Sunday, June 30, 2013

SUMMARY TASK: THE SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE OF ANIMALS


Social intelligence is of vital importance for the survival and welfare of a species. Research has confirmed that social intelligence has a hormonal basis and ensures that each member of the species has distinct sense of self and an awareness of the distinct sense of self of others. Social intelligence enables grief and empathy, both of which are the social glue of societies. It also allows for the transmission of information, discoveries and innovations. Social intelligence is also observed to greatly enhance the physical and emotional well being of species. Social intelligence has been discovered to exist in both various animal species as well as humans proving that we share more than we imagined with other mammals and birds.
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