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27 - Creativity in Non-Human Animals

from Part V - Newer Domains for Creativity Research



While they are not traditionally associated with creativity, non-human animals often use creative behaviors, innovative tools, and social learning to increase evolutionary fitness. This creativity can result in better foraging, higher mating success, increased social standing, better problem-solving abilities, or any number of other adaptive traits. This chapter discusses some general subcategories of creativity and innovation in non-human animals, along with key studies in the area.

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