Frans de Waal

1948 - Today

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Franciscus Bernardus Maria "Frans" de Waal (born October 29, 1948) is a Dutch primatologist and ethologist. He is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Primate Behavior in the Department of Psychology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory, and author of numerous books including Chimpanzee Politics (1982) and Our Inner Ape (2005). His research centers on primate social behavior, including conflict resolution, cooperation, inequity aversion, and food-sharing. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frans de Waal has received more than 416,709 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Frans de Waal is the 145th most popular psychologist, the 364th most popular biography from Netherlands and the 2nd most popular Dutch Psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Frans de Waal ranks 145 out of 182Before him are Thomas Gordon, Stanley Schachter, Fritz Heider, Auguste Forel, David Ausubel, and Alexander Bain. After him are Jean Laplanche, Giacomo Rizzolatti, Arthur Janov, Helene Deutsch, Charlotte Bühler, and Walter Mischel.

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Among people born in 1948, Frans de Waal ranks 163Before him are Devlet Bahçeli, Ruud Geels, Art Spiegelman, Delio Onnis, Pam Ferris, and John Ritter. After him are Shaul Mofaz, Drago Jančar, Jean-Louis Schlesser, Bonnie Bedelia, Zdravko Tolimir, and Kenny Loggins.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Frans de Waal ranks 364 out of 1,209Before him are Cornelis Engebrechtsz. (1468), Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau (1968), Ruud Geels (1948), Wil van Gogh (1862), Isaac Titsingh (1745), and Jordi Cruyff (1974). After him are Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft (1581), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (1983), Petrus Camper (1722), Frans Post (1612), Phillip Cocu (1970), and Maria van Oosterwijck (1630).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In Netherlands

Among psychologists born in Netherlands, Frans de Waal ranks 2Before him are Geert Hofstede (1928). After him are Henri Nouwen (1932) and Frederik van Eeden (1860).