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Published by Academic Press .
Written in English


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ContributionsCecilia M. Heyes (Editor), Jr., Bennett G. Galef (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages411
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7326826M
ISBN 100122739655
ISBN 109780122739651

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  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.4/5. She has co-edited with Bennett Galef Social Learning in Animals: The Roots of Culture for Academic Press (), and is currently preparing a book on Heyes is an Associate Editor of The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, a Consulting Editor of Animal Behaviour, a Fellow of the 21st Century Trust, and a member of the. Even so-called self-directed learning and discovery is actually social because when we discover information in a book, someone else put it there. Reading a book may seem like a solitary endeavor, but those are someone else’s words on those pages, communicating to us through time and space using the magic of the written word. Many species live in social groups, which offers the possibility to learn from the behavior of others. Examples of social influences on the adaptive modification of behavior are widespread and diverse, ranging from food selection and predator avoidance to learning of songs, routes, and motor skills.