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SOCIAL LEARNING DURING MIDDLE CHILDHOOD AMONG AKA FORAGERS AND NGANDU FARMERS OF THE CENTRAL AFRICA REPUBLIC
Homo sapiens are uniquely characterized by a lengthy juvenile period we call childhood and a pronounced reliance on social learning for the acquisition of an adaptive behavioral repertoire, commonly referred to as culture. ...
Cognitive and Evolutionary Approaches to Fish Distribution in a Trinidad Village
This dissertation utilizes human behavioral ecology (HBE) and cognitive anthropology (CA) approaches to try and understand fish distribution in a Trinidadian village. HBE identifies universal (i.e., reproductive fitness) ...
LEADERSHIP, PRESTIGE, AND SOCIAL LEARNING ACROSS TRADITIONAL SOCIETIES
Evolutionary approaches to leadership are reinvigorating and unifying a diverse field. Influential evolutionary theories in anthropology have increasingly linked human leadership with prestige and social learning. Until ...