Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Capaldi, E. J. and Martins, A. P. G. 2010. Animal Cognition. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Animal cognition is a broad term that includes a diverse array of phenomena. Consider some examples. Can apes learn language? Are selective attention and rehearsal involved in learning and cognition? Do animals use tools? Do animals form categories? Can animals abstract rules embodied in a series of items? As a final example, can animals organize lower order items in a higher order chunk, as for example, humans do when organizing letters of the alphabet into a word?
- rule learning;
- transitive inference;