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Conformity Starts Young

Toddlers Copy Their Peers to Fit In, but Apes Don’t

From the playground to the board room, people often follow others' behavior to fit in. Children show behavioral conformity early, but apes seem to stick with what they know. ... More>

New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring vigilance for threat in rhesus monkey infants and relations among control, reward, and exploration in learned helplessness. ... More>

Lust, monkeys and the science of human desire

Like Humans, Chimpanzees Know What They Know

The ability to think about thinking, or metacognition, helps us to recognize what we know, and what we don’t know. A new study suggests chimpanzees may share this cognitive ability. ... More>