Social learning and traditions in animals: Evidence, definitions, and relationship to human culture


Journal Article (Review)

The number of publications concerned with social learning in nonhuman animals has expanded dramatically in recent decades. In this article, recent literature addressing three issues that have been of particular concern to those with both an interest in social learning and a background in experimental psychology are reviewed: (1) the definition as well as (2) empirical investigation of the numerous behavioral processes that support social learning in animals, and (3) the relationship of the 'traditions' seen in animals to the 'culture' that is so important in shaping the development of behavioral repertoires in humans. © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Cited Authors

  • Galef, BG

Published Date

  • November 1, 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 581 - 592

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1939-5086

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1939-5078

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/wcs.1196

Citation Source

  • Scopus