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Tool Use and Causal Cognition

Teresa McCormack, Christoph Hoerl, and Stephen Butterfill (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199571154
eISBN:
9780191731259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571154.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

What cognitive abilities underpin the use of tools, and how are tools and their properties represented or understood by tool-users? Does the study of tool use provide us with a unique or distinctive ... More


The Evolutionary Origins of Causal Cognition: Learning and Using Causal Structures

Brian J. Edwards, Benjamin M. Rottman, and Laurie R. Santos

in Tool Use and Causal Cognition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199571154
eISBN:
9780191731259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571154.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter explores the origins of our species' drive to explain the causal world. It begins by reviewing the types of information that humans use to learn causal structures. Specifically, it ... More


Selection and Evolutionary Explanations for the Maintenance of Personality Differences

Denis Réale and Niels J. Dingemanse

in The Evolution of Personality and Individual Differences

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195372090
eISBN:
9780199893485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372090.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses the potential benefit of using the selectionist approach to study human and animal personality traits. It first briefly introduces the selectionist approach, describes the ... More


Comparative Studies of Social Play, Fairness, and Fitness: What we know and where we Should be Heading

Marc Bekoff

in Ancestral Landscapes in Human Evolution: Culture, Childrearing and Social Wellbeing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199964253
eISBN:
9780199366828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964253.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Play is common in the animal kingdom and has multiple purposes including socialization into cooperation and social skills.


Intelligence of Apes and Other Rational Beings

Duane Rumbaugh and David Washburn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099836
eISBN:
9780300129359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099836.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

What is animal intelligence? In what ways is it similar to human intelligence? Many behavioral scientists have realized that animals can be rational, can think in abstract symbols, can understand and ... More


Brain Business: Cause-Effect Reasoning

Duane M. Rumbaugh and David A. Washburn

in Intelligence of Apes and Other Rational Beings

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099836
eISBN:
9780300129359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099836.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter considers the ability of animal reasoning in terms of cause-effect relations. It first discusses Lloyd Morgan's canon and parsimony as they relate to animal behavior. It then discusses ... More


Overview and Perspective

Duane M. Rumbaugh and David A. Washburn

in Intelligence of Apes and Other Rational Beings

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099836
eISBN:
9780300129359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099836.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter presents an overview and perspectives on the efforts to understand animal behavior and animal intelligence. It also reviews some landmarks on the path to rational behaviorism. They ... More


Introduction

Duane M. Rumbaugh and David A. Washburn

in Intelligence of Apes and Other Rational Beings

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099836
eISBN:
9780300129359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099836.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This book focuses on animal intelligence, where animals are viewed as beings with intelligence and rationality appropriate to their species. It illustrates apes' mastery of word-lexigrams and the ... More


First Lessons from Primates

Duane M. Rumbaugh and David A. Washburn

in Intelligence of Apes and Other Rational Beings

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099836
eISBN:
9780300129359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099836.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter presents a brief overview of the common characteristics within primate species and explains why each species differ markedly in brain complexity. It also addresses whether animal ... More


Primate Research at the San Diego Zoo

Duane M. Rumbaugh and David A. Washburn

in Intelligence of Apes and Other Rational Beings

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099836
eISBN:
9780300129359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099836.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

The San Diego Zoo features a group of orangutans, chimpanzees, and pygmy chimpanzees in its collection. In this chapter, primate research at the San Diego Zoo is discussed. The aim of primate ... More


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