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

Michael Tomasello
Contact Info:
Office Location:  247
Office Phone:  (919) 660-8752
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Teaching (Fall 2017):

  • Psy 390s.01, Special topics Synopsis
    Social sciences 105, W 01:25 PM-03:55 PM

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.

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Schmidt, MFH; Gonzalez-Cabrera, I; Tomasello, M (2017). Children's developing metaethical judgments.. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 164, 163-177. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Hepach, R; Vaish, A; Müller, K; Tomasello, M (2017). The relation between young children's physiological arousal and their motivation to help others.. Neuropsychologia. [doi]  [abs]
  3. Domberg, A; Köymen, B; Tomasello, M (2017). Children's reasoning with peers in cooperative and competitive contexts.. British Journal of Developmental Psychology. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Grocke, P; Rossano, F; Tomasello, M (2017). Young children are more willing to accept group decisions in which they have had a voice.. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 166, 67-78. [doi]  [abs]
  5. Tomasello, M; Gonzalez-Cabrera, I (2017). The Role of Ontogeny in the Evolution of Human Cooperation.. Human Nature, 28(3), 274-288. [doi]  [abs]

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