Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology
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.
Herrmann, E, Hare, B, Call, J, and Tomasello, M. "Differences in the cognitive skills of bonobos and chimpanzees." PLoS ONE 5.8 (2010). 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 (2010): 102-110. Full Text
Wobber, V, Hare, B, Koler-Matznick, J, Wrangham, R, and Tomasello, M. "Breed differences in domestic dogs' (Canis familiaris) comprehension of human communicative signals." Interaction Studies 10.2 (2009): 206-224. Full Text
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, Hernández-Lloreda, MV, Hare, B, and Tomasello, M. "Response ." Science 319.5863 (2008): 569--.
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
Tomasello, M, Hare, B, Lehmann, H, and Call, J. "Reliance on head versus eyes in the gaze following of great apes and human infants: the cooperative eye hypothesis." Journal of Human Evolution 52.3 (2007): 314-320. Full Text
Warneken, F, Hare, B, Melis, AP, Hanus, D, and Tomasello, M. "Spontaneous altruism by chimpanzees and young children." PLoS biology 5.7 (2007): e184-. Full Text