Michael Tomasello, James F. Bonk Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Professor of Linguistics and Evolutionary Anthropology

Michael Tomasello

Major research interests in processes of social cognition, social learning, cooperation, and communication from developmental, comparative, and cultural perspectives. Current theoretical focus on processes of shared intentionality. Empirical research mainly with human children from 1 to 4 years of age and great apes.

Office Location:  247 Soc Psych Bldg, Box 90086, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-8752
Email Address: send me a message
Web Pages:  https://psychandneuro.duke.edu/sites/psychandneuro.duke.edu/files/file-attachments/TomaselloCV_Updated6-15-17.pdf
https://sites.duke.edu/tomasellolabduke/

Education:

Ph.D.University of Georgia at Athens1980
B.A.Duke University1972
Research Interests:

Major research interests in processes of social cognition, social learning, cooperation, and communication from developmental, comparative, and cultural perspectives. Current theoretical focus on processes of shared intentionality. Empirical research mainly with human children from 1 to 4 years of age and great apes.

Recent Publications

  1. Hepach, R; Vaish, A; Müller, K; Tomasello, M, The relation between young children's physiological arousal and their motivation to help others., Neuropsychologia, vol. 126 (March, 2019), pp. 113-119 [doi]  [abs]
  2. Kachel, U; Svetlova, M; Tomasello, M, Three-Year-Olds' Reactions to a Partner's Failure to Perform Her Role in a Joint Commitment., Child Development, vol. 89 no. 5 (September, 2018), pp. 1691-1703 [doi]  [abs]
  3. Kachel, G; Moore, R; Tomasello, M, Two-year-olds use adults' but not peers' points., Developmental Science, vol. 21 no. 5 (September, 2018), pp. e12660 [doi]  [abs]
  4. Tomasello, M, Great Apes and Human Development: A Personal History, Child Development Perspectives, vol. 12 no. 3 (September, 2018), pp. 189-193, WILEY [doi]  [abs]
  5. Tomasello, M, How children come to understand false beliefs: A shared intentionality account., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 115 no. 34 (August, 2018), pp. 8491-8498 [doi]  [abs]