Cognitive culture: Theoretical and empirical insights into social learning strategies

Luke Rendell, Laurel Fogarty, William J.E. Hoppitt, Thomas J.H. Morgan, Mike M. Webster, Kevin N. Laland

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Research into social learning (learning from others) has expanded significantly in recent years, not least because of productive interactions between theoretical and empirical approaches. This has been coupled with a new emphasis on learning strategies, which places social learning within a cognitive decision-making framework. Understanding when, how and why individuals learn from others is a significant challenge, but one that is critical to numerous fields in multiple academic disciplines, including the study of social cognition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)68-76
Number of pages9
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience


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