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dc.contributor.supervisor Barrett, Louise
dc.contributor.supervisor Henzi, Peter
dc.contributor.author Nord, Christina Marie
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2021-10-27T16:10:40Z
dc.date.available 2021-10-27T16:10:40Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/6080
dc.description.abstract Using both observational and experimental methods, I explored the conditions under which wild vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) learned from one another during 12 months of field study. I paid particular attention to the contextual nature of social learning, applying a behavior analytic approach that focused on behavior—the relationship between organism and environment—rather than on individual attributes, in order to understand which behavioral transmission pathways were available to the vervets, as well as how social dynamics and individual differences influenced learning. Overall, my findings demonstrate that by taking a behavior analytic approach, we can expand the unit of analysis for cognition beyond individual animals to one that situates the organism within its environment. Doing so allows us to realize that cognition can be distributed across the environment to include not only the behavior of individual animals, but also their interactions with one another and their environments. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Psychology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject social learning en_US
dc.subject animal behavior en_US
dc.subject behavior analysis en_US
dc.subject Social learning en_US
dc.subject Animal behavior en_US
dc.subject Behavior analysis en_US
dc.subject Cercopithecus aethiops -- Behavior -- Research en_US
dc.subject Cercopithecus aethiops -- Research en_US
dc.subject Social behavior in animals en_US
dc.subject Animal societies en_US
dc.subject Learning in animals en_US
dc.subject Learning, Psychology of en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title The contexts of social learning in wild vervet monkeys en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en_US
dc.degree.level Ph.D en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0384 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0472 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US


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