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, What is it like to be a chimpanzee?, Synthese, vol. 200 no. 2 (April, 2022) [doi[abs].
  2. Grueneisen, S; Tomasello, M, How fairness and dominance guide young children's bargaining decisions., Child Development (March, 2022) [doi[abs].
  3. O'Madagain, C; Helming, KA; Schmidt, MFH; Shupe, E; Call, J; Tomasello, M, Great apes and human children rationally monitor their decisions., Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol. 289 no. 1971 (March, 2022), pp. 20212686 [doi[abs].
  4. Hepach, R; Engelmann, JM; Herrmann, E; Gerdemann, SC; Tomasello, M, Evidence for a developmental shift in the motivation underlying helping in early childhood., Developmental Science (February, 2022), pp. e13253 [doi[abs].
  5. Vasil, J; Tomasello, M, Effects of "we"-framing on young children's commitment, sharing, and helping., Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, vol. 214 (February, 2022), pp. 105278 [doi[abs].