Behavioral and Brain Sciences

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Knowing psychological disposition might help to find innovation

Gyula K. Gajdona1a2

a1 Department for Neurobiology and Cognition Research, University of Vienna, A-1090 Vienna, Austria;

a2 Konrad Lorenz Institute for Ethology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, A-1160 Vienna, Austria.


Ramsey et al.'s article provides a more sensitive framework for comparative innovation than others' operationalisations have done. Nevertheless, a methodology has to be elaborated in order to determine to what degree a behaviour is novel. Psychological processes have to be considered when evaluating the value of reference groups and in order to figure out where to look for innovation.

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