Imitation by Animals

  title={Imitation by Animals},
  author={Thomas R. Zentall},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={91 - 95}
  • T. Zentall
  • Published 1 June 2003
  • Psychology
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science
Imitation is of psychological interest in part because it has cognitive implications for how organisms view the behavior of others, relative to their own behavior. It implies the ability to take the perspective of another. For this reason, researchers have tried to distinguish imitation from other kinds of social learning and influence. In the two-action procedure, one of two response topographies is demonstrated, and the correlation between the topography demonstrated and the topography later… 

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