The Surprising Science of Alpha Males (Ahem!) – Just remember: don’t call them bullies
by January 3, 2020 in MEDPAGE TODAY
In this video, Frans de Waal, PhD, a primatologist and ethologist at Emory University in Atlanta, explores the ways that human behavior around community, solidarity, and leadership link directly to primates’ behavior, adding context to our understanding of what it means to be a human “alpha” female or male.
Following is a transcript of his remarks.
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