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Research Interests for Michael Tomasello

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   (search)
  1. 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].
  2. 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].
  3. 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].
  4. 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].
  5. Bohn, M; Zimmermann, L; Call, J; Tomasello, M, The social-cognitive basis of infants' reference to absent entities., Cognition, vol. 177 (August, 2018), pp. 41-48 [doi[abs].

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