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Social learning and culture in child and chimpanzee. / Whiten, Andrew.

In: Annual Review of Psychology , Vol. 68, 01.2017, p. 129-154.

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Whiten, A 2017, 'Social learning and culture in child and chimpanzee' Annual Review of Psychology , vol. 68, pp. 129-154. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-psych-010416-044108

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Whiten, A. (2017). Social learning and culture in child and chimpanzee. Annual Review of Psychology , 68, 129-154. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-psych-010416-044108

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Whiten A. Social learning and culture in child and chimpanzee. Annual Review of Psychology . 2017 Jan;68:129-154. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-psych-010416-044108

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Whiten, Andrew. / Social learning and culture in child and chimpanzee. In: Annual Review of Psychology . 2017 ; Vol. 68. pp. 129-154.

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