Sarah Brosnan

Associate Professor of Psychology, Philosophy, and Neuroscience
Georgia State University

What She Studies

The mechanisms underlying cooperation, reciprocity, inequity, and other economic decisions in nonhuman primates from an evolutionary perspective.


in the news

Our Sense Of Fairness Is As Old As Our Monkey Ancestors

Watch how monkeys respond to income inequality.
— Co.Exist, Fast Company

 

The Human Race Evolved to Be Fair for Selfish Reasons

Sarah Brosnan and Frans de Waal propose that the motivation to seek equal rewards, despite disadvantaging oneself, is to prevent dissatisfaction of the cooperative partner and avoid any negative outcomes that may follow.
— The Conversation