This work builds a bridge between evolutionary theory and cultural psychology. The author is one of very few people to have done systematic research on the cognitive capacities of both nonhuman primates and human children. This work identifies what the differences are, and suggests where they might have come from. Tomasello argues that the roots of the human capacity for symbol-based culture, and the kind of psychological development that takes p[lace within it, are based in a cluster of unique human cognitive capacities ...

The Cultural Origins of Human Cognition 2001, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674005822

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The Cultural Origins of Human Cognition: , 2000, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674000704