Study: Chimps calm each other with hugs, kissesJune 16, 2008 By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID , AP Science Writer in /
(AP) -- For most folks, a nice hug and some sympathy can help a bit after we get pushed around. Turns out, chimpanzees use hugs and kisses the same way. And it works. Researchers studying people's closest genetic relatives found that stress was reduced in chimps that were victims of aggression if a third chimp stepped in to offer consolation.
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