Human-like social skills in dogs?

@article{Hare2005HumanlikeSS,
  title={Human-like social skills in dogs?},
  author={B. Hare and M. Tomasello},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={9},
  pages={439-444}
}
  • B. Hare, M. Tomasello
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  • Domestic dogs are unusually skilled at reading human social and communicative behavior--even more so than our nearest primate relatives. For example, they use human social and communicative behavior (e.g. a pointing gesture) to find hidden food, and they know what the human can and cannot see in various situations. Recent comparisons between canid species suggest that these unusual social skills have a heritable component and initially evolved during domestication as a result of selection on… CONTINUE READING
    702 Citations

    Figures and Topics from this paper

    Social intelligence in dogs viewed from dog-human interaction.
    • 1
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    The Human – Canine Bond : The Evolution of Unique Social Skills
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    Testing the social dog hypothesis: Are dogs also more skilled than chimpanzees in non-communicative social tasks?
    • 41
    • PDF
    Adapting to the human world: Dogs’ responsiveness to our social cues
    • P. Reid
    • Psychology, Medicine
    • Behavioural Processes
    • 2009
    • 143
    • PDF
    Comparative social cognition: From wolf and dog to humans
    • 93
    • PDF
    Like Infant, Like Dog
    • 25
    • PDF
    The domestication hypothesis for dogs' skills with human communication: a response to and
    • 103
    • PDF

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 82 REFERENCES
    The Domestication of Social Cognition in Dogs
    • 819
    • PDF
    Comparative social cognition: what can dogs teach us?
    • 245
    • PDF
    Comprehension of human communicative signs in pet dogs (Canis familiaris).
    • 334
    • PDF
    Domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) are sensitive to the attentional state of humans.
    • 285
    • PDF
    Chimpanzees deceive a human competitor by hiding
    • 211
    • PDF
    Chimpanzee minds: suspiciously human?
    • 374
    • PDF