Feeling Down? Watching This Will Help

Feeling Down? Watching This Will Help
February 27, 2014
http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2014/02/27/283348422/that-s-unfair-you-say-this-monkey-can-relate

As the well-known primatologist Frans de Waal can be heard explaining in that clip — or with a bit more detail in the one that follows this paragraph — capuchin monkeys “get” unfairness.
In the filmed experiment, one of the monkeys is originally quite satisfied with a cucumber reward for carrying out a task.
But the animal quickly becomes piqued when a second monkey is given a vastly preferable grape reward for carrying out the exact same task.

the video is a selection from:
Moral Behavior in Animal
TED, Nov 2011
Frans de Waal
http://www.ted.com/talks/frans_de_waal_do_animals_have_morals

related:

https://franzcalvo.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/the-exact-same-experience-good-or-bad-depending

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