Michael Tomasello

James F. Bonk Professor

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Georgia at Athens 1980

  • B.A., Duke University 1972

Overview

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.

Expertise

Children, great apes, social cognition, communication, cooperation, social learning

Hare, B, Addessi, E, Call, J, Tomasello, M, and Visalberghi, E. "Do capuchin monkeys, Cebus apella, know what conspecifics do and do not see?." Animal Behaviour 65.1 (January 2003): 131-142. Full Text

Hare, B, Brown, M, Williamson, C, and Tomasello, M. "The domestication of social cognition in dogs." Science (New York, N.Y.) 298.5598 (November 2002): 1634-1636. Full Text

Tomasello, M, Hare, B, and Fogleman, T. "The ontogeny of gaze following in chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes, and rhesus macaques, Macaca mulatta." Animal Behaviour 61.2 (February 2001): 335-343. Full Text

Hare, B, Call, J, and Tomasello, M. "Do chimpanzees know what conspecifics know?." Animal Behaviour 61.1 (January 2001): 139-151. Full Text

Agnetta, B, Hare, B, and Tomasello, M. "Cues to food location that domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) of different ages do and do not use." Animal Cognition 3.2 (December 1, 2000): 107-112. Full Text

Hare, B, Call, J, Agnetta, B, and Tomasello, M. "Chimpanzees know what conspecifics do and do not see." Animal Behaviour 59.4 (April 2000): 771-785. Full Text

Itakura, S, Agnetta, B, Hare, B, and Tomasello, M. "Chimpanzee use of human and conspecific social cues to locate hidden food." Developmental Science 2.4 (November 1, 1999): 448-456.

TOMASELLO, MICHAEL, HARE, BRIAN, and AGNETTA, BRYAN. "Chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes, follow gaze direction geometrically." Animal Behaviour 58.4 (October 1999): 769-777. Full Text

Hare, B, and Tomasello, M. "Domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) use human and conspecific social cues to locate hidden food." Journal of Comparative Psychology 113.2 (June 1, 1999).

Byrne, RW, and Russon, AE. "Learning by imitation: a hierarchical approach." The Behavioral and brain sciences 21.5 (October 1998): 667-684. (Review)

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