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Overimitatontendencytocopyunnecessaryactons

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Unformatted text preview: J),
"nod"
(K),
and
 "heads
up"
(L).
[The
nibbling
response
(F)
was
not
itself
imitaTve,
 but
occurred
only
as
a
sequel
to
E.]
(Moore,
1992)
 Copying
behavior:
Mimicry
 Does
mimicry
really
exist?
 •  Does
an
animal
repeat
a
behavior
for
the
 same
purpose,
or
is
it
simply
just
“playing?”
 •  Goes
against
principles
of
instrumental
 condiToning...
if
reliably
compleTng
behavior
 without
reward,
what
is
the
point?
 Importance
of
mimicry
 •  Acquire
skills
 •  CommunicaTon
(e.g.
song
learning)
 •  Social
funcTon
 –  Capuchin
monkeys
are
more
likely
to
sit
closer
to
 and
exchange
tokens
with
a
human
who
imitated
 their
acTons
than
one
who
did
not
(Paukner
et
al.,
 2009)
 –  Unconscious
desire
to
create
rapport?

Both
 children
and
adults
copy
others
when
social
goals
 are
important
 Copying
behavior:
ImitaTon
 NaturalisTc
evidence
 Chimpan...
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