A conversation with the ethologist and author, Frans De Waal.
Frans de Waal is a Dutch born primatologist and ethologist. He is a professor of Primate Behavior in the psychology department at Emory University in Atlanta. He does much of his science at America's oldest and largest primate center, the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. He is director of the Living Links Center at Yerkes, specializing in behavioral studies of monkeys and apes, focusing on social behavior and intelligence, social reciprocity and conflict-resolution in primates.
De Waal is the author of numerous scientific papers as well as many books for the lay audience about intelligence, behavior and emotions in animals, and of course he makes the point that humans are just another animal.
Behind all this work is the ongoing exploration of the origins of morality and fairness in human society.
Here is the video of Mama that gives us the title, topic and profound ideas behind the book.
Dr. De Waal is coming to Town Hall March 19th, 2019 at The Seattle First Baptist Church on First Hill to talk about his latest book, “Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves.” The book, and much of De Waal’s work, scientifically explores the emotional life of animals.