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Research at St Andrews

Andrew Whiten

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  1. 2021
  2. Published

    A deepening understanding of animal culture suggests lessons for conservation

    Brakes, P., Carroll, E. L., Dall, S., Keith, S., McGregor, P., Mesnick, S., Noad, M., Rendell, L., Robbins, M., Rutz, C., Thorton, A., Whiten, A., Whiting, M., Aplin, L., Bearhop, S., Ciucci, P., Fishlock, V., Ford, J., Notarbartolo di Sciara, G., Simmonds, M. & 5 others, Spina, F., Wade, P., Whithead, H., Williams, J. & Garland, E. C., 28 Apr 2021, In: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 288, 1949, 10 p., 20202718.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

  3. Published

    Chimpanzees’ behavioral flexibility, social tolerance and use of tool-composites in a progressively challenging foraging problem

    Harrison, R. A., van Leeuwen, E. & Whiten, A., 19 Feb 2021, In: iScience. 24, 2, 102033.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  4. Published

    The burgeoning reach of animal culture

    Whiten, A., 2 Apr 2021, In: Science. 372, 6537, eabe6514.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

  5. E-pub ahead of print

    The psychological reach of culture in animals’ lives

    Whiten, A., 27 Apr 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Current Directions in Psychological Science. OnlineFirst, 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  6. 2020
  7. Published

    A unified account of culture should accommodate animal cultures

    Whiten, A., 28 May 2020, In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 43, e118.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

  8. Published

    Does culture shape hunting behavior in bonobos?

    Whiten, A., 1 Sep 2020, In: eLife. 9, 3 p., e62104.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetterpeer-review

  9. Published

    Refining our understanding of the "elephant in the room"

    Whiten, A., 10 Aug 2020, In: The Behavioral and brain sciences. 43, p. e182

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  10. E-pub ahead of print

    Why do chimpanzees have diverse behavioral repertoires yet lack more complex cultures? Invention and social information use in a cumulative task

    Vale, G. L., McGuigan, N., Burdett, E., Lambeth, S. P., Lucas, A., Rawlings, B., Schapiro, S. J., Watson, S. K. & Whiten, A., 16 Dec 2020, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Evolution and Human Behavior. In press

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  11. Published

    Wild chimpanzees scaffold youngsters’ learning in a high-tech community

    Whiten, A., 14 Jan 2020, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 117, 2, p. 802-804 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

  12. 2019
  13. Published

    Animal cultures matter for conservation

    Brakes, P., Dall, S. R. X., Aplin, L. M., Bearhop, S., Carroll, E. L., Ciucci, P., Fishlock, V., Ford, J. K. B., Garland, E. C., Keith, S. A., McGregor, P. K., Mesnick, S. L., Noad, M. J., Notarbartolo di Sciara, G., Robbins, M. M., Simmonds, M. P., Spina, F., Thornton, A., Wade, P. R., Whiting, M. J. & 5 others, Williams, J., Rendell, L., Whitehead, H., Whiten, A. & Rutz, C., 8 Mar 2019, In: Science. 363, 6431, p. 1032-1034 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  14. Published

    Apes: Social learning

    Whiten, A., 1 Jan 2019, Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior. Elsevier Inc., p. 327-333 7 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  15. E-pub ahead of print

    Conformity and over-imitation: an integrative review of variant forms of hyper-reliance on social learning

    Whiten, A., 14 Jan 2019, (E-pub ahead of print) Advances in the Study of Behavior. Elsevier, (Advances in the Study of Behavior).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  16. Published

    Cultural evolution in animals

    Whiten, A., Nov 2019, In: Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics. 50, p. 27-48

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

  17. Published
  18. Published

    Social learning: peering deeper into ape culture

    Whiten, A., 9 Sep 2019, In: Current Biology. 29, 17, p. R845-R847

    Research output: Contribution to journalShort surveypeer-review

  19. Published

    The reach of gene-culture coevolution in animals

    Whitehead, H., Laland, K. N., Rendell, L., Thorogood, R. & Whiten, A., 3 Jun 2019, In: Nature Communications. 10, 10 p., 2405.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

