Sánchez-Amaro, A., & Rossano, F. (2021). Chimpanzees and bonobos use social leverage in an ultimatum game. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 288(1962).

Sánchez-Amaro, A., Ball, R., & Rossano, F. (2021). Gibbon strategies in a food competition task. Scientific Reports,11(1). doi:10.1038/s41598-021-88804-5

Sánchez-Amaro, A., Burkart, J., & Rossano, F. (2021). Marmoset monkeys overcome dyadic social dilemmas while avoiding mutual defection. Animal Behaviour, 173, 93-104. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2020.12.020

Sánchez-Amaro, A., Tan, J., Kaufhold, S. P., Fernández-Navarro, S., & Rossano, F. (2021). How environmental unpredictability and harshness affect chimpanzees (pan troglodytes) in risk-choice and temporal discounting tasks. Journal of Comparative Psychology. doi:10.1037/com0000261


Bristol, R., & Rossano, F. (2020). Epistemic trespassing and disagreement. Journal of Memory and Language, 110, 104067. doi:10.1016/j.jml.2019.104067

Genty, E., Heesen, R., Guéry, J., Rossano, F., Zuberbühler, K., & Bangerter, A. (2020). How apes get into and out of joint actions. Interaction Studies, 21(3), 353-386. doi:10.1075/is.18048.gen

Heesen, R., Bangerter, A., Zuberbühler, K., Rossano, F., Iglesias, K., Guéry, J., & Genty, E. (2020). Bonobos engage in joint commitment. Science Advances, 6(51). doi:10.1126/sciadv.abd1306

Kanngiesser, P., Rossano, F., Frickel, R., Tomm, A., & Tomasello, M. (2019). Children, but not great apes, respect ownership. Developmental Science, 23(1). doi:10.1111/desc.12842

Kaufhold, S. P., & Rossano, F. (2020). Proximate mechanisms and relational history: The interdependence of food transfers in socially housed orang-utans (pongo abelii). Animal Behaviour, 167, 243-253. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2020.07.016

Sanchez-Amaro, A., Ball, R., & Rossano, F. (2020). How do gibbons solve social dilemmas? doi:10.21203/

Sánchez-Amaro, A., Tan, J., Kaufhold, S. P., & Rossano, F. (2019). Gibbons exploit information about what a competitor can see. Animal Cognition, 23(2), 289-299. doi:10.1007/s10071-019-01333-7

Trott, S., & Rossano, F. (2020). The role of entitlement in formatting preferences across requesters and recipients. Discourse Processes, 57(7), 551-572. doi:10.1080/0163853x.2020.1719796


Amici, F., Sánchez-Amaro, A., Sebastián-Enesco, C., Cacchione, T., Allritz, M., Salazar-Bonet, J., & Rossano, F. (2019). The word order of languages predicts native speakers’ working memory. Scientific Reports, 9(1). doi:10.1038/s41598-018-37654-9

Camal, L., Kirtane, A., Blanco, T., Casas, R., Rossano, F., & Aksanli, B. (2019). A wearable device network to TRACK animal behavior and relationships in the wild. 2019 IEEE 10th Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference (UEMCON). doi:10.1109/uemcon47517.2019.8992986

Grocke, P., Rossano, F., & Tomasello, M. (2019). Preschoolers consider (absent) others when choosing a distribution procedure. PLOS ONE, 14(8). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0221186

Kanngiesser, P., Rossano, F., Zeidler, H., Haun, D., & Tomasello, M. (2019). Children’s respect for ownership across diverse societies. Developmental Psychology, 55(11), 2286-2298. doi:10.1037/dev0000787

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

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


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.

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

Durkin, C., Rossano, F., & Klemmer, S. (2018). Score-Group Framing Negatively Impacts Peer Evaluation. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction2

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

Rossano, F. (in press). Social manipulation, turn-taking and cooperation in apes: Implications for the evolution of language-based interaction in humans. Interaction Studies. 151-166

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

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

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.
Equal first authorship

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.

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