Undisciplined: Oh, You Tease

Dec 4, 2020

Have you ever found it strange that one of the ways that we let people know we care about them is by gently making fun of them? Teasing is a weird sort of thing – a combination between aggression and play. And researchers from UCLA wanted to know where it came from. This week, we’re going to talk about what they learned.

Sasha Winkler was part of a team of researchers who wanted to better understand the evolutionary roots of teasing. That team’s paper was recently published in the royal society journal “Biology Letters.”