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The Genesis of Animal Play: Testing the Limits
In The Genesis of Animal Play, Gordon Burghardt examines the origins and evolution of play in humans and animals. He asks what play might mean in our understanding of evolution, the brain, behavioralExpand
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Playing Linear Number Board Games — But Not Circular Ones — Improves Low-Income Preschoolers ’ Numerical Understanding
concepts: The case of natural number. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 137, 22–38. Dehaene, S. (1997). The number sense: How the mind creates mathematics. New York: Oxford UniversityExpand
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The Genesis of Animal Play
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Animal Tool Behavior: The Use and Manufacture of Tools by Animals
When published in 1980, Benjamin B. Beck's Animal Tool Behavior was the first volume to catalog and analyze the complete literature on tool use and manufacture in non-human animals. Beck showed thatExpand
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Current perspectives on the biological study of play: signs of progress.
There has been a recent resurgence of interest in the study of play behavior, marked by much empirical research and theoretical review. These efforts suggest that play may be of greater biologicalExpand
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Synthetic Ethology and the Evolution of Cooperative Communication
Synthetic ethology is proposed as a means of conducting controlled experiments investigating the mechanisms and evolution of communication. After a discussion of the goals and methods of syntheticExpand
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Squeezing Interval Change From Ordinal Panel Data : Latent Growth Curves With Ordinal Outcomes
A didactic on latent growth curve modeling for ordinal outcomes is presented. The conceptual aspects of modeling growth with ordinal variables and the notion of threshold invariance are illustratedExpand
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The Cognitive Animal: Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives on Animal Cognition
The fifty-seven original essays in this book provide a comprehensive overview of the interdisciplinary field of animal cognition. The contributors include cognitive ethologists, behavioralExpand
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Lizard Ecology: Studies of a Model Organism
references to other species. In addition, there is a short discussion of the now-discarded hypothesis that homosexuality is genetic. The chapter concludes with a brief consideration of sexualExpand
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Defining and Recognizing Play
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