Selected News Articles

“Children are like monkeys: altruistic” – La Segunda, March 2017

“Children Are Motivated to Help, Even If Nobody Is Watching” – de Volkskrant, February 2017

“What’s Good about Lying?” – Greater Good, February 2017

“How We Learn Fairness” – The New Yorker, January 2016

“A Focus on Fairness” – Harvard Gazette, November 2015

“Cooking Up Cognition” - Harvard Gazette, June 2015

“Chimps Would Cook if Given the Chance, Research Says” – The New York Times, June 2015

“Are You Nicer Than A Child?” – BBC, April 2015

“Child of Good” – Radcliffe Magazine, Winter 2015

“Fighting Unfairness” – Harvard Gazette, August 2014

“APS Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions” – Observer, May 2013

“Figuring Out Fairness” – Harvard Gazette, September 2012

“The Science Behind Sin” – The Boston Globe, May 2012

“How to Get the Rich to Share the Marbles” – The New York Times, February 2012

“Top 100 Science Stories of 2007: #84. Chimps Show Altruistic Streak” – Discover Magazine, January 2008

“Animal Insight” – Smithsonian, October 2007

“Roots of Altruism Show in Babies’ Helping Hands” – NBC News, March 2006


“Social Decision Making/Behavioral Economics” – Presentation at the Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium, Malang, Indonesia, August 2016

“The Evolution of Cooking: Studying Chimpanzee Cognition” – WGBH Forum Network Lecture, July 2015

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“The Roots of Altruism” – Heart-Mind conference talk, Vancouver, BC, May 2014

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“Precursor to Altruism in Young Children” – Interview, Heart-Mind Online, 2014

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“Need Help? Ask a Two-Year-Old” – TEDx Talk, Manchester, NH, November 2013

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“So Human, So Chimp” – From The Human Spark, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Aired January 2010

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“Altruism in Chimps and Humans” – Exploratorium, August 2008

“Chimp Behavior in Lab and Field” – Exploratorium, August 2008


“How do children develop empathy?” – The Daily Circuit, MPR News, January 2013

“Every Chimp for Himself” – Nature Podcast, July 2011

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