Games Primates Play: An Undercover Investigation of the Evolution & Economics of Human Relationships


Dario Maestripieri, Ph.D., Professor Comparative Human Development, Evolutionary Biology, Neurobiology, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Department of Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago

Host: David Inge

Every day we interact with many other people, both friends and strangers. Although we might not be aware of it, these interactions are governed by rules. And they are very old rules. Other primates play the same games. We’ll talk with Dario Maestripieri from the University of Chicago. He has studied primate and human social behavior for many years, and in his book "Games Primates Play," he looks at the many parallels between the games we play in our relationships and those played by our closest animal relatives.

This is a repeat broadcast from Monday, May 14, 2012, 11 am