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Title: Comparative cultural cognition
Authors: Price, Elizabeth E
Caldwell, Christine Anna
Whiten, Andrew
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Keywords: culture
comparative psychology
social learning
Issue Date: Jan-2010
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Citation: Price EE, Caldwell CA & Whiten A (2010) Comparative cultural cognition, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 1 (1), pp. 23-31.
Abstract: Cultural learning is an adaptive mechanism which can lead to changes in behavior and cognition much faster than naturally selected genetic change. Although social learning is prevalent inmany species, the capacity for significant cumulative culture remains restricted to humans. This capacity has been a driving force behind the evolution of complexity in our technologies and societies, and has allowed us to become themost widespread mammal on earth. The comparative study of cultural cognition assesseswhere important differences lie between species. Acombination of observational studies in the wild, experimental studies in captivity, and field experiments together provide the most comprehensive methods with which to tackle the question.
Type: Journal Article
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Affiliation: University of St Andrews
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