2022 and in press

De Petrillo, F., Nair, P., Cantwell, A., & Rosati, A.G. (accepted). The evolution of cognitive control in lemurs. Psychological Science.

Bettle, R. & Rosati, A.G. (accepted). Sensitivity to line-of-sight in tolerant versus despotic macaques (Macaca sylvanus and Macaca mulatta). Journal of Comparative Psychology.


Bettle, R. & Rosati, A.G. (2021). The evolutionary origins of natural pedagogy: Rhesus monkeys show sustained attention following nonsocial cues versus social communicative signals. Developmental Science, 24: e12987 [PDF] [Supplementary] [Study Videos] [Publisher’s version]

Grueneisen, S., Rosati, A.G., & Warneken, F. (2021) Children show economic trust for both ingroup and outgroup partners. Cognitive Development, 59: 101077 [PDF] [Publisher’s version]

De Petrillo, F. & Rosati, A.G. (2021). Variation in primate decision-making under uncertainty and the roots of human economic behaviour. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 376: 20190671 [PDF] [Supplementary] [Publisher’s version]

Bettle, R. & Rosati, A.G. (2021). The primate origins of human social cognition.Language Learning and Development, 17: 96-127[PDF] [Publisher’s version]

De Petrillo, F. & Rosati, A.G. (2021). Decision-making in animals: rational choices and adaptive strategies. In: Cambridge Handbook of Animal Cognition (A. Kaufman, J. Call, & J. Kaufman, eds.) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 770-791. [PDF] [Publisher’s version]


Rosati, A.G., Hagberg, L., Enigk, D.K., Otali, E., Emery Thompson, M., Muller, M.N., Wrangham, R.W., & Machanda, Z.P., (2020) Social selectivity in aging wild chimpanzees. Science, 370: 473-476. [PDF] [Supplementary] [Publisher’s Version] [Commentary]

Cole, M.F., Cantwell, A., Rukundo, J. Ajarova, L., Fernandez-Navarro, S., Atencia, R. & Rosati, A.G. (2020). Healthy cardiovascular biomarkers across the lifespan in wild-born chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 375: 20190609. [PDF] [Supplementary] [Publisher’s version]

Emery Thompson, M., Rosati, A.G., Snyder-Mackler, N. (2020). Insights from evolutionarily-relevant models for human ageing. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 375: 20190605. [PDF] [Publisher’s version]

Machanda, Z.P. & Rosati, A.G. (2020). Shifting sociality during primate ageing. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 375: 20190620. [PDF] [Supplementary] [Publisher’s version]

De Petrillo, F. & Rosati, A.G. (2020). Logical inferences from visual and auditory information in ruffed lemurs and sifakas. Animal Behaviour, 164: 193-204 [PDF] [Study Videos] [Publisher’s Version]


Rosati, A.G., Benjamin, N., Pieloch, K., Warneken, F. (2019). Economic trust in young children. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 286: 20190822. [PDF] [Supplementary] [Supplementary Scripts] [Publisher’s Version]

De Petrillo, F. & Rosati, A.G. (2019). Rhesus macaques use probabilities to predict future events. Evolution and Human Behavior, 40: 436-446. [PDF] [Study Videos] [Publisher’s Version]

Bettle, R. & Rosati, A.G. (2019). Flexible gaze following in rhesus monkeys. Animal Cognition, 22: 673-686. [PDF] [Supplementary] [Study Videos] [Publisher’s Version]

De Petrillo, F. & Rosati, A.G. (2019). Ecological rationality: convergent decision-making in apes and capuchins. Behavioural Processes, 164: 201-213. [PDF] [Publisher’s Version]

Rosati, A.G. (2019). Heterochrony in chimpanzee and bonobo spatial memory development. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 169: 302-321. [PDF] [Supplementary] [Study Videos] [Publisher’s Version]


