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Cooperation in primates: a critical, methodological review


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Title: Cooperation in primates: a critical, methodological review
Authors : Albiach Serrano, Anna
Keywords: Comportamiento animalAnimal behaviourConocimientoCognitionCooperación (Psicología)CooperativenessPrimates
Publisher: John Benjamins
Citation: Albiach Serrano, A. (2015). Cooperation in primates: a critical, methodological review. Interaction Studies: Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systems, vol. 16, i. 3, pp. 361–382. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/is.16.3.02alb
Abstract: Observational studies have suggested that some nonhuman primates’ cooperative behavior may rely on their capacity to share goals and understand the role of their partners. Experimental studies have tried to find evidence for this under controlled conditions, investigating aspects like the degree of organization in different primate species and the individuals’ capacity to recognize and choose good partners, switch roles with them, and care about their outcomes. Often, the results have been mixed. Partly, this is because of the methodological difficulties inherent to empirical research. In this paper, I offer a critical, methodological review of the experimental studies done in the last years on nonhuman primates’ cooperation, I discuss their findings, and suggest possible solutions to some of the procedural problems. Hopefully, this will contribute to improve the design of future studies and therefore our knowledge about the evolutionary history of cooperation.
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10637/15360
Rights : http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
ISSN: 1572-0373
1572-0381 (Electrónico)
Issue Date: 2015
Center : Universidad Cardenal Herrera-CEU
Appears in Collections:Dpto. Producción y Sanidad Animal, Salud Pública Veterinaria y Ciencia y Tecnología de los Alimentos





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