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Raymond Firmalino

 

Raymond Firmalino is a Greater Good research assistant.

 
 
  

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Research Digest Items/Studies: How to Cope with Rejection

 

Research Digest Items/Studies: How Can We Become More Engaged at Work?

 

Research Digest Items/Studies: Losing Your Train of Thought Could Be a Good Thing

 

Research Digest Items/Studies: Global Consensus: Money Doesn’t Bring Happiness

 

Research Digest Items/Studies: Is Touch the Language of Romance?

 

Articles: Why Laughter is Contagious

By Raymond Firmalino | April 12, 2011

A new study offers the first evidence that chimps imitate each other's laughter. Learn why this is research you should keep in mind at your next business meeting.

 

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Frans de Waal on Prosocial Primates: Empathy in Animals and Humans
Sibley Auditorium, UC Berkeley Campus
March 9, 2015


Frans de Waal on Prosocial Primates: Empathy in Animals and Humans

Frans de Waal—one of Discover’s 47 Great Minds of Science—reviews expressions of empathy and the sense of fairness in animals.


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Born for Love By Bruce D. Perry and Maia Szalavitz Szalavitz and Perry examine the development of empathy in children, why it is crucial for society, and how it may be threatened in the modern world.

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