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Frans de Waal

Dutch primatologist and ethologist

1948   -  

country of citizenship: Kingdom of the Netherlands
native language: Dutch
language of expression: Dutch, English
educated at: Utrecht University, Radboud University Nijmegen, University of Groningen
occupation: zoologist, university teacher, psychologist, primatologist, ethologist, academic, non-fiction writer
award received: Pierre Bayle award, Ig Nobel Prize, Ariëns Kappers Medal, Arthur W. Staats Award, Los Angeles Times Book Prize
student of: Jan van Hooff
influenced by: Niko Tinbergen

Franciscus Bernardus Maria "Frans" de Waal (born October 29, 1948) is a Dutch primatologist and ethologist. He is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Primate Behavior in the Department of Psychology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory, and author of numerous books including Chimpanzee Politics and Our Inner Ape. His research centers on primate social behavior, including conflict resolution, cooperation, inequity aversion, and food-sharing. He is a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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