The Transformative Cultural Intelligence Hypothesis: Evidence from Young Children’s Problem-Solving

  title={The Transformative Cultural Intelligence Hypothesis: Evidence from Young Children’s Problem-Solving},
  author={Henrike Moll},
  journal={Review of Philosophy and Psychology},
  • Henrike Moll
  • Published 1 March 2018
  • Psychology
  • Review of Philosophy and Psychology
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