Faculty & Labs


Federico Rossano

Assistant Professor

Email: frossano@ucsd.edu


Research Interests

The development of social cognition in ontogeny and phylogeny; multimodal communication and its cross-cultural variability; cognitive development; comparative psychology; language evolution; social interaction and conversation analysis; social norms, social justice and accountability; cognitive and systemic psychotherapy.

Selected Publications

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

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

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., 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). 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