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December 30th, 2009
Web-Exclusive Video: You + Me = We

Over the course of the series, Alan Alda comes to believe that a big part of the human spark is our extreme social nature. In this video, Alan goes for a walk outside the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology with psychologist Mike Tomasello. They chat about one unique aspect of that sociality – what Mike calls “We-ness.” All our shared values that allow us to cooperate and collaborate lend a “we-ness” to the human species that is certainly lacking in our primate relatives.

Can you think of examples of “we-ness” that you experience throughout a normal day?

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