Cultural Learning

Family of elephants walking in a line on an African savannah
Young elephants learn in a social context and from others (social learning) which, plays a crucial role in their development

Culture commonly refers to patterns of learned and shared behavior that are cumulative and transmitted across generations. Humans use culture to adapt and transform the world we live in but many scientists have provided examples of animals who learn, share and transmit adaptations across generations. This raises important questions about whether human culture.

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Culture and Psychology by L D Worthy; T Lavigne; and F Romero is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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