Publications

Davis, S. J., Schapiro, S. J., Lambeth, S. P., Wood, L. A., & Whiten, A. (2019). Behavioral conservatism is linked to complexity of behavior in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): Implications for cognition and cumulative culture. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 133(1), 20. PDF Here

Wood, L. A., & Whiten, A. (2017). Visible spatial contiguity of social information and reward affects social learning in brown capuchins (Sapajus apella) and children (Homo sapiens). Journal of Comparative Psychology131(4), 304. PDF Here

Wood, L. A., & Whiten, A. (2017). Social Traditions. In International Encyclopedia of Primatology, Wiley.

Polgár, ZWood, L. A., Haskell, M. J. (2017). Individual Differences in Zoo-housed Squirrel Monkeys’ (Saimiri sciureus) Reactions to Visitors, Research Participation, and Personality Ratings. American Journal of Primatology.  

Lucas, A. J., Burdett, E. R. R., Burgess, V., Wood. L.A., McGuigan, N., Harris, P. L. & Whiten, A. (2017). The development of selective copying: children’s learning from an expert versus their mother. Child Development. PDF Here

Wood, L. A., Harrison, R. A., Lucas, A. J., Mcguigan, N., Burdett, E. R. R., & Whiten, A. (2016). “Model age-based” and “copy when uncertain” biases in children’s social learning of a novel task. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 150 272- 284. PDF Here

Burdett, E. R. R, Lucas, A. J., Buchsbaum, D., McGuigan, N., Wood, L. A., & Whiten, A. (2016). Do children copy an expert or a majority? Examining selective learning in instrumental and normative contexts. PLOS ONE. PDF Here

Price, E. E, Wood, L. A., & Whiten, A. (In press). Adaptive cultural transmission biases in children and nonhuman primates. Infant Behavior & Development. PDF Here

Wood, L. A., Kendal, R. L., & Flynn, E. G. (2015). Does a peer model’s task proficiency influence children’s solution choice and innovation? Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 139, 190-202. PDF Here

Wood, L. A., Kendal, R. L., & Flynn, E. G. (2013). Whom do children copy? Model-based biases in social learning. Developmental Review, 33(4), 341-356. PDF Here

Wood, L. A., Kendal, R. L., & Flynn, E. G. (2013). Copy me or copy you? The effect of prior experience on social learning. Cognition, 127(2), 203-213. PDF Here

Wood, L. A., Kendal, R. L., & Flynn, E. G. (2012). Context-dependent model-based biases in cultural transmission: Children’s imitation is affected by model age over model knowledge state. Evolution and Human Behavior,33(4), 387-394. PDF Here

Hopper, L. M., Flynn, E. G., Wood, L. A., & Whiten, A. (2010). Observational learning of tool use in children: Investigating cultural spread through diffusion chains and learning mechanisms through ghost displays. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 106(1), 82-97. Link here

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