Whom do children copy? Model-based biases in social learning
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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.
Wood , L A N , Kendal , R & Flynn , E 2013 , ' Whom do children copy? Model-based biases in social learning ' Developmental Review , vol 33 , no. 4 , pp. 341-356 . DOI: 10.1016/j.dr.2013.08.002
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