Rosati, A.G., DiNicola, L.M., & Buckholtz, J.W. (2018). Chimpanzee cooperation is fast and independent from self-control. Psychological Science, 29: 1832-1845. [PDF] [Supplementary] [Study Videos] [Publisher’s Version]

Rosati, A.G., Arre, A.M., Platt, M.L., & Santos, L.R. (2018). Developmental shifts in social cognition: socioemotional biases across the lifespan in rhesus monkeys. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 72: 63. [PDF] [Study Video] [Supplementary] [Publisher’s Version]

Stokes, R., Tully, G., & Rosati, A. G. (2018). Pan African Sanctuary Alliance: securing a future for the African great apes. International Zoo Yearbook, 52, 1-9. [PDF] [Publisher’s Version]


Rosati, A. G. (2017). Foraging cognition: Reviving the ecological intelligence hypothesis. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 21, 691-702. [PDF]  [Publisher’s Version] 

Rosati, A. G., & Santos, L. R. (2017). Tolerant Barbary macaques maintain juvenile levels of social attention in old age, but despotic rhesus macaques do not. Animal Behaviour, 130, 199-207 [PDF]  [Supplementary]  [Publisher’s Version]  

Stokes, R., Tully, G., & Rosati, A. (2017). Pan African Sanctuary Alliance: Primate welfare, conservation, and research. African Primates, 12: 59-64. [PDF] [Publisher’s Version]

Rosati, A.G. (2017). Chimpanzee cognition and the roots of the human mind. In: Chimpanzees and Human Evolution (M. Muller, R. Wrangham & D. Pilbeam, eds.). Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, pp. 703-745. [PDF]

Rosati, A.G. (2017). Ecological variation in cognition: Insights from bonobos and chimpanzees. In: Bonobos: Unique in Mind, Brain and Behavior (B. Hare & S. Yamamoto, eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 157-170.  [PDF]

Rosati, A. G. (2017). Decision making under uncertainty: preferences, biases, and choice. In: APA Handbook of Comparative Psychology, Vol. 2 (J. Call, ed.). The American Psychological Association, pp. 329-357.  [PDF] 

Rosati, A. G. (2017). The evolution of primate executive function: from response control to strategic decision-making. In: Evolution of Nervous Systems, 2nd ed., Vol. 3 (J. Kaas & L. Krubitzer, eds.). Amsterdam: Elsevier, pp. 423–437. [PDF] 


Rosati, A. G., & Santos, L. R. (2016). Spontaneous metacognition in rhesus monkeys. Psychological Science , 27, 1181 –1191. [PDF]  [Videos]  [Publisher’s Version] 

Rosati, A. G., & Hare, B. (2016). Reward type modulates human risk preferences. Evolution and Human Behavior, 37, 159–168.  [PDF]  [Supplementary]  [Publisher’s Version] 

Rosati, A. G., Arre, A. M., Platt, M. L., & Santos, L. R. (2016). Rhesus monkeys show human-like changes in gaze following across the lifespan. Proceedings of the Royal Society B , 283, 20160376. [PDF]  [Supplementary Material]  [Publisher’s Version] 

Bettle, R., & Rosati, A. G. (2016). Understanding human gaze. In: Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science (T. Shackelford and V. Weekes-Shackelford, eds.) Springer, pp. 1-4.  [PDF]  [Publisher’s Version]  

Rosati, A. G. (2016). Uncovering the behavior and cognition of the earliest stone tool makers. Evolutionary Anthropology , 25, 269–270. [Publisher’s Version]  [PDF] 

Rosati, A. G., & Warneken, F. (2016). How comparative cognition can shed light on human evolution: Response to Beran et al.’s discussion of “Cognitive capacities for cooking in chimpanzees”. Learning & Behavior, 44, 109-115.  [PDF]  [Publisher’s Version] 

Leimgruber, K. L., Rosati, A. G., & Santos, L. R. (2016). Capuchins punish those who have more. Evolution and Human Behavior, 37, 236–244.  [PDF]  [Supplementary]  [Publisher’s Version] 

