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Research at St Andrews

Andrew Whiten

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  1. 2021
  2. 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

  3. E-pub ahead of print

    The psychological reach of culture in animals’ lives

    Whiten, A., 27 Apr 2021, In: Current Directions in Psychological Science. OnlineFirst, 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  4. 2020
  5. 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

  6. 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, In: Evolution and Human Behavior. In press

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  7. 2019
  8. 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

  9. E-pub ahead of print

    Twenty questions about cultural cognitive gadgets

    Whiten, A., 12 Sep 2019, In: The Behavioral and brain sciences. 42, 186.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  10. 2018
  11. 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, In: Journal of Comparative Psychology. Advance Online

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  12. 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

  13. 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, In: Animal Cognition. In press, 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  14. 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, In: Animal Cognition. First Online, 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. Published
  18. 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

  19. 2017
  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. Published
  32. 2016
  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. Published

    Foundations of cumulative culture in apes: improved foraging efficiency through relinquishing and combining witnessed behaviours in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)

    Davis, S. J., Vale, G. L., Schapiro, S. J., Lambeth, S. P. & Whiten, A., 24 Oct 2016, In: Scientific Reports. 6, 35953.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  36. Published

    Identifying and dissecting conformity in animals in the wild: further analysis of primate data

    Whiten, A. & van de Waal, E., Dec 2016, In: Animal Behaviour. 122, p. e1-e4

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  37. Published

    Imitation, collaboration, and their interaction among Western and Indigenous Australian preschool children

    Nielsen, M., Mushin, I., Tomaselli, K. & Whiten, A., 18 May 2016, In: Child Development. 87, 3, p. 795-806 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  38. Published

    Robust retention and transfer of tool construction techniques in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)

    Vale, G. L., Flynn, E. G., Pender, L., Price, E., Whiten, A., Lambeth, S. P., Schapiro, S. J. & Kendal, R. L., 1 Feb 2016, In: Journal of Comparative Psychology. 130, 1, p. 24-35 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  39. Published

    Social learning in the real-world: ‘over-imitation’ occurs in both children and adults unaware of participation in an experiment and independently of social interaction

    Whiten, A., Allan, G., Devlin, S., Kseib, N., Raw, N. & McGuigan, N., 28 Jul 2016, In: PLoS ONE. 11, 7, 14 p., e0159920.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  40. Published

    “Model age-based” and “copy when uncertain” biases in children’s social learning of a novel task

    Wood, L. A., Harrison, R. A., Lucas, A. J., McGuigan, N., Burdett, E. R. R. & Whiten, A., Oct 2016, In: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 150, p. 272-284 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  41. 2015
  42. Published

    Chimpanzees copy dominant and knowledgeable individuals: implications for cultural diversity

    Kendal, R., Hopper, L. M., Whiten, A., Brosnan, S. F., Lambeth, S. P., Schapiro, S. J. & Hoppitt, W., Jan 2015, In: Evolution and Human Behavior. 36, 1, p. 65-72 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  43. Published

    Experimental evidence for the co-evolution of hominin tool-making teaching and language

    Morgan, T. J. H., Uomini, N. T., Rendell, L. E., Chouinard-Thuly, L., Street, S. E., Lewis, H. M., Cross, C. P., Evans, C., Kearney, R., de la Torre, I., Whiten, A. & Laland, K. N., 13 Jan 2015, In: Nature Communications. 6, 8 p., 6029.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  44. Published
  45. Published

    Mutual medication in capuchin monkeys - Social anointing improves coverage of topically applied anti-parasite medicines

    Bowler, M. T., Messer, E. J. E., Claidiere, N. & Whiten, A., 12 Oct 2015, In: Scientific Reports. 5, 15030.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  46. Published

    Selective and contagious prosocial resource donation in capuchin monkeys, chimpanzees and humans

    Claidière, N., Whiten, A., Mareno, M. C., Messer, E. J. E., Brosnan, S. F., Hopper, L. M., Lambeth, S. P., Schapiro, S. J. & McGuigan, N., 6 Jan 2015, In: Scientific Reports. 5, 7631.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  47. Published

    The importance of witnessed agency in chimpanzee social learning of tool use

    Hopper, L. M., Lambeth, S. P., Schapiro, S. J. & Whiten, A., Mar 2015, In: Behavioural Processes. 112, p. 120-129 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  48. Published

    The nature of culture: an eight-grade model for the evolution and expansion of cultural capacities in hominins and other animals

    Haidle, M. N., Bolus, M., Collard, M., Conard, N. J., Garofoli, D., Lombard, M., Nowell, A., Tennie, C. & Whiten, A., 1 Jul 2015, In: Journal of Anthropological Sciences. 93, p. 43-70 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  49. Published

    Wild vervet monkeys copy alternative methods for opening an artificial fruit

    van de Waal, E., Claidiere, N. & Whiten, A., May 2015, In: Animal Cognition. 18, 3, p. 617-627 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  50. 2014
  51. Published

    Exploring tool innovation: a comparison of Western and Bushman children

    Nielsen, M., Tomaselli, K., Mushin, I. & Whiten, A., 2014, In: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 126, p. 384-394

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  52. Published

    Frequency of behavior witnessed and conformity in an everyday social context

    Claidière, N., Bowler, M., Brookes, S., Brown, R. & Whiten, A., 20 Jun 2014, In: PLoS ONE. 9, 6, 10 p., e99874.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  53. Published

    Social networks in primates: smart and tolerant species have more efficient networks

    Pasquaretta, C., Leve, M., Claidiere, N., van de Waal, E., Whiten, A., MacIntosh, A. J. J., Pele, M., Bergstrom, M. L., Borgeaud, C., Brosnan, S. F., Crofoot, M. C., Fedigan, L. M., Fichtel, C., Hopper, L. M., Mareno, M. C., Petit, O., Schnoell, A. V., di Sorrentino, E. P., Thierry, B., Tiddi, B. & 1 others, Sueur, C., 23 Dec 2014, In: Scientific Reports. 4, 8 p., 7600.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  54. Published

    Synchrony and motor mimicking in chimpanzee observational learning

    Fuhrmann, D., Ravignani, A., Marshall-Pescini, S. & Whiten, A., 13 Jun 2014, In: Scientific Reports. 4, 7 p., 5283.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  55. Published

    Tolerance and Social Facilitation in the Foraging Behaviour of Free-Ranging Crows (Corvus corone corone; C. c. cornix)

    Miller, R., Schiestl, M., Whiten, A., Schwab, C. & Bugnyar, T., 1 Dec 2014, In: Ethology. 120, 12, p. 1248-1255 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  56. Published

    Video demonstrations seed alternative problem-solving techniques in wild common marmosets

    Gunhold, T., Whiten, A. & Bugnyar, T., 30 Sep 2014, In: Biology Letters. 10, 9, 20140439.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  57. Published

    Where Culture Takes Hold: "Overimitation" and Its Flexible Deployment in Western, Aboriginal, and Bushmen Children

    Nielsen, M., Mushin, I., Tomaselli, K. & Whiten, A., 1 Nov 2014, In: Child Development. 85, 6, p. 2169-2184 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  58. Published

    Wild vervet monkey infants acquire the food-processing variants of their mothers

    Van de Waal, E., Bshary, R. & Whiten, A., 1 Apr 2014, In: Animal Behaviour. 90, p. 41-45 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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