Rossano, F. & Tomasello, M. (invited resubmission). Preschoolers’ understanding of trash and the relinquishing of property. Cognition

Grocke, P., Rossano, F. & Tomasello, M. (invited resubmission). Procedural justice in children: Preschoolers accept unequal resource distributions if the procedure provides equal opportunities. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology


Heesen, R., Genty, E., Rossano, F., Zuberhühler, K., & Bangerter, A. (2017). Social play as joint action: A framework to study the evolution of shared intentionality as an interactional achievement. Learning and Behavior. 1-16

Grocke, P., Rossano, F.,  & Tomasello, M. (2017). Young children are more willing to accept group decisions in which they have had a voice. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 166, 67

Liebal, K., & Rossano, F. (2017). The give and take of food sharing in Sumatran orang-utans, Pongo abelii, and chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes. Animal Behaviour. 133, 91-100


Kanngiesser, P., Schmidt, M. F. H. & Rossano, F. (2015). Young children’s understanding of social norms and social institutions. In Kury, H., Redo S. and Shea, E. (eds.) Handbook of Women and Children as Victims and Offenders: Background – Prevention – Reintegration. Suggestions for Succeeding Generations. Springer Verlag. 195-210.

Völter, C.J., Rossano, F., & Call, J. (2016). Social manipulation in nonhuman primates: Cognitive and motivational determinants. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews.


*Völter, C. J., *Rossano, F., & Call, J. (2015). From exploitation to cooperation: Social tool-use in orangutan mother-offspring dyads. Animal Behaviour 100, 126-134.
Equal first authorship

Kanngiesser, P., Rossano, F. & Tomasello, M. (2015). Late emergence of the first possession ownership heuristic: evidence from a small-scale culture. Child Development. 86, 4

Rossano, F., Fiedler, L., & Tomasello, M. (2015) Preschoolers’ Understanding of the Role of Communication and Cooperation in Establishing Property Rights. Developmental Psychology. 51(2), 176

John, M., Rossano, F., Melis P. A., & Tomasello, M. (2015). Scarcity and value attribution in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Folia primatologica, 86(4), 300

Grocke, P., Rossano, F., & Tomasello, M. (2015). Procedural justice in children: Preschoolers accept unequal resource distribution if the procedure provides equal opportunities. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 140, 197 – 210


Rossano, F., Fiedler, L. & Tomasello, M. (2014). Preschoolers’ understanding of communication and cooperation in the establishment of property rights. Developmental Psychology, 51 (2), 176-184.

Rossano, F., Nitzschner, M. & Tomasello, M. (2014) Domestic dogs and puppies can use human voice direction referentially. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London – Series B 281 20133201

Rossano, F., Liebal, K. (2014). “Requests” and “offers” in orangutans and human infants. In Drew, P. and Couper-Kuhlen, E. (eds.) Requesting in Social Interaction (pp. 333-362). John Benjamins.



Rossano, F. (2013). Sequence organization and timing of bonobo mother-infant interactions. Interaction Studies, 14 (2), 160-189.

Halina, M., Rossano, F. & Tomasello, M. (2013). The ontogenetic ritualization of bonobo gestures. Animal Cognition, 16 (4), 653-666.

Bercelli, F., Rossano, F., Viaro, M. (2013) Supra-session courses of action in psychotherapy. Journal of Pragmatics, 57, 118-137



Rossano, F., Carpenter, M., & Tomasello, M. (2012). One-year-old infants follow others’ voice direction. Psychological Science, 23 (11), 1298-1302.

Rossano, F. (2012). Gaze in conversation. In J. Sidnell, & T. Stivers (Eds.), The handbook of conversation analysis (pp. 308-329). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Rossano, F. (2012) Gaze behaviour in face-to-face interaction. Ph.D. dissertation. Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics Series

Stivers, T., & Rossano, F. (2012). Mobilizing response in interaction: A compositional view of questions. In J. P. De Ruiter (Ed.), Questions: Formal, functional and interactional perspectives (pp. 58-80). New York: Cambridge University Press.



Rossano, F., Rakoczy, H., & Tomasello, M. (2011). Young children’s understanding of violations of property rights. Cognition, 121, 219-227.



Rossano, F. (2010). Questioning and responding in Italian. Journal of Pragmatics, 42, 2756-2771.

Stivers, T., & Rossano, F. (2010). A scalar view of response relevance. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 43, 49-56.

Stivers, T., & Rossano, F. (2010). Mobilizing response. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 43, 3-31.



Rossano, F., Brown, P., & Levinson, S. C. (2009). Gaze, questioning and culture. In J. Sidnell (Ed.), Conversation analysis: Comparative perspectives (pp. 187-249). Cambridge University Press.

Stivers, T., Enfield, N. J., Brown, P., Englert, C., Hayashi, M., Heinemann, T., Hoymann, G., Rossano, F., De Ruiter, J. P., Yoon, K.-E., & Levinson, S. C. (2009). Universals and cultural variation in turn-taking in conversation. PNAS, 106 (26), 10587-10592.



Rossano, F., & Viaro, M. (2008). Clients’ responses to therapists’ reinterpretations. In A. Peräkylä, C. Antaki, S. Vehviläinen, & I. Leudar (Eds.), Conversation analysis and psychotherapy (pp. 43-61). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Bercelli, F., Rossano, F., & Viaro, M. (2008). Different place, different action: Clients’ personal narratives in psychotherapy. Text and Talk, 28(3), 283-305.

Viaro, M., Bercelli, F., & Rossano, F. (2008). Una relazione terapeutica: Il terapeuta allenatore. Connessioni: Rivista di consulenza e ricerca sui sistemi umani, 20, 95-105.



Bercelli, F., Viaro, M., & Rossano, F. (2004). Attività in alcuni generi di psicoterapia. Rivista di psicolinguistica applicata, IV (2/3), 111-127.