A Monkey Theory of Fairness

October 24, 2012


This brief video, especially at 0:45, shows a monkey making a fairness calculation. It is universally recognizable, and I won’t ruin it by discussing it. But in broad overview, this monkey has to have a theory of mind in order to do what he does.

Thanks as always to reddit for the link!

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About Peter Freed, M.D.

I am a psychiatrist (psychopharmacology and psychotherapy) specializing in the so-called "personality disorders," particularly narcissistic and borderline personality disorders. I was a Fellow and then an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia from 2004- 2011. I am currently in private practice in NYC.

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One Comment on “A Monkey Theory of Fairness”

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