Great Apes Too Experience Midlife Crises

Great Apes Too Experience Midlife Crises

A recent research has shed light on how chimpanzees and orangutans experience midlife crises. Published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the research could change a lot in terms of the deeply rooted beliefs about human happiness.

"This opens a whole new box in the effort to explain" the midlife dip in well-being, said senior author Andrew Oswald, a behavioral economist at the University of Warwick in England. "It makes one's head spin".

Earlier researches had indicated how emotional health of humans tracks a U-shape between 20 and 70, followed by the mid- to late-40s. In order to probe further, Andrew Oswald, a professor of economics at the University of Warwick in England, along with his team tracked data on the well-being of 508 chimpanzees and orangutans from zoos and research centers in the United States, Australia, Canada, Singapore and Japan.

The team also interviewed Caretakers and scientists about them, and claimed that well-being is lowest in chimpanzees and orangutans around the age close to midlife in humans.

Feeling depressed during midlife crisis is seen in both, but it seems apes are not that apparent in showing the same. It is hoped that this revelation may lead to caretakers improve captive apes' quality of life.


FrenchTribune Specials

Allergy Season Seems to be Arriving Early This Year

Spring allergy season seems to have arrived early this year and according to experts, it's early by a couple of weeks. There is a possibility that it will give Metro Vancouver the longest stretch of air-borne pollen than it has noticed in five years.

Various people by mistake blame blossoms for their running noses and red eyes but trees...

Most Popular

FDA approves ATX-101 drug that helps avoid double chin

The U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)has given...

Study shows energy drinks affect blood pressure levels

According to a new study, energy drinksmay affect the...

Heart Disease Risk linked with Vitamin D’s Deficiency: Study

A latest study has published in the Journal of Clinical...

Ways to ascertain risks associated with your bond fund

People purchase a bond to get rid of some interest and...

Poll

Can Greece Come out of Economic Problems: