Psychological scientist Laurie R. Santos of Yale University says that her cognitive experiments with monkeys and dogs suggests that humans’ unique ability to understand others’ mental states can, in many cases, actually cause us to confuse that thinking with our own. See her complete presentation at the 29th APS Annual Convention in Boston.
A sample of research exploring poverty and puberty, infants’ processing of unexpected events, and a re-examination of statistical-learning ability in newborn chicks. More
APS Fellow Frans B. M. de Waal says that parallels in animal and human behaviors can deepen our understanding of our own emotions. More
In a study of helping, donation, and punishment, researchers found that chimpanzees were often faster to cooperate than to behave selfishly. More