Café Scientifique: The evolution of being nice and nasty – From chimpanzees to humans

May 26th 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The next Café Scientifique event will be heldon Thursday 26th May 2016 at 7:30 PM at MadLab, 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HN.

Our speaker is Dr Keith Jensen from School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester.

His talk is entitled ‘The evolution of being nice and nasty – From chimpanzees to humans’

People are nice to each other. Think of how many people will be buying today’s speaker a drink! We’re also incredibly nasty to each other. (Please don’t do anything to the speaker.) To explore the origins of human kindness and cruelty, Keith Jensen has adapted games developed by economists for children and chimpanzees. Knowing how children share, free-ride on others and punish cheats tells us how we develop our better and worse sides. Work on chimpanzees show that there’s something special about human cooperation.

You can find out more about Dr Jensen’s work here:

http://www.psych-sci.manchester.ac.uk/staff/KeithJensen/

This event is completely free for everyone.

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