What We Are Reading: “The Evolution of Empathy”

“We tend to think of empathy as a uniquely human trait. But it’s something apes and other animals demonstrate as well, says primatologist Frans de Waal. He shows how our evolutionary history suggests a deep-rooted propensity for feeling the emotions of others.”

Frans B. M. de Waal, Ph.D., a Dutch-born primatologist, writes about empathy, one of the key elements of Emotional Intelligence in the following article.