Prof Andrew Whiten:
Professor of Evolutionary and Developmental Psychology and Wardlaw Professor of Psychology

Research Overview:

Recent and current research interests focus on social learning, traditions and culture. To elucidate the evolution of these phenomena I study and compare human and non-human primates, especially our closest living relatives, chimpanzees. Studies include both large scale surveys of behaviour in the wild and behavioural experiments with children and non-human primates. The latter studies include the first ones that track the diffusion of behavioural techniques experimentally introduced into existing groups. Development of social learning capacities is studied in children and juvenile non-human primates.


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Wild chimpanzees scaffold youngsters’ learning in a high-tech community Andrew Whiten
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2020 vol. 117 pp. 802-804
Animal cultures matter for conservation Philippa Brakes, Sasha R. X. Dall, Lucy M. Aplin, Stuart Bearhop, Emma Louise Carroll, Paolo Ciucci, Vicki Fishlock, John K. B. Ford, Ellen Clare Garland, Sally A. Keith, Peter K. McGregor, Sarah L. Mesnick, Michael J. Noad, Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara, Martha M. Robbins, Mark P. Simmonds, Fernando Spina, Alex Thornton, Paul R. Wade, Martin J. Whiting, James Williams, Luke Edward Rendell, Hal Whitehead, Andrew Whiten, Christian Rutz
Science 2019 vol. 363 pp. 1032-1034
Apes Andrew Whiten
2019 pp. 327-333
Cultural evolution in animals Andrew Whiten
Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 2019 vol. 50 pp. 27-48
Replication and emergence in cultural evolution Andrew Whiten
Physics of Life Reviews 2019 vol. 30 pp. 80-82