Social preference experiments in animals: Strengthening the case for human preferences

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 35 (1):30-31 (2012)
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Guala appears to take social preferences for granted in his discussion of reciprocity experiments. While he does not overtly claim that social preferences are only by-products that arise in testing environments, he does assert that whatever they are they have little value in the real world. Experiments on animals suggest that social preferences may be unique to humans, supporting the idea that they might play a prominent role in our world



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