Sex differences in chimpanzees' use of sticks as play objects resemble those of children

@article{Kahlenberg2010SexDI,
  title={Sex differences in chimpanzees' use of sticks as play objects resemble those of children},
  author={Sonya M Kahlenberg and R. Wrangham},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={20},
  pages={R1067-R1068}
}
Summary Sex differences in children's toy play are robust and similar across cultures [1,2]. They include girls tending to play more with dolls and boys more with wheeled toys and pretend weaponry. This pattern is explained by socialization by elders and peers, male rejection of opposite-sex behavior and innate sex differences in activity preferences that are facilitated by specific toys [1]. Evidence for biological factors is controversial but mounting. For instance, girls who have been… Expand
Corpse-directed play parenting by a sterile adult female chimpanzee
Sex differences in nonhuman primate behavioral development
  • E. Lonsdorf
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of neuroscience research
  • 2017
Does behavioral flexibility contribute to successful play among juvenile rhesus macaques?
Play-solicitation gestures in chimpanzees in the wild: flexible adjustment to social circumstances and individual matrices
Sex Bias and Social Influences on Savanna Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus) Nest Building Behavior
Male more than female infants imitate propulsive motion
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 30 REFERENCES
Sex differences in learning in chimpanzees
The nature of play : great apes and humans
Chimpanzee cultures
  • C. Schaik
  • International Journal of Primatology
  • 2007
Cultures in chimpanzees
Male coercion and the costs of promiscuous mating for female chimpanzees
...
1
2
3
...