HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
2,745 (3,336)545,540 (4)50
19th century (14) animal behavior (75) animals (105) anthropology (112) apes (34) behavior (18) biography (24) biology (261) bonobo (13) bonobos (17) chimpanzees (29) culture (32) Darwin (36) ebook (17) empathy (23) ethics (69) ethology (85) evolution (258) evolutionary psychology (15) history (19) history of science (25) human behavior (24) human evolution (24) morality (35) natural history (23) nature (56) non-fiction (217) philosophy (70) primates (101) primatology (106) psychology (100) read (16) religion (16) science (304) sociobiology (16) sociology (36) to-read (124) unread (24) wishlist (19) zoology (43)

Frans de Waal has 1 past event. (show)

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Gender
Nationality
Country (for map)
Birthplace
Place of death
Places of residence
Education
Occupations
Relationships
Organizations
Awards and honors
Agents
Short biography
Dr. Frans B. M. de Waal is a Dutch/American biologist and primatologist known for his work on the behavior and social intelligence of primates.  His first book, Chimpanzee Politics (1982) compared the schmoozing and scheming of chimpanzees involved in power struggles with that of human politicians. Ever since, de Waal has drawn parallels between primate and human behavior, from peacemaking and morality to culture. His scientific work has been published in hundreds of technical articles in journals such as Science, Nature, Scientific American, and outlets specialized in animal behavior. His popular books — translated into twenty languages — have made him one of the world's most visible primatologists. 

De Waal is C. H. Candler Professor in the Psychology Department of Emory University and Director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, in Atlanta, Georgia. Since 2013, he is a Distinguished Professor (Universiteitshoogleraar) at Utrecht University. He has been elected to the (US) National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences. In 2007, he was selected by Time as one of The Worlds' 100 Most Influential People Today, and in 2011 by Discover as among 47 (all time) Great Minds of Science. Being editor-in-chief of the journal Behaviour, de Waal has stepped in the footsteps of Niko Tinbergen, one of the founders of ethology.
Disambiguation notice

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

Member ratings

Average: (4)
0.5
1 2
1.5 1
2 12
2.5 11
3 73
3.5 26
4 182
4.5 28
5 119

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Frans de Waal is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.

Includes

Frans de Waal is composed of 20 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…

 

You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 117,994,542 books! | Top bar: Always visible