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Missing in action: Tool use is action based

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 August 2020

Jeffrey J. Lockman
Department of Psychology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA70115lockman@tulane.edu
Catherine S. Tamis-LeMonda
Department of Applied Psychology, New York University, New York, NY10003catherine.tamis-lemonda@nyu.edu
Karen E. Adolph
Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, NY10003. karen.adolph@nyu.edu


In this commentary on Osiurak and Reynaud's target article, we argue that action is largely missing in their account of the ascendance of human technological culture. We propose that an action-based developmental account can help to bridge the cognitive-sociocultural divide in explanations of the discovery, production, and cultural transmission of human tool use.

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