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Learning from animals? : examining the nature of human uniqueness

Author: Louise Röska-Hardy; Eva M Neumann-Held
Publisher: Hove, UK : Psychology Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Learning from Animals? experts present empirical research, analyze issues raised by comparative approaches and debate their consequences for an understanding of human uniqueness.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Learning from animals?.
Hove, UK : Psychology Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008019111
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Louise Röska-Hardy; Eva M Neumann-Held
ISBN: 0203889908 9780203889909
OCLC Number: 318240096
Description: 1 online resource (x, 268 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: issues and themes in comparative studies : language, cognition, and culture / Louise S. Ro·ska-Hardy --
Language --
Prolegomena to a science of biolinguistics / W. Tecumseh Fitch --
Sketch of an evolutionary grammar based on comparative biolinguistics / Wolfgang Wildgen --
Vocal and gestural communication in nonhuman primates and the question of the origin of language / Adrien Meguerditchian and Jacques Vauclair --
Cognition --
Socioemotional factors in the development of joint attention in human and ape infants / Kim A. Bard and David A. Leavens --
Collective intentionality and the roots of human societal life / Hannes Rakoczy --
Socio-cognitive abilities and cooperative breeding / Judith-Maria Burkart --
Attentiveness toward others and social learning in domestic dogs / Zsoþfia Viraþnyi, Friederike Range, and Ludwig Huber --
From similarity to uniqueness : method and theory in comparative psychology / Ingar Brinck --
Culture --
Experimental approaches to the study of culture in primates / Christine A. Caldwell --
How the chimpanzee stole culture, or lessons learned from labours in cultural primatology / William C. McGrew --
Great apes and the human resistance to equality / Dale Jamieson --
Apes and human dignity / Matthias Kettner --
Postscript: human uniqueness in a comparative perspective / Louise S. Ro·ska-Hardy.
Responsibility: edited by Louise S. Röska-Hardy and Eva M. Neumann-Held.

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