Social Learning and Cultural Transmission
involves the transfer and acquisition of information within and between
Social learning can take many forms.
occurs when an observer learns a
from imitation in that what is copied is not a novel behavior.
can occur when an observer learns something new by being drawn to a new area because a
was in that location.
occurs when the mere presence of a
can facilitate learning on the part of an observer.
Teaching is a process where one
serves as an
and at least one other individual acts as a
who learns from the
Cultural transmission may take place in three different
Cultural transmission may lead to cultural
and the adaptation of traits much faster than
Genetic and cultural transmission may sometimes be linked, as shown in some
Cultural transmission and
size often exhibit a
indicating a role of the nervous system in learning.
Feb 5, 2008