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Sheina Lew-Levy
University of Cambridge
Developmental psychologyPsychologyEthnographySocial psychologySocial learning
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#1Sheina Lew-Levy (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 4
#2Stephen M. Kissler (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 4
Last. Barry S. Hewlett (WSU: Washington State University)H-Index: 28
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Abstract Teaching is cross-culturally widespread but few studies have considered children as teachers as well as learners. This is surprising, since forager children spend much of their time playing and foraging in child-only groups, and thus, have access to many potential child teachers. Using the Social Relations Model, we examined the prevalence of child-to-child teaching using focal follow data from 35 Hadza and 38 BaYaka 3- to 18-year-olds. We investigated the effect of age, sex and kinship...
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#1Bailey R. House (Ebor: University of York)H-Index: 8
#2Patricia Kanngiesser (FU: Free University of Berlin)H-Index: 11
Last. Joan B. Silk (ASU: Arizona State University)H-Index: 53
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Recent studies have proposed that social norms play a key role in motivating human cooperation and in explaining the unique scale and cultural diversity of our prosociality. However, there have been few studies that directly link social norms to the form, development and variation in prosocial behaviour across societies. In a cross-cultural study of eight diverse societies, we provide evidence that (1) the prosocial behaviour of adults is predicted by what other members of their society judge to...
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#1Sheina Lew-Levy (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 4
#2Adam H. Boyette (Duke University)H-Index: 9
Last. Michael E. Lamb (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 83
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#1Lee T. Gettler (ND: University of Notre Dame)H-Index: 19
#2Mallika S. Sarma (ND: University of Notre Dame)H-Index: 3
Last. Adam H. Boyette (MPG: Max Planck Society)H-Index: 9
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#1Sheina Lew-Levy (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 4
#2Alyssa N. Crittenden (UNLV: University of Nevada, Las Vegas)H-Index: 15
Last. Michael E. Lamb (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 83
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We examined cross-cultural variation in children’s learning-through-participation in economic work in two forager societies; the Hadza of Tanzania and the BaYaka of the Republic of Congo. We used o...
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#1Andrew W. Froehle (Wright State University)H-Index: 10
#2G. Kilian Wells (UNLV: University of Nevada, Las Vegas)H-Index: 1
Last. Alyssa N. Crittenden (UNLV: University of Nevada, Las Vegas)H-Index: 15
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#1Adam H. Boyette (Duke University)H-Index: 9
#2Sheina Lew-Levy (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 4
Last. Lee T. Gettler (ND: University of Notre Dame)H-Index: 19
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Abstract Males in vertebrate species with biparental care commonly face a life history trade-off between investing in mating versus parenting effort. Among these males, testosterone is frequently elevated during mating and competition and reduced when males help raise offspring. These physiological patterns may be adaptive, increasing males' fitness through investments in young. However, for some species, including humans, indirect parenting often benefits young but can also involve male competi...
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#1Adam H. BoyetteH-Index: 9
#2Sheina Lew-LevyH-Index: 4
Last. Lee T. GettlerH-Index: 19
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Fathers’ direct care (e.g., carrying, sensitive caregiving, cultural transmission) can potentially improve children’s health, well-being, and social development. However, between- and within-culture variation in fathers’ roles in these domains remains understudied, particularly in work on small-scale societies, and we know relatively little about how these roles intersect with indirect paternal care (e.g., provisioning, resource defense) to shape child health outcomes. We use data from Bondongo ...
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#1Sheina Lew-Levy (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 4
#2Adam H. Boyette (Duke University)H-Index: 9
Work-themed play may allow children to learn complex skills, and ethno-typical and gender-typical behaviors. Thus, play may have made important contributions to the evolution of childhood through the development of embodied capital. Using data from Aka foragers and Ngandu farmer children from the Central African Republic, we ask whether children perform ethno- and gender-typical play and work activities, and whether play prepares children for complex work. Focal follows of 50 Aka and 48 Ngandu c...
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#1Sheina Lew-Levy (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 4
#2Noa Lavi (University of Haifa)H-Index: 4
Last. Kate Ellis-Davies (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 5
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Forager societies tend to value egalitarianism, cooperative autonomy, and sharing. Furthermore, foragers exhibit a strong gendered division of labor. However, few studies have employed a cross-cultural approach to understand how forager children learn social and gender norms. To address this gap, we perform a meta-ethnography, which allows for the systematic extraction, synthesis, and comparison of quantitative and qualitative publications. In all, 77 publications met our inclusion criteria. The...
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