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

Michael Tomasello
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Office Location:  247
Office Phone:  (919) 660-8752
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Teaching (Fall 2018):

  • Psy 690s.01, Special topics Synopsis
    Soc/psych 248, Tu 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. Kachel, U; Svetlova, M; Tomasello, M (2018). Three-Year-Olds' Reactions to a Partner's Failure to Perform Her Role in a Joint Commitment.. Child Development, 89(5), 1691-1703. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Kachel, G; Moore, R; Tomasello, M (2018). Two-year-olds use adults' but not peers' points.. Developmental Science, 21(5), e12660. [doi]  [abs]
  3. Tomasello, M (2018). How children come to understand false beliefs: A shared intentionality account.. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115(34), 8491-8498. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Bohn, M; Zimmermann, L; Call, J; Tomasello, M (2018). The social-cognitive basis of infants' reference to absent entities.. Cognition, 177, 41-48. [doi]  [abs]
  5. House, BR; Tomasello, M (2018). Modeling social norms increasingly influences costly sharing in middle childhood.. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 171, 84-98. [doi]  [abs]

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