James F. Bonk Professor
Education & Training
Ph.D., University of Georgia at Athens 1980
B.A., Duke University 1972
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.
Children, great apes, social cognition, communication, cooperation, social learning
Hare, B, Rosati, A, Kaminski, J, Bräuer, J, Call, J, and Tomasello, M. "The domestication hypothesis for dogs' skills with human communication: a response to Udell et al. (2008) and Wynne et al. (2008)." Animal Behaviour 79.2 (February 2010): e1-e6. Full Text Open Access Copy
Herrmann, E, Hare, B, Call, J, and Tomasello, M. "Differences in the cognitive skills of bonobos and chimpanzees." PloS one 5.8 (January 2010): e12438-. Full Text Open Access Copy
Herrmann, E, Hernández-Lloreda, MV, Call, J, Hare, B, and Tomasello, M. "The structure of individual differences in the cognitive abilities of children and chimpanzees." Psychological science 21.1 (January 2010): 102-110. Full Text
"Breed differences in domestic dogs’ ( Canis familiaris ) comprehension of human communicative signals." Ed. T Matsuzawa. Interaction Studies 10.2 (July 28, 2009): 206-224. Full Text
Herrmann, E, Call, J, Hernández-Lloreda, MV, Hare, B, and Tomasello, M. "Response ." Science 319.5863 (February 1, 2008): 569-. (Letter)
Herrmann, E, Call, J, Hernandez-Lloreda, MV, Hare, B, and Tomasello, M. "Comparing social skills of children and apes - Response." SCIENCE 319.5863 (February 1, 2008): 570-570.
Herrmann, E, Call, J, Hernàndez-Lloreda, MV, Hare, B, and Tomasello, M. "Humans have evolved specialized skills of social cognition: the cultural intelligence hypothesis." Science (New York, N.Y.) 317.5843 (September 2007): 1360-1366. Full Text
Warneken, F, Hare, B, Melis, AP, Hanus, D, and Tomasello, M. "Spontaneous altruism by chimpanzees and young children." PLoS biology 5.7 (July 2007): e184-. Full Text