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Trends Cogn Sci. 2011 Feb;15(2):68-76. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2010.12.002. Epub 2011 Jan 6.

Cognitive culture: theoretical and empirical insights into social learning strategies.

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Centre for Social Learning and Cognitive Evolution, School of Biology, University of St. Andrews, Bute Medical Building, St. Andrews, Fife KY16 9TS, UK. ler4@st-andrews.ac.uk

Abstract

Research into social learning (learning from others) has expanded significantly in recent years, not least because of productive interactions between theoretical and empirical approaches. This has been coupled with a new emphasis on learning strategies, which places social learning within a cognitive decision-making framework. Understanding when, how and why individuals learn from others is a significant challenge, but one that is critical to numerous fields in multiple academic disciplines, including the study of social cognition.

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21215677
DOI:
10.1016/j.tics.2010.12.002
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