The Evolution of Human Altruism

Event Date (Pacific Time): 
Friday, 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.

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