By S. Itakura, K. Fujita
This ebook specializes in the evolutionary and developmental origins of the social brain, bringing jointly the at the moment segregated perspectives on social cognition within the fields. Ever because the time period "theory of brain" used to be coined by means of D. Premack approximately 30 years in the past, the concept that has been the most subject of social cognition learn either in developmental psychology and in primatology. those study domain names are built-in right here through providing new information on people, nonhuman primates, and birds - particularly, corvids and a parrot - and their implications from either evolutionary and developmental issues of view. the themes coated comprise the phylogeny of social intelligence and social cognition, and the constructing skill through human little ones to barter, to inform a lie, and to appreciate the psychological country of others. Written through major scientists within the box, this quantity can be of specific curiosity to comparative and developmental psychologists, primatologists, and ethologists.