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Fairness and Morality: Nurture or Nature?

My husband gave me this funny video but it’s actually a serious study on the source of morality: nurture or nature? The video is taken from a TED talk by Frans de Waal, primatologist and author of several popular books. His talk is called Moral behavior in Animals.

In this experiment, two Capuchin monkeys are presented with an unfairness scenario.  As de Waal notes, cucumbers are acceptable  food for the monkeys, but they prefer grapes. De Waal claims that monkeys like food in proportion to its price at the supermarket — he’s a funny guy and worth watching if you have 18 minutes. Read more…

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Middle Children MOST Successful! Personality and Birth Order

Personality and Birth Order: the Middle Child

“… middle children are more likely than their siblings to be successful and enjoy strong social lives and flourishing careers.”

“… of all the U.S. Presidents since 1787, no fewer than 52 per cent were middle children.” Read more…