Log in
  • Home
  • Morality in Animals? A Primatologist's View with Dr. Proctor

Morality in Animals? A Primatologist's View with Dr. Proctor

  • Monday, July 14, 2014
  • 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • Monday, July 15, 2019
  • 2:30 PM (EDT)
  • Recorded Webinar


  • A discount for Doggone safe members
  • Member registration
  • Access for Non Members



Morality in Animals? A Primatologist's View

with Dr. Proctor


CCPDT - 0.75 Behavior Consultation & 0.75 Training




Learn and discuss with Dr. Proctor whether nonhuman animals have morals. This is a fascinating topic and a great discussion.

Webinar Overview

Join Dr. Darby Proctor, a primatologist who has spent a decade working with nonhuman primates, to  discuss the current research on behaviors that may indicate something like a sense of morality in nonhuman species.

While the focus will be on primates, dogs, rats and other species will also be discussed.

Topics discussed will include empathy, helping, cooperation and more.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the current research on moral-seeming behaviors in animals.
  • Explore the evidence for empathy.
  • Learn about research with nonhuman primate as well as more familiar species

The Presenter

Dr. Proctor is currently a postdoctoral fellow in research and science teaching at Emory University. Her current work focuses on decision-making in chimpanzees.
PhD - 2012 - Animal Behavior, Georgia State University

Dr Proctors selected publications:

D. Proctor, R.A. Williamson, R.A. Latzman, and S.F. Brosnan. Gambling primates: Reactions to a modified iowa gambling task in humans, chimpanzees and capuchin monkeys. Animal Cognition, 2014.

D. Proctor, R.A. Williamson, F.B.M. de Waal, and S.F. Brosnan. Chimpanzees play the ultimatum game. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(6):2070–2075, 2013.

M.W. Campbell, J.D. Carter, D. Proctor, M. L. Eisenberg, and F.B.M. de Waal. Computer animations stimulate contagious yawning in chimpanzees. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 276(1676):4255–4259, 2009.

Social Media
All content copyright 2017. The Pet Professional Guild . All rights reserved. The PPG is a 501 c 6 Non Profit organization
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software • Web Design & Development by DotCreativity Web Design Services