Krupenye, C., Rosati, A. G., & Hare, B. (2016). What’s in a frame? Response to comments on “Bonobos and chimpanzees exhibit human-like framing effects”. Biology Letters, 12, 20150959.  [PDF]  [Publisher’s Version] 


Warneken, F., & Rosati, A. G. (2015). Cognitive capacities for cooking in chimpanzeesProceedings of the Royal Society B, 282, 20150229. [PDF]  [Supplementary] [Publisher’s Version] 

Krupenye, C., Rosati, A. G., & Hare, B. (2015). Bonobos and chimpanzees exhibit human-like framing effectsBiology Letters, 11, 20140527.  [PDF]  [Supplementary]  [Publisher’s Version] 

Rosati, A. G. (2015). Context influences spatial frames of reference in bonobos (Pan paniscus). Behaviour, 152, 375-406.  [PDF]  [Publisher’s Version] 

Santos, L. R., & Rosati, A. G. (2015). The evolutionary roots of human decision-makingAnnual Review of Psychology, 66, 321-347.  [PDF]  [Publisher’s Version] 


Rosati, A. G., Wobber, V., Hughes, K., & Santos, L. R. (2014). Comparative developmental psychology: How is human cognitive development unique?. Evolutionary Psychology, 12, 448-473.  [PDF]  [Publisher’s Version] 

Rosati, A. G., Rodriguez, K., & Hare, B. (2014). The ecology of spatial memory in four lemur speciesAnimal Cognition, 17, 947-961.  [PDF]  [Supplementary]  [Videos]  [Publisher’s Version]


Rosati, A. G., & Hare, B. (2013). Chimpanzees and bonobos exhibit emotional reactions to decision outcomesPLoS One, 8 e63058.  [PDF]  [Supplementary]  [Videos]  [Publisher’s Version] 

Rosati, A. G., Herrmann, E., Kaminski, J., Krupenye, C., Melis, A. P., Schroepfer, K., Tan, J., et al. (2013). Assessing the psychological health of captive and wild apes: A response to Ferdowsian et al. (2011).  Journal of Comparative Psychology, 127, 329–336.   [PDF]  [Publisher’s Version] 


Rosati, A. G., & Hare, B. (2012). Chimpanzees and bonobos exhibit divergent spatial memory developmentDevelopmental Science, 15, 840-853.  [PDF]  [Publisher’s Version] 

Rosati, A. G., & Hare, B. (2012). Decision-making across social contexts: competition increases preferences for risk in chimpanzees and bonobosAnimal Behaviour, 84, 869-879.  [PDF]  [Supplementary]  [Publisher’s Version] 

Warneken, F., & Rosati, A. G. (2012). Early social cognition: How psychological mechanism can inform models of decision-making. In: Evolving the Mechanisms of Decision Making: Toward a Darwinian Decision Theory, Strüngmann Forum Reports, vol. 11 (P. Hammerstein and J. R. Stevens, eds.). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 288-289.  [PDF]  [Publisher’s Version.] 

MacLean, E., Matthews, L. J., Hare, B., Nunn, C. L., Anderson, R. C., Aureli, F., Brannon, E., et al. (2012). How does cognition evolve? Phylogenetic comparative psychology. Animal Cognition, 15, 223-238.  [PDF]  [Publisher’s Version] 


Rosati, A. G., & Hare, B. (2011). Chimpanzees and bonobos distinguish between risk and ambiguityBiology Letters, 7 15-18.  [PDF]  [Supplementary]  [Publisher’s Version] 

Schroepfer, K. K., Rosati, A. G., Chartrand, T., & Hare, B. (2011). Use of “entertainment” chimpanzees in commercials distorts public perception regarding their conservation statusPLoS One, 6 e26048. [PDF]  [Publisher’s Version] 

Stevens, J. R., Rosati, A. G., Heilbronner, S. R., & Mueloff, N. (2011). Waiting for grapes: Expectancy and delayed gratification in bonobosInternational Journal of Comparative Psychology, