Our Inner Ape: A Leading Primatologist Explains Why We Are Who We Are
DeClue, Gregory, Journal of Psychiatry & Law
Our Inner Ape: A Leading Primatologist Explains Why We Are Who We Are, by Frans de Waal (New York, NY: Riverhead/Penguin, 2005), 274 pp., $24.95.
At the 2005 annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Frans de Waal received an award from the American Psychological Foundation and delivered a presentation on the subject matter of this book. The talk was intriguing, as is the book. De Waal is a keen observer and integrator. In reading the book we learn commonalities and differences among the apes, including orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos (the two species most genetically similar to humans), and humans.
De Waal draws heavily on naturalistic …
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Publication information: Article title: Our Inner Ape: A Leading Primatologist Explains Why We Are Who We Are. Contributors: DeClue, Gregory - Author. Journal title: Journal of Psychiatry & Law. Volume: 34. Issue: 2 Publication date: Summer 2006. Page number: 231+. © Federal Legal Publications, Inc. Summer 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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