negative rumination.

  • Eight Keys to End Bullying

    August 26, 2014

    Can we stop bullying? Signe Whitson says yes—by consistently reaching out to both children who bully and those who are bullied.

  • Can Purpose Keep You Alive?

    August 27, 2014

    Young people: Do you want to live longer? Try finding a sense of purpose in your life.

  

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