From Nonhuman to Human Mind: What Changed and Why?

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MOCA Reference, APE
Publication Type: Journal Article
Authors: Hare, B.
Year of Publication: 2007
Journal: Current Directions in Psychological Science
Volume: 16
Pagination: 60-64
Publication Language: eng

Two questions regarding the human mind challenge evolutionary theory: (a) What features of human psychology have changed since humans' lineage split from that of the other apes such as chimpanzees and bonobos? And (b) what was the process by which such derived psychological features evolved (e.g., what were the selection pressures)? I review some of the latest research on chimpanzee and canine psychology that allows inferences to be made regarding these questions.

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8721.2007.00476.x
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