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Conformity to peer pressure in preschool children.
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Preschool children are subject to peer pressure, indicating to peers as a primary social reference group already during the preschool years.
How does cognition evolve? Phylogenetic comparative psychology
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Here, it is explained how an integration of comparative psychology and evolutionary biology will answer a host of questions regarding the phylogenetic distribution and history of cognitive traits, as well as the evolutionary processes that drove their evolution.
Great Apes' Risk-Taking Strategies in a Decision Making Task
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All four great ape species' preferences were ordered in a manner consistent with normative dictates of expected value, but varied predictably in their willingness to take risks.
Aging and path integration skill: Kinesthetic and vestibular contributions to wayfinding
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Correlational evidence suggested that cognitive resources were significant factors in accounting for age-related decline in path integration performance.
Body-based senses enhance knowledge of directions in large-scale environments
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This work examines whether the additional body-based cues that result from active movement facilitate the acquisition of spatial knowledge in the form of vestibular, proprioceptive, and efferent information resulting from passive transport through a large environment.
Keeping track of time: evidence for episodic-like memory in great apes
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Chimpanzees’ and bonobos’ performance in the temporal encoding task was age-dependent, following an inverted U-shaped distribution, and a memory task that required no temporal encoding was included, showing that apes remember in an integrated fashion what, where and when an event happened.
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