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  1. Social Learning in Horses—Fact or Fiction?

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    | Contributor(s):: Maria V. Rørvang, Janne W. Christensen, Jan Ladewig, Andrew McLean

    Prima facie, the acquisition of novel behaviors in animals through observation of conspecifics seems straightforward. There are, however, various mechanisms through which the behavior of animals can be altered from observing others. These mechanisms range from simple hard-wired contagious...

  2. Human Demonstration Does Not Facilitate the Performance of Horses (Equus caballus) in a Spatial Problem-Solving Task

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    | Contributor(s):: Joan-Bryce Burla, Janina Siegwart, Christian Nawroth

    Horses were confronted with a spatial problem-solving task in which they had to detour an obstacle. Individuals that observed a human demonstrating how to solve the task did not solve the task more often or faster compared with a control group without demonstration. However, horses of both the...

  3. Does experience with animals improve toddlers' understanding of others' sound perception?

    | Contributor(s):: Rachelle Stover

    Introduction: Much research has examined what children understand about others’ visual perception. For instance, 2-year-olds can determine when an object is hidden from another’s viewpoint (Flavell, 1992). Less is known about children’s understanding of other’s auditory...

  4. Goats Learn Socially from Humans in a Spatial Problem-Solving Task

    | Contributor(s):: Christian Nawroth, Luigi Baciadonna, Alan G. McElligot

    Domestication drives changes in animal cognition and behaviour. In particular, the capacity of dogs to socially learn from humans is considered a key outcome of how domestication shaped the canid brain. However, systematic evidence for social learning from humans in other domestic species is...

  5. Current perspectives on attachment and bonding in the dog–human dyad

    | Contributor(s):: Payne, Elyssa, Bennett, Pauleen C., McGreevy, Paul D.

  6. Social referencing and cat–human communication

    | Contributor(s):: Merola, I., Lazzaroni, M., Marshall-Pescini, S., Prato-Previde, E.

  7. Grounded strategies that improve self-efficacy

    | Contributor(s):: Looman, Mary, Trotter, Kay Sudekum

  8. 4Paws

    4Paws volunteer teams visit residential care facilities, hospitals, classrooms, libraries and Boys and Girls Clubs in the Greater North Bay area of San Francisco. There they share their canine companions with anyone needing comfort or a loving nudge of the nose.4Paws offers classes to the...

  9. Explaining animal poaching among adolescent males using social learning theory

    | Contributor(s):: Green, Egan Kyle

  10. Dogs (Canis familiaris) learn their owners via observation in a manipulation task

    | Contributor(s):: Kubinyi, Enik?, Topál, József, Miklósi, Ádám, Csányi, Vilmos

  11. Verbal Attention Getting as a Key Factor in Social Learning Between Dog (Canis familiaris) and Human

    | Contributor(s):: Pongrácz, Péter, Miklósi, Ádám, Timár-Geng, Katalin, Csányi, Vilmos

  12. Contact with human facilities appears to enhance technical skills in wild vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops)

    | Contributor(s):: van de Waal, Erica, Bshary, Redouan

  13. Inter-group variation in abnormal behaviour in chimpanzees ( Pan troglodytes ) and rhesus macaques ( Macaca mulatta )

    | Contributor(s):: Hook, M. A., Lambeth, S. P., Perlman, J. E., Stavisky, R., Bloomsmith, M. A., Schapiro, S. J.

    The present study was designed to explore whether abnormal behaviour patterns in captive chimpanzees and rhesus macaques can provide additional data relevant to the question of social transmission of behaviour in non-human primates. The degrees to which various abnormal behaviours were displayed...

  14. Review Comparative social cognition: What can dogs teach us?

    | Contributor(s):: Miklósi, Á, Topál, J.

  15. Social attention in keas, dogs, and human children

    | Contributor(s):: Range, Friederike, Horn, Lisa, Bugnyar, Thomas, Gajdon, Gyula K., Huber, Ludwig

  16. Social learning in dogs: The effect of a human demonstrator on the performance of dogs in a detour task

    | Contributor(s):: Pongrácz, Péter, Miklósi, Ádám, Kubinyi, Enikö, Gurobi, Kata, Topál, József, Csányi, Vilmos

  17. Cultural transmission: A view from chimpanzees and human infants

    | Contributor(s):: Tomasello, Michael

  18. The dynamic emergence of categories through imitation

    | Contributor(s):: Belpaeme, Tony, Boer, Bart de, Jansen, Bart

  19. Attentiveness toward others and social learning in domestic dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Virányi, Zsófia, Range, Friederike, Huber, Ludwig

  20. Are nonhuman primates likely to exhibit cultural capacities like those of humans?

    | Contributor(s):: Perry, Susan