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Social Learning Strategies

William Hoppitt and Kevin N. Laland

in Social Learning: An Introduction to Mechanisms, Methods, and Models

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150703
eISBN:
9781400846504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150703.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter focuses on social learning strategies—functional rules specifying what, when, and who to copy. There are many plausible social learning strategies. Individuals might disproportionately ... More


Social Learning: An Introduction to Mechanisms, Methods, and Models

William Hoppitt and Kevin N. Laland

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150703
eISBN:
9781400846504
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150703.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Many animals, including humans, acquire valuable skills and knowledge by copying others. Scientists refer to this as social learning. It is one of the most exciting and rapidly developing areas of ... More


Arctic foxes: Consequences of resource predictability in the Arctic fox—two life history strategies

Anders Angerbjörn, Pall Hersteinsson, and Magnus Tannerfeldt

in The Biology and Conservation of Wild Canids

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515562
eISBN:
9780191705632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515562.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter examines the life history characteristics of two Arctic fox populations, a relatively stable one in Iceland and a fluctuating one in Sweden. Intraspecific variation in reproductive and ... More


Conclusions

William Hoppitt and Kevin N. Laland

in Social Learning: An Introduction to Mechanisms, Methods, and Models

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150703
eISBN:
9781400846504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150703.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This concluding chapter summarizes the different social learning concepts and methods explored in the book, beginning with definitions of some key terms such as social learning, social transmission, ... More


Banishment’s Reemergence

Katherine Beckett and Steve Herbert

in Banished: The New Social Control In Urban America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195395174
eISBN:
9780199943319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395174.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter tries to explain why banishment reemerged as a leading social control strategy. It lists several developments that contributed to its rise, such as the increase in the homeless ... More


I'm not giving up! Maintaining motivation in independent language learning

Linda Murphy

in Independent Language Learning: Building on Experience, Seeking New Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789888083640
eISBN:
9789882209299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083640.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter is related to the impact of affective factors in the independent learning process. It examines the experience of a group of adult distance learners of French, German and Spanish studying ... More


Intentions

Lawrence Danson

in Wilde's Intentions: The Artist in his Criticism

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198186281
eISBN:
9780191674488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186281.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter analyses the contents and message of Oscar Wilde's Intentions, which it considers an indicator of cultural positions and attitudes. It compares what Wilde and the reviewers said about ... More


Pathology, Evolution, and Altruism

David Sloan Wilson

in Pathological Altruism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199738571
eISBN:
9780199918669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738571.003.0286
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Adaptations that are favored by natural selection can nevertheless count as pathological when they harm others or even the individual over the long term. This statement holds for altruism, along with ... More


Biographical methods and social policy in European perspective

Prue Chamberlayne

in Biographical methods and professional practice: An international perspective

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344939
eISBN:
9781447301554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344939.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter examines some of the ways in which biographical methods have challenged the established approaches to social policy, and how this challenge varies and develops in different European ... More


Hearts Full of Hope

Lucie Ryzova

in The Age of the Efendiyya: Passages to Modernity in National-Colonial Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199681778
eISBN:
9780191761591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681778.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Social History

This chapter looks at education understood as social practice, and concretely here from the perspective of parents. It asks the deceptively simple question of why did families (and which families) ... More


Thinking about Strategy

David S. Meyer and Suzanne Staggenborg

in Strategies for Social Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672899
eISBN:
9781452947174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672899.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses how resources, mobilization structures, political opportunities, and the dynamics of contention influence strategy. A report examined here about an animal rights protest ... More


Introduction

Brian K. Obach

in Organic Struggle: The Movement for Sustainable Agriculture in the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029094
eISBN:
9780262328302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029094.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The major themes addressed in the book are summarized including how political and economic conditions shaped the sustainable agriculture movement and how the movement developed organizationally. ... More


Wary learners

Alberto Acerbi

in Cultural Evolution in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198835943
eISBN:
9780191873331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835943.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Cultural evolution is a diverse field of research, but some similarities can be found: cultural evolutionists defend a quantitative, naturalistic, and interdisciplinary approach to the study of human ... More


Introduction: Education and the Long March through the Institutions

Rebecca Tarlau

in Occupying Schools, Occupying Land: How the Landless Workers' Movement Transformed Brazilian Education

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190870324
eISBN:
9780190870331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190870324.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Education

The Introduction presents the basic goals of the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement’s agrarian reform struggle and explains how its educational proposal is part and parcel of achieving those goals. ... More


Introduction

in Accident Prone: A History of Technology, Psychology, and Misfits of the Machine Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226081175
eISBN:
9780226081199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226081199.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter presents a close examination of the origins and development of the idea of accident proneness. It shows that the rise and fall of accident proneness was a clear sign of not just one, but ... More


Settling Accounts: The Intergenerational Contract in an Age of Reform

Deborah Davis and Stevan Harrell

in Chinese Families in the Post-Mao Era

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077973
eISBN:
9780520913578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077973.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

One of the major problems facing people in any society is how to act while still vigorous and capable so as to ensure support and care in old age. While the means used to achieve these goals are many ... More


A Hermeneutics of Social Embodiment

Wayne A. Meeks

in In Search of the Early Christians: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091427
eISBN:
9780300130102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091427.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter looks at the two possible yet opposing ways one can read text, as presented by the New Testament. It mentions George Lindbeck's proposal of a way of thinking about a doctrine, placing ... More


Front Pages, Front Lines: Media and the Fight for Women's Suffrage

Linda Steiner, Carolyn Kitch, and Brooke Kroeger (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043109
eISBN:
9780252051982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043109.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book addresses the role of media, particularly periodicals, in the American women’s suffrage movement, and in public understandings of the campaign for a Constitutional amendment enfranchising ... More


Occupying Schools, Occupying Land: How the Landless Workers' Movement Transformed Brazilian Education

Rebecca Tarlau

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190870324
eISBN:
9780190870331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190870324.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Education

Contrary to the conventional belief that social movements cannot engage the state without becoming co-opted and demobilized, this study shows how movements can advance their struggles by ... More


Plotting Strategies, Networks, and Communities in Classical Athens: The Evidence of Slave Names

Kostas Vlassopoulos

in Communities and Networks in the Ancient Greek World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198726494
eISBN:
9780191793301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726494.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the neglected topic of slave names as a source of social history demonstrating that they do more than simply illustrate the distinction between free and slave. Even though the ... More


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