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What's social about social learning?

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Research on social learning in animals has revealed a rich variety of cases where animals--from caddis fly larvae to chimpanzees--acquire biologically important information by observing the actions of others. A great deal is known about the adaptive functions of social learning, but very little about the cognitive mechanisms that make it possible. Even in the case of imitation, a type of social learning studied in both comparative psychology and cognitive science, there has been minimal conta...

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10.1037/a0025180

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
Journal of comparative psychology (Washington, D.C. : 1983)
Volume:
126
Issue:
2
Pages:
193-202
Publication date:
2012-05-05
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EISSN:
1939-2087
ISSN:
0735-7036
URN:
uuid:d5b84174-00ce-40e3-a57b-9f4456241bb8
Source identifiers:
266380
Local pid:
pubs:266380

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