Rossano, F. (in press).  The structure and timing of human versus primate social interaction. In Hagoort, P. (ed.) Human Language: from Genes and Brains to Behavior. MIT Press

Rossano, F. (in press). Social manipulation, turn-taking and cooperation in apes: Implications for the evolution of language-based interaction in humans. Interaction Studies.

Enfield, N. J., Stiver, T., Brown, P., Englert, C., Harajunpää, K., Hayashi, M., Heinemann, T., Hoymann, G., Keisanen, T., Rauniomaa, M., Raymond, C. W., Rossano, F., Yoon, K. Y., Zwitserlood, I. & Levinson, S. C. (in press). Polar answers. Journal of Linguistics


Arbib, M. A., Aboitiz, F., Burkart, J., Corballis, M., Coudé, G., Hecht, E., … Rossano, F. ,et al. (2018). The Comparative Neuroprimatology 2018 (CNP-2018) Road Map for Research on How the Brain Got Language. Interaction Studies.

Grocke, P., Rossano, F. & Tomasello, M. (2018). Preschoolers expect having a voice in decision making processes. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 166, 67-78

Poupko, J., Hearn, L. & Rossano, F. (2018). Drug Contamination of U.S. Paper Currency and Forensic Relevance of Canine Alert to U.S. Paper Currency: A Critical Review of the Scientific Literature. Journal of Forensic Sciences

John, M., Melis, A. P., Read, D., Rossano, F., & Tomasello, M. (2018). The preference for scarcity: A developmental and comparative perspective, Psychology & Marketing 35 (8) 603-615

Voutilainen, L., Rossano, F. & Peräkylä, A. (2018). Conversation analysis and psychotherapeutic change. In González, E., Pekarek Doehler, S., and Wagner, J. (eds.) Longitudinal studies in the organization of social interaction. (pp.225-254) Palgrave Macmillan


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

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

Trott, S. & Rossano, F. (2017). Theoretical Concerns for the Integration of Repair. Proceedings of Artificial Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction. AAAI Technical Report FS-17-01

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


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

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 (pp.195-210). Springer International Publishing.


Rossano, F., Fiedler, L., & Tomasello, M. (2015). Preschoolers’ understanding of communication and cooperation in the establishment of property rights. Developmental Psychology 51(2), 176-184

*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.
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Grocke, P., Rossano, F. & Tomasello, M. (2015). Procedural justice in children’s understanding of fairness. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 140, 197 – 210

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), 1282-1289

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


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.




Perez, B. C., Mehrkam, L. R., Foltz, A. R., & Dorey, N. R. (2018). Effects of Enrichment Presentation and Other Factors on Behavioral Welfare of Pantropical Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata). Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 21(2), 130–140.




Sánchez-Amaro, A., Duguid, S., Call, J., and Tomasello, M. (in press). Chimpanzees and children avoid mutual defection in a social dilemma. Evolution and Human Behavior. doi: 10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2018.07.004


Sánchez-Amaro, A., Duguid, S., Call, J., and Tomasello, M. (2017). Chimpanzees, bonobos and children succesfully coordinate in conflict situations. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284: 20170259. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0259


Sánchez-Amaro, A., and Amici, F. (2016). Markets carefully interpreted. A reply on Kaburu, S. S. K. & Newton-Fisher, N. E. (2016). Animal Behaviour, 119: e7-e13. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.06.022

Sánchez-Amaro, A., Duguid, S., Call, J., and Tomasello, M. (2016). Chimpanzees coordinate in a Snowdrift Game. Animal Behaviour, 116: 61-74. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.03.030

Sánchez-Amaro, A., Duguid, S., Call, J., and Tomasello, M. (2016). Strategic decision-making by chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), bonobos (Pan paniscus) and children in a Snowdrift-Game task. PeerJ Preprints, 4:e1805v1.


Sánchez-Amaro, A., and Amici, F. (2015). Are primates out of the Market?. Animal Behaviour, 110: 51-60. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.09.020

Sánchez-Amaro, A., Peretó, M., and Call, J. (2015). Differences in Between-Reinforcer Value Modulate the Selective-Value Effect in Great Apes (Pan troglodyes, P. paniscus, Gorilla gorilla, Pongo abelii). Journal of Comparative Psychologydoi: 10.1037/com0000014




Tan J., Ariely D., Hare B. (2017). Bonobos respond prosocially toward members of other groups. Scientific Reports. 7: 14733 Chen T, Gao J, Tan J, Tao R, Su Y. 2017. Variation in gaze-following between two Asian colobine monkeys. Primates. 58:525-534

Tan J., Hare B. (2017). Prosociality among non-kin in bonobos and chimpanzees compared. In: Hare B, Yamamoto S, editors. Bonobos: Unique in Mind, Brain and Behavior. Oxford: Oxford University Press


Harris L, Capestany B, Tan J. (2016). How next generation neuroscience technologies can facilitate comparison across cultural contexts and species: Implications for global health. In: Chiao JY, Li SC, Seligman R, Turner R, editors. The Oxford Handbook of Cultural Neuroscience. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


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