Apes May Be Motivated By Midlife Crises

Apes May Be Motivated By Midlife Crises

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New research says it’s not just humans who go through midlife crises: Chimps and orangutans also experience a dip in happiness around the middle of their lives, and these ruts may act as natural motivators. “There may be different things going on at the surface, but underneath it all, there’s something common in all three species that’s leading to this,” said study leader Alexander Weiss, a primate psychologist at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

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