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ERIC Number: EJ638511
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-0221
Cultural Transmission: A View from Chimpanzees and Human Infants.
Tomasello, Michael
Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, v32 n2 p135-46 Mar 2001
Characterizes primate and human forms of sociality and cultural transmission, describing the ontogeny of human cultural learning (joint attention, imitative learning, and cognitive representation). Humans share most cognitive skills and knowledge with other primates, but they also possess a species-unique social cognitive adaptation that enables individuals to understand other individuals as intentional agents like the self. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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