Critical issues in experimental studies of prosociality in non-human species

@inproceedings{MarshallPescini2016CriticalII,
  title={Critical issues in experimental studies of prosociality in non-human species},
  author={Sarah Marshall-Pescini and Rachel Dale and Myl{\`e}ne Quervel-Chaumette and Friederike Range},
  booktitle={Animal Cognition},
  year={2016}
}
Prosociality and acts of altruism are defined as behaviours which benefit another with either no gain or some immediate cost to the self. To understand the evolutionary origins of these behaviours, in recent years, studies have extended to primate species; however, studies on non-primates are still scarce. In light of the fact that phylogenetic closeness to humans does not appear to correlate with prosocial tendencies, but rather differences in the propensity towards prosociality may be linked… CONTINUE READING