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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. Tomasello, M; Call, J, Thirty years of great ape gestures., Animal Cognition, vol. 22 no. 4 (July, 2019), pp. 461-469 [doi[abs]
  2. Hepach, R; Vaish, A; Müller, K; Tomasello, M, The relation between young children's physiological arousal and their motivation to help others., Neuropsychologia, vol. 126 (March, 2019), pp. 113-119 [doi[abs]
  3. 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]
  4. 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]
  5. 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]

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