The Sense of Fairness – Feb 20

Do non-human animals possess a sense of fairness? In particular, do non-human individuals react negatively when they get fewer resources than others? New evidence suggests that the sense of fairness is a human-unique adaptation to our cooperative lifestyles, typically developing in children by age 8. Further, a new theory suggests that, maybe surprisingly, fairness is not about resources, but about social respect.

Our speaker, Dr. Jan Engelmann, is Assistant Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley. He runs Cal's Social Origins Lab, dedicated to the study of human cognition and behavior from an evolutionary perspective.

Dr. Jan Engelmann

WHAT: The Sense of Fairness in Chimps and Children
WHO: Dr. Jan Engelmann, Assistant Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley []
WHERE: HopMonk Tavern's "Session Room", 224 Vintage Way, Novato CA 94945 []
WHEN: 2024-02-20 — 7pm, Tuesday, Feb 20 (1.5 hour)

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