Is There Teaching in Nonhuman Animals?

  title={Is There Teaching in Nonhuman Animals?},
  author={Tim Caro and Marc D. Hauser},
  journal={The Quarterly Review of Biology},
  pages={151 - 174}
  • T. Caro, M. Hauser
  • Published 1 June 1992
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Quarterly Review of Biology
We derive a simple operational definition of teaching that distinguishes it from other forms of social learning where there is no active participation of instructors, and then discuss the constituent parts of the definition in detail. From a functional perspective, it is argued that the instructor's sensivity to the pupul's changing skills or knowledge, and the instructor's ability to attribute mental states to others, are not necessary conditions of teaching in nonhuman animals, as assumed by… Expand
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