3chimps - Hominoid Psychology Research Group

Public Outreach through the Media

What motivates us to share our research through the media? 

1) Much of our work is supported by public funds and we feel obligated to share our findings with those who have helped pay for the research.

2) We hope we can help folks understand the importance of our research to their everyday lives.

3) We hope we can raise awareness about animal welfare and conservation to assure that the species we work with will be here for future generations to enjoy.

Watch our cooperation experiments on the National Geographic Special Ape Genius. Our work is reviewed starting at 6:15 mins. If you're interested in seeing more, click here.

See Alan Alda interview Brian Hare for the PBS special The Human Spark. Our work is reviewed starting at 8:55mins. If you're interested in seeing more, click here.

    • Brian Hare Speaks with Alan Alda
    • Photo Credit: Maggie Villiger

11 February 2015 Phys Org Apes make irrational economic decisions - that includes you 

28 April 2014 The New York Times Overriding Their Animal Impulse

23 April 2014 NOVA Animal Minds: Smartest

22 April 2014 National Geographic This is How You Study The Evolution of Animal Intelligence

January 3 2013 Scientific American  

Bonobos share with strangers first

7 February 2012 Wired Science

Why some wild animals are becoming nicer

5 July 2010 The New York Times:

Why bonobos don't kill each other

8 March 2010 BBC News:

Bonobos opt to share their food

13 January 2010 PBS: The Human Spark  

Hollywood chimps: the debate

6 March 2009 PBS: The Human Spark: 

The science behind why chimps are not pets

19 December 2008 PBS: The Human Spark: 

Alan Alda meets the chimps