Whom do children copy? Model-based biases in social learning

Lara A. Wood*, Rachel L. Kendal, Emma G. Flynn

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Abstract

This review investigates the presence of young children's model-based cultural transmission biases in social learning, arguing that such biases are adaptive and flexible. Section 1 offers five propositions regarding the presence and direction of model-based transmission biases in young children's copying of a model. Section 2 discusses the cognitive abilities required for differing model-based biases and tracks their development in early childhood. Section 3 suggests future areas of research including considering the social aspect of model-based biases and understanding their use within a comparative perspective.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-356
Number of pages16
JournalDevelopmental Review
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Wood, Lara A. ; Kendal, Rachel L. ; Flynn, Emma G. / Whom do children copy? Model-based biases in social learning. In: Developmental Review. 2013 ; Vol. 33, No. 4. pp. 341-356.
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In: Developmental Review, Vol. 33, No. 4, 01.12.2013, p. 341-356.

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