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Social, Machiavellian and cultural cognition: a golden age of discovery in comparative and evolutionary psychology

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The years since the publication of Machiavellian Intelligence have witnessed a Golden Age in discoveries concerning social cognition in human and non-human primates and many other animal taxa too. Here I briefly dissect some of the variants of the social intelligence hypotheses that have evolved in this time and offer a selective overview of scientific discoveries in this field, particularly in primates, over the last 30 years.
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-441
JournalJournal of Comparative Psychology
Volume132
Issue number4
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Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018

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  • Animal intelligence, Social cognition, Social intelligence, Machiavellian intelligence, Cultural intelligence hypothesis

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