Do chimpanzees know what others see—or only what they are looking at?
This chapter examines the distinction between two approaches in interpreting the behaviour in non-human animals. It explains the ‘boosters’ interpret behaviour in psychologically rich ways while ‘scoffers’ prefer psychologically lean interpretations. It compares richer and leaner interpretations of recent data from four experimental paradigms concerning whether chimpanzees know what others can or cannot see and argues that the ‘booster’ hypothesis is better supported by the experimental results.
Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.