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F B M de Waal
de Waal F. The antiquity of empathy. Science. 2012;336:874-6
..As indicated by both observational and experimental studies on our closest relatives, empathy may be the main motivator of prosocial behavior. ..
de Waal F, Leimgruber K, Greenberg A. Giving is self-rewarding for monkeys. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008;105:13685-9
..If the view between both monkeys was blocked, choices became strikingly selfish. Thus, under certain conditions, delivering benefits to others seems gratifying to nonhuman primates. ..
de Waal F, Suchak M. Prosocial primates: selfish and unselfish motivations. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2010;365:2711-22
de Waal F, Dindo M, Freeman C, Hall M. The monkey in the mirror: hardly a stranger. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005;102:11140-7
..Possibly, they reach a level of self-other distinction intermediate between seeing their mirror image as other and recognizing it as self. ..
de Waal F. Silent invasion: Imanishi's primatology and cultural bias in science. Anim Cogn. 2003;6:293-9
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