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The Biology of Traditions

The Biology of Traditions
Models and Evidence

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Dorothy Fragaszy, Susan Perry, Kevin N. Laland, Jeremy R. Kendal, Simon M. Reader, Louis Lefebvre, Julie Bouchard, Gwen Dewar, Bennett G. Galef Jr., Elisabetta Visalberghi, Elsa Addessi, Vincent M. Janik, Peter J. B. Slater, Janet Mann, Brooke Sargeant, Michael A. Huffman, Satoshi Hirata, Carel P. van Schaik, Anne E. Russon, Sue Boinski, Robert P. Quatrone, Karen Sughrue, Lara Selvaggi, MaLinda Henry, Claudia M. Stickler, Lisa M. Rose, Melissa Panger, Mary Baker, Julie Gros-Louis, Katherine Jack, Katherine C. MacKinnon, Joseph Manson, Linda Fedigan, Kendra Pyle
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  • Date Published: July 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521815970

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  • In exploring socially-maintained behavioral traditions in animals other than humans, this study treats traditions as biological phenomena amenable to comparative evaluation in the same way as other biological phenomena. Concerned with how widely shared features of social life and learning abilities can lead to traditions in many species, it differs from other books in its emphasis on explicit evaluation of alternative theories and methods, and in the breadth of species covered. It is essential reading for students and researchers in animal behavior, anthropology and psychology.

    • Introduces theoretical models that can help to identify traditions in non-human animals in natural settings
    • Balanced collection of theoretical and empirical chapters make the book accessible to readers new in this area
    • Broad range of species covered, from primates and dolphins to birds
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Fragaszy and Perry have generated a book that is likely to reward any scientist--and certainly any behavioral scientist --interested in the nature of evidence and in relationships between appearance and reality." BioScience

    "I found this book a fascinating and stimulating read. These are exciting times in the study of marine mammal behaviour, and I sincerely hope this volume will stimulate more research on this fascinating topic in our own field." Aquatic Mammals, Luke Rendell

    "... A rich and comprehensive volume, grounded in traditional ethology, that offers a timely complement to a library of volumes on social learning in animals. Fragaszy and Perry have assembled some interesting and provocative contributions from some of the leading researchers in the field of social learning. Ethology

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    • Date Published: July 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521815970
    • length: 476 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.8kg
    • contains: 41 b/w illus. 21 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface Dorothy Fragaszy and Susan Perry
    1. Towards a biology of traditions Dorothy Fragaszy and Susan Perry
    2. What the models say about social learning Kevin N. Laland and Jeremy R. Kendal
    3. Relative brain size and the distribution of innovation and social learning across the non-human primates Simon M. Reader
    4. Social learning about food in birds Louis Lefebvre and Julie Bouchard
    5. The cue reliability approach to social transmission: designing tests for adaptive traditions Gwen Dewar
    6. 'Traditional' foraging behaviors of Brown and Black rats (Rattus norvegicus and Rattus rattus) Bennett G. Galef Jr.
    7. Food for thought: social learning and feeding behavior in Capuchin monkeys: insights from the laboratory Elisabetta Visalberghi and Elsa Addessi
    8. Traditions in mammalian and avian vocal communication Vincent M. Janik and Peter J. B. Slater
    9. Like mother, like calf: the ontogeny of foraging traditions in wild Indian Ocean Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) Janet Mann and Brooke Sargeant
    10. Biological and ecological foundations of primate behavioral tradition Michael A. Huffman and Satoshi Hirata
    11. Local traditions in orangutans and chimpanzees: social learning and social tolerance Carel P. van Schaik
    12. Developmental perspectives on Great Ape tradition Anne E. Russon
    13. Skilled foraging actions by Brown Capuchins in Suriname: are these socially supported and transmitted behaviors? Sue Boinski, Robert P. Quatrone, Karen Sughrue, Lara Selvaggi, MaLinda Henry, Claudia M. Stickler and Lisa M. Rose
    14. Traditions in wild White-faced Capuchin monkeys Susan Perry, Melissa Panger, Lisa Rose, Mary Baker, Julie Gros-Louis, Katherine Jack, Katherine C. MacKinnon, Joseph Manson, Linda Fedigan and Kendra Pyle
    15. Conclusions and research agendas Susan Perry
    Further reading
    Index.

  • Editors

    Dorothy M. Fragaszy, University of Georgia
    Dorothy M. Fragaszy is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Georgia and Chair of the Biopsychology program.

    Susan Perry, University of California, Los Angeles
    Susan Perry is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Head of the research group for Cultural Phylogeny at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.

    Contributors

    Dorothy Fragaszy, Susan Perry, Kevin N. Laland, Jeremy R. Kendal, Simon M. Reader, Louis Lefebvre, Julie Bouchard, Gwen Dewar, Bennett G. Galef Jr., Elisabetta Visalberghi, Elsa Addessi, Vincent M. Janik, Peter J. B. Slater, Janet Mann, Brooke Sargeant, Michael A. Huffman, Satoshi Hirata, Carel P. van Schaik, Anne E. Russon, Sue Boinski, Robert P. Quatrone, Karen Sughrue, Lara Selvaggi, MaLinda Henry, Claudia M. Stickler, Lisa M. Rose, Melissa Panger, Mary Baker, Julie Gros-Louis, Katherine Jack, Katherine C. MacKinnon, Joseph Manson, Linda Fedigan, Kendra Pyle

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