The Evolution of Human Altruism

Event Dates: 
Dec 10, 2010 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Chairs:

Patricia Churchland, University of California, San Diego
Randolph Nesse, Arizona State University
Sarah Hrdy, Professor Emerita, University of California, Davis

Event Sessions

Media for each talk can be played by clicking on icons in the "Media" column, or by clicking on the individual talk titles below and then the attachment file at the bottom of the page.

Date Media Session Title Speakers
Fri 12/10 Opening Remarks Ajit Varki, UC San Diego School of Medicine
Fri 12/10 File The Evolution of Human Capacities for Altruism Randolph Nesse, Arizona State University
Fri 12/10 File Ecology of Cooperation and Altruism in Humans and Chimpanzee Christophe Boesch, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Fri 12/10 File How Humans Became Such 'Other-Regarding' Apes Sarah Hrdy, Professor Emerita, University of California, Davis
Fri 12/10 File Tribal Social Instincts and Human Cooperation Peter Richerson, University of California, Davis
Fri 12/10 File Partner Choice, Markets and the Evolution of Cooperation Peter Hammerstein, Humboldt University Berlin
Fri 12/10 File Social Evolution in Microbes, Animals and Humans Steve Frank, UC Irvine
Fri 12/10 File Neural Basis of Altruism Donald Pfaff, Rockefeller University
Fri 12/10 File Brain-Based Values Patricia Churchland, University of California, San Diego
Fri 12/10 File Social Selection Versus the Notorious Free Rider Christopher Boehm, University of Southern California