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Whom do children copy? Model-based biases in social learning

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Lara Amanda Natalia Wood, Rachel Kendal, Emma Flynn

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Abstract

This review investigates the presence of young children‟s model-based cultural transmission biases in social learning, arguing that such biases are adaptive and flexible. Section 1 offers five propositions regarding the presence and direction of model-based transmission biases in young children's copying of a model. Section 2 discusses the cognitive abilities required for differing model-based biases and tracks their development in early childhood. Section 3 suggests future areas of research including considering the social aspect of model-based biases and understanding their use within a comparative perspective.
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-356
JournalDevelopmental Review
Volume33
Issue number4
Early online date23 Sep 2013
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Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

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  • Social learning, Model-based biases, Cultural transmission, Social cognition, Trust

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