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The development of human social learning across seven societies

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Social information use is a pivotal characteristic of the human species. Avoiding the cost of individual exploration, social learning confers substantial fitness benefits under a wide variety of environmental conditions, especially when the process is governed by biases toward relative superiority (e.g., experts, the majority). Here, we examine the development of social information use in children aged 4-14 years (n = 605) across seven societies in a standardised social learning task. We meas...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1038/s41467-018-04468-2

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0000-0002-7729-2182
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
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Anthropology; SAME
Oxford college:
Wadham College
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Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
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Nature Communications Journal website
Volume:
9
Issue:
1
Pages:
2076
Publication date:
2018-05-25
Acceptance date:
2018-05-03
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EISSN:
2041-1723
ISSN:
2041-1723
Pubs id:
pubs:854571
URN:
uri:b7081429-1f91-400e-bb37-a3fc887a3686
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uuid:b7081429-1f91-400e-bb37-a3fc887a3686
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pubs:854571
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English
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