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Social Intelligence and Interaction : Expressions and implications of the social bias in human intelligence - Esther N. Goody

Social Intelligence and Interaction

Expressions and implications of the social bias in human intelligence

By: Esther N. Goody (Editor)

Paperback Published: 22nd May 1995
ISBN: 9780521459495
Number Of Pages: 324

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There is a growing view that intelligence evolved as a product of social interdependence. The unique development of human intelligence was probably linked to the use of spoken language, but language itself evolved in the context of social interaction, and in its development it has shaped - and been shaped by - social institutions. Taking as their starting-point the social production of intelligence and of language, scholars across a range of disciplines are beginning to rethink fundamental questions about human evolution, language and social institutions. This volume brings together anthropologists, linguists, primatologists and psychologists, all working on this new frontier of research.

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"The chapters cover contributions from a variety of disciplines and include much anthropological detail... a fascinating collection to dip into..." Peter K. Smith, Human Ethology Bulletin

Primary Processes: l. The ape legacy
How to invent a shared lexicon
Kinship organization
The Interactive Negotiation of Meaning in Conversation
On projection
Interaction sequences and anticipatory interactive planning
Where does foresight end and hindsight begin?
Genres as Tools that Shape Interaction
Politeness strategies and the attribution of intentions
Interaction planning and intersubjective adjustment of perspectives by communicative genres
Expressions of a Social Bias in Intelligence
Divination as dialogue
Social intelligence and prayer as dialogue
Interactional biases in human thinking
Stories in the social and mental life of people Michael Carrithers
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ISBN: 9780521459495
ISBN-10: 0521459494
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 22nd May 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.48