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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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"It is a great good and a great gift, this Greater Good. I bow to you for your efforts to bring these uplifting and illuminating expressions of humanity, grounded in good science, to the attention of us all."  
Jon Kabat-Zinn

Best-selling author and founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program

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