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Social Learning in Animals The Roots of Culture

ISBN-10: 0122739655
ISBN-13: 9780122739651
Edition: 1996
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Book details

List price: $139.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 5/16/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 411
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

The increasing realization among behaviorists and psychologists is that many animals learn by observation as members of social systems. Such settings contribute to the formation of culture. This book combines the knowledge of two groups of scientists with different backgrounds to establish a working consensus for future research. The book is divided into two major sections, with contributions by a well-known, international, and interdisciplinary team which integrates these growing areas of inquiry.

Bennett G. Galef is Emeritus Professor of Psychology, McMaster University, and past editor of Animal Behaviour.

Social Learning
Introduction
Cultural Transmission of Feeding Behavior in the Black Rat (Rattus rattus)
Social Enhancement of Food Preferences in Norway Rats: A Brief Review
Social Learning in Monkeys: Primate 'Primacy' Reconsidered
Copying and Mate Choice
Is Social Learning and Adaptive Specialization?
Developing a Theory of Animal Social Learning
Social Learning: Synergy and Songbirds
Contagious Yawning and Laughing: Significance for Sensory Feature Detection
Motor Pattern Generation
Imitation and the Evolution of Social Behavior
Imitation
Introduction: Identifying and Defining Imitation
An Analysis of Imitative Learning in Animals
The Evolution of Imitative Learning
Acquisition of Innovative Cultural Behaviors in Nonhuman Primates: A Case Study of Stone Handling, a Socially Transmitted Behavior in Japanese Macaques
Studies of Imitation in Chimpanzees and Children
Do Apes Ape?
The Human Infant as Imitative Generalist: A 20-Year Progressive Report
Genuine Imitation?
Chapter References
Author Index
Subject Index

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