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Simpler for Evolution: Secondary Representation in Apes, Children, and Ancestors

Suddendorf, Thomas (1998) Simpler for Evolution: Secondary Representation in Apes, Children, and Ancestors. [Journal (Paginated)]

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Abstract

Great apes show behavioural evidence for secondary representation similar to that of children of about two years of age. However, there is no convincing evidence for metarepresentation in apes. A good evolutionary interpretation should be parsimonious and must bring developmental and comparative data in accord. I propose a model based on the work of Perner (1991) and close by pointing out a logical flaw in Heyes’ second proposed experiment

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:great apes, children, secondary representation, metarepresentation, metamind, evolutionary parsimony, insight, self-recognition, hidden displacement, empathy, synchronous representation, mental attribution, evolutionary psychology, homo erectus
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Psychology > Comparative Psychology
Psychology > Comparative Psychology
Psychology > Developmental Psychology
Psychology > Evolutionary Psychology
ID Code:728
Deposited By:Suddendorf, Thomas
Deposited On:21 Jul 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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