Frans dewaal

Frans B.M. de Waal

C.H. Candler Professor of Primate Behavior, Psychology Department
Emory University

Frans B.M. de Waal is C.H. Candler Professor of Primate Behavior, Psychology Department, Emory University, and Director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center. Professor de Waal has spent the major part of his academic career studying primates. His current research focuses on the social behavior and cognition of monkeys and apes with special emphasis on behavioral economics and cultural learning. He also works on the evolution of morality and prosocial tendencies, such as empathy. Representative publications are his many books, such as Chimpanzee Politics (1982), Primates & Philosophers (2006), and The Age of Empathy(2009). Technical articles include those on inequity aversion, consolation behavior, and reciprocity in food sharing.