  20. E-pub ahead of print

    Twenty questions about cultural cognitive gadgets

    Whiten, A., 12 Sep 2019, (E-pub ahead of print) In: The Behavioral and brain sciences. 42, 186.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  21. Published

    ‘Over-imitation’: a review and appraisal of a decade of research

    Hoehl, S., Keupp, S., Schleihauf, H., McGuigan, N., Buttelmann, D. & Whiten, A., Mar 2019, In: Developmental Review. 51, p. 90-108

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

  22. 2018
  23. E-pub ahead of print

    Behavioral conservatism is linked to complexity of behavior in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): implications for cognition and cumulative culture

    Davis, S. J., Schapiro, S. J., Lambeth, S. P., Wood, L. A. & Whiten, A., 19 Jul 2018, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Journal of Comparative Psychology. Advance Online

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  24. Published

    Brainpower boost for birds in large groups

    Whiten, A., 7 Feb 2018, In: Nature. 554, 7692, p. 303-304 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

  25. Published

    Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) display limited behavioural flexibility when faced with a changing foraging task requiring tool use

    Harrison, R. A. & Whiten, A., 19 Feb 2018, In: PeerJ. 6, 28 p., e4366.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  26. E-pub ahead of print

    Chimpanzees demonstrate individual differences in social information use

    Watson, S. K., Vale, G. L., Hopper, L. M., Dean, L. G., Kendal, R. L., Price, E. E., Wood, L. A., Davis, S. J., Schapiro, S. J., Lambeth, S. P. & Whiten, A., 19 Jun 2018, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Animal Cognition. In press, 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  27. E-pub ahead of print

    Chimpanzees prioritise social information over pre-existing behaviours in a group context but not in dyads

    Watson, S., Lambeth, S. P., Schapiro, S. J. & Whiten, A., 24 Mar 2018, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Animal Cognition. First Online, 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  28. Published

    Culture and conformity shape fruitfly mating

    Whiten, A., 30 Nov 2018, In: Science. 362, 6418, p. 998-999 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalShort surveypeer-review

  29. Published

    Field experiments with wild primates reveal no consistent dominance-based bias in social learning

    Botting, J., Whiten, A., Grampp, M. & van de Waal, E., Feb 2018, In: Animal Behaviour. 136, p. 1-12 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  30. Published

    Foraging skills develop over generations in the wild

    Whiten, A., 1 Oct 2018, In: Nature. 562, 7726, p. 198-200 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

  31. Published

    Payoff- and sex-biased social learning interact in a wild primate population

    Bono, A. E. J., Whiten, A., van Schaik, C., Krützen, M., Eichenberger, F., Schnider, A. & van de Waal, E., 10 Sep 2018, In: Current Biology. 28, 17, p. 2800-2805.e4

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  32. Published

    Social Dynamics: Knowledgeable Lemurs Gain Status

    Whiten, A., 23 Apr 2018, In: Current Biology. 28, 8, p. R344-R346

    Research output: Contribution to journalShort surveypeer-review

  33. Published
  34. Published

    The interaction of social and perceivable causal factors in shaping ‘over-imitation’

    Burdett, E. R. R., McGuigan, N., Harrison, R. & Whiten, A., Jul 2018, In: Cognitive Development. 47, p. 8-18 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  35. Published

    The pervasive role of social learning in primate lifetime development

    Whiten, A. & van de Waal, E., May 2018, In: Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 72, 16 p., 80.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

  36. 2017
  37. Published

    A comparative and evolutionary analysis of the cultural cognition of humans and other apes

    Whiten, A., 9 Jan 2017, In: The Spanish Journal of Psychology. 19, 19 p., E98.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  38. Published

    A second inheritance system: the extension of biology through culture

    Whiten, A., 6 Oct 2017, In: Interface Focus. 7, 5, 16 p., 20160142.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  39. Published

