PSYC14H3 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Imitative Learning, Homo Habilis, Homo Sapiens

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1)a particular kind of information acquired through social learning that is capable of affecting an individual"s behaviors. Culture is any kind of idea, belief, technology, habit, or practice that is acquired through learning from others. 2)a particular group of individuals - existing within some kind of shared context. People understand that others have minds that are different from their own, and thus that other people have perspectives and intentions that are different from their own. Evident in humans across all cultures, and develops at a fairly similar rate across cultures. In imitative learning the learner internalizes something of the model"s goals and behavioral strategies. Emulative learning, the learning is focused on the environmental events that are involved - how the use of one object could potentially effect changes in the state of the environment. The key difference - emulative learning does not require imitating a model"s behavioral strategies.

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