Mammalian Social Learning: Comparative and Ecological Perspectivesby Hilary O. Box
Pub. Date: 10/28/1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Comparative study of social learning and its implications in a wide range of mammalian species. See more details below
Comparative study of social learning and its implications in a wide range of mammalian species.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Symposia of the Zoological Society of London Series, #72
- Product dimensions:
- 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)
Table of Contents
List of contributors; Preface; Part I. New Perspectives in Studies of Social Learning: Editors' comments Hilary O. Box and Kathleen R. Gibson; 1. The myth of peculiar primates Thelma Rowell; 2. New directions in the study of primate learning Barbara J. King; 3. Temperament and socially mediated learning among primates Hilary O. Box; 4. Evolutionary biology of skill and information transfer Richard M. Sibly; Part II. Social Learning Among Species of Terrestrial Herbivores: Editors' comments Hilary O. Box and Kathleen R. Gibson; 5. Social learning in marsupials Karen Higginbottom and David B. Croft; 6. The social context for learning and behavioural development among wild African elephants Phyllis C. Lee and Cynthia J. Moss; 7. Comparative social learning among arctic herbivores: the caribou, muskox and arctic hare David R. Klein; 8. Transmission of olfactory information from mother to young in the European rabbit Robyn Hudson, Benoist Schaal and Ágnes Bilkó; 9. Social transfer of information in domestic animals Donald M. Broom; Part III. Rats, Bats and Naked Mole-Rats: Animals With Information Centres: Editors' comments Kathleen R. Gibson and Hilary O. Box; 10. Exploring the dynamics of social transmission with rats Kevin N. Laland; 11. Social influences on foraging in bats Gerald S. Wilkinson and Janette Wenrick Boughman; 12. Social transmission of information in a eusocial rodent, the naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber) Chris G. Faulkes; Part IV. Social Learning Among Species of Terrestrial Carnivores: Editors' comments Hilary O. Box and Kathleen R. Gibson; 13. Opportunities for social learning in bears Barrie K. Gilbert; 14. Watch with mother: a review of social learning in the Felidae Andrew C. Kitchener; 15. Social learning in canids: an ecological perspective Jan A. J. Nel; Part V. Dolphins and Whales: Communication and Foraging in Aquatic Environments: Editors' comments Kathleen R. Gibson and Hilary O. Box; 16. Social learning in cetaceans: hunting, hearing and hierarchies James R. Boran and Sara L. Heimlich; 17. Origins and implications of vocal learning in bottlenose dolphins Vincent M. Janik; Part VI. The Great Ape-Human Adaptation: Culture and the Cognitive Niche: Editors' comments Kathleen R. Gibson and Hilary O. Box; 18. Cognition in great ape ecology: skill-learning ability opens up foraging opportunities Richard W. Byrne; 19. Social transmission of facts and skills in the human species: neural mechanisms Kathleen R. Gibson; 20. Cultural learning in hominids: a behavioural ecological approach Stephen J. Shennan and James Steele; 21. Imitation and cultural change: a view from the Stone Age, with specific reference to the manufacture of handaxes Steven Mithen; Part VII. Concluding Remarks: 22. Social learning and behavioural strategies among mammals Hilary O. Box and Kathleen R. Gibson; Index.
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