    Acquisition of a socially learned tool use sequence in chimpanzees: implications for cumulative culture

    Vale, G. L., Davis, S. J., Lambeth, S. P., Schapiro, S. J. & Whiten, A., Sep 2017, In: Evolution and Human Behavior. 38, 5, p. 635-644 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  40. Published

    Adaptive cultural transmission biases in children and nonhuman primates

    Price, E. E., Wood, L. A. & Whiten, A., Aug 2017, In: Infant Behavior and Development. 48, Part A, p. 45-53 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

  41. Published

    Collaborative research and behavioral management

    Schapiro, S. J., Brosnan, S. F., Hopkins, W. D., Whiten, A., Kendal, R., Sherwood, C. C. & Lambeth, S. P., 1 Jan 2017, Handbook of Primate Behavioral Management. CRC Press, p. 243-254 12 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  42. Published

    Culture extends the scope of evolutionary biology in the great apes

    Whiten, A., 25 Jul 2017, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 114, 30, p. 7790-7797 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  43. Published

    Innovation and social transmission in experimental micro-societies: exploring the scope of cumulative culture in young children

    McGuigan, N., Burdett, E., Burgess, V., Dean, L., Lucas, A., Vale, G. & Whiten, A., 5 Dec 2017, In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. B, Biological Sciences. 372, 1735, 14 p., 20160425.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  44. Published

    Lack of conformity to new local dietary preferences in migrating captive chimpanzees

    Vale, G. L., Davis, S. J., van de Waal, E., Schapiro, S. J., Lambeth, S. P. & Whiten, A., Feb 2017, In: Animal Behaviour. 124, p. 135-144 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  45. Published

    Resilience of experimentally-seeded dietary traditions in wild vervets: evidence from group fissions

    van de Waal, E., van Schaik, C. P. & Whiten, A., Oct 2017, In: American Journal of Primatology. 79, 10, e22687.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  46. Published

    Social learning and culture in child and chimpanzee

    Whiten, A., Jan 2017, In: Annual Review of Psychology . 68, p. 129-154 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  47. Published

    Social learning, culture and the ‘socio-cultural brain’ of human and non-human primates

    Whiten, A. & van de Waal, E., Nov 2017, In: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 82, p. 58-75

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

  48. Published

    Socially transmitted diffusion of a novel behavior from subordinate chimpanzees

    Watson, S. K., Reamer, L. A., Mareno, M. C., Vale, G., Harrison, R. A., Lambeth, S. P., Schapiro, S. J. & Whiten, A., Jun 2017, In: American Journal of Primatology. 79, 6, e22642.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  49. Published

    The development of selective copying: children's learning from an expert versus their mother

    Lucas, A. J., Burdett, E. R. R., Burgess, V., Wood, L. A., McGuigan, N., Harris, P. L. & Whiten, A., 7 Nov 2017, In: Child Development. 88, 6, p. 2026-2042 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  50. Published

    The extension of biology through culture

    Whiten, A., Ayala, F., Feldman, M. W. & Laland, K. N., 25 Jul 2017, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 114, 30, p. 7775-7781 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  51. Published
  52. Published

    When does cultural transmission favour or instead substitute for general intelligence?

    Whiten, A., 1 Jan 2017, In: The Behavioral and brain sciences. 40, p. e222

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

  53. 2016
  54. Published

    Clarifying the time frame and units of selection in the cultural group selection hypothesis

    Whiten, A. & Erdal, D., Jan 2016, In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 39, p. 45 e57.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

  55. Published

    Cultural diffusion in humans and other animals

    Whiten, A., Caldwell, C. A. & Mesoudi, A., Apr 2016, In: Current Opinion in Psychology. 8, p. 15-21 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  56. Published

    Do children copy an expert or a majority? Examining selective learning in instrumental and normative contexts

    Burdett, E. R. R., Lucas, A. J., Buchsbaum, D., McGuigan, N., Wood, L. A. & Whiten, A., 21 Oct 2016, In: PLoS One. 11, 10, 20 p., e0164698.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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