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Frans de Waal
Professor of Psychology, Emory University

Frans de Waal is a professor of psychology at Emory University and director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. His latest book is Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? (2016)He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Written by Frans de Waal