social empathy
Companionship May Help Chimps Chill Out
Companionship May Help Chimps Chill Out
Joshua A. Krisch | Nov 2, 2016
Study suggests chimpanzees get by with a little help from their primate pals.
Exploring Emotional Contagion
Exploring Emotional Contagion
Tanya Lewis | May 24, 2016
Researchers are beginning to pinpoint the mechanisms by which emotions can be “spread” among people.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Catherine Offord | Feb 11, 2016
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Karen Zusi | Jan 4, 2016
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Jenny Rood | May 21, 2015
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Are Apes as Empathetic as Humans?
Are Apes as Empathetic as Humans?
Shreya Dasgupta | Aug 12, 2014
In the absence of complex emotional bonds, humans and bonobos show similar empathy, according to a study.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Feb 27, 2014
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
A Lot Like Humans
A Lot Like Humans
Tracy Vence | Oct 15, 2013
Scientists find that bonobos can form friendships and show concern for others.
Behavior Brief
Jef Akst | Jan 4, 2012
A roundup of recent discoveries in behavior research
Yawns More Contagious Among Friends
Jef Akst | Dec 7, 2011
People who are emotionally connected are more likely to catch the yawns from one another.