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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Web Page:   https://psychandneuro.duke.edu/sites/psychandneuro.duke.edu/files/file-attachments/TomaselloCV_Updated6-15-17.pdf

Teaching (Spring 2018):


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. Köymen, B; Tomasello, M (2018). Children's meta-talk in their collaborative decision making with peers.. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 166, 549-566. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Grocke, P; Rossano, F; Tomasello, M (2018). 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]
  3. Schmidt, MFH; Gonzalez-Cabrera, I; Tomasello, M (2017). Children's developing metaethical judgments.. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 164, 163-177. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Engelmann, JM; Herrmann, E; Tomasello, M (2017). Concern for Group Reputation Increases Prosociality in Young Children.. Psychological Science, 956797617733830. [doi]  [abs]
  5. 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]