The pervasive role of social learning in primate lifetime development.

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Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Title
The pervasive role of social learning in primate lifetime development.
Journal
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Author(s)
Whiten A., van de Waal E.
ISSN
0340-5443 (Print)
ISSN-L
0340-5443
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
72
Number
5
Pages
80
Language
english
Abstract
In recent decades, an accelerating research effort has exploited a substantial diversity of methodologies to garner mounting evidence for social learning and culture in many species of primate. As in humans, the evidence suggests that the juvenile phases of non-human primates' lives represent a period of particular intensity in adaptive learning from others, yet the relevant research remains scattered in the literature. Accordingly, we here offer what we believe to be the first substantial collation and review of this body of work and its implications for the lifetime behavioral ecology of primates. We divide our analysis into three main phases: a first phase of learning focused on primary attachment figures, typically the mother; a second phase of selective learning from a widening array of group members, including some with expertise that the primary figures may lack; and a third phase following later dispersal, when a migrant individual encounters new ecological and social circumstances about which the existing residents possess expertise that can be learned from. Collating a diversity of discoveries about this lifetime process leads us to conclude that social learning pervades primate ontogenetic development, importantly shaping locally adaptive knowledge and skills that span multiple aspects of the behavioral repertoire.
Keywords
Culture, Development, Juvenile primates, Ontogeny, Social learning, Traditions
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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