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

Michael Tomasello
Contact Info:
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. 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]
  2. 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]
  3. Kachel, G; Moore, R; Tomasello, M (2018). Two-year-olds use adults' but not peers' points.. Developmental Science. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Domberg, A; K√∂ymen, B; Tomasello, M (2018). Children's reasoning with peers in cooperative and competitive contexts.. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 36(1), 64-77. [doi]  [abs]
  5. Vaish, A; Hepach, R; Tomasello, M (2018). The specificity of reciprocity: Young children reciprocate more generously to those who intentionally benefit them. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 167, 336-353. [doi]  [abs]

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