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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 to Find Your Power—and Avoid Abusing It

    May 17, 2016

    In an adaptation from his new book, Dacher Keltner explains the secret to gaining and keeping power: focus on the good of others.

  • Why Do We Feel Awe?

    May 10, 2016

    According to Dacher Keltner, there are important evolutionary reasons: It's good for our minds, bodies, and social connections.

  • How Mindfulness is Changing Law Enforcement

    May 18, 2016

    Meditation is helping police officers to de-escalate volatile situations, improve community relations—and improve their own well-being.

  

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