MAIL ONLINE: Think chimpanzees are kind? Think again: The great apes are selfish and do not share our altruistic tendencies

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 20/12/2016

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When reading the news, it can sometimes be easy to forget kindness is part of human nature.

But a new study has shown human altruism is a trait that separates us from our primate cousins, making us unique.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4051614/The-root-human-kindness-NOT-ancestors-Chimpanzees-entirely-selfish-not-share-altruistic-tendencies.html

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TitleThink chimpanzees are kind? Think again: The great apes are selfish and do not share our altruistic tendencies
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletMAIL ONLINE
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date20/12/16
DescriptionWhen reading the news, it can sometimes be easy to forget kindness is part of human nature.

But a new study has shown human altruism is a trait that separates us from our primate cousins, making us unique.

The study found, unlike humans, chimpanzees are entirely selfish creatures who act in their own interests.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4051614/The-root-human-kindness-NOT-ancestors-Chimpanzees-entirely-selfish-not-share-altruistic-tendencies.html
URLwww.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4051614/The-root-human-kindness-NOT-ancestors-Chimpanzees-entirely-selfish-not-share-altruistic-tendencies.html
PersonsKeith Jensen