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Social learning in animals: Empirical studies and theoretical models. / Galef Jr., B G; Laland, Kevin Neville.

In: Bioscience, Vol. 55, No. 6, 06.2005, p. 489-499.

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Galef Jr., BG & Laland, KN 2005, 'Social learning in animals: Empirical studies and theoretical models.', Bioscience, vol. 55, no. 6, pp. 489-499. https://doi.org/10.1641/0006-3568(2005)055[0489:SLIAES]2.0.CO;2

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Galef Jr., B. G., & Laland, K. N. (2005). Social learning in animals: Empirical studies and theoretical models. Bioscience, 55(6), 489-499. https://doi.org/10.1641/0006-3568(2005)055[0489:SLIAES]2.0.CO;2

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Galef Jr. BG, Laland KN. Social learning in animals: Empirical studies and theoretical models. Bioscience. 2005 Jun;55(6):489-499. https://doi.org/10.1641/0006-3568(2005)055[0489:SLIAES]2.0.CO;2

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Galef Jr., B G ; Laland, Kevin Neville. / Social learning in animals: Empirical studies and theoretical models. In: Bioscience. 2005 ; Vol. 55, No. 6. pp. 489-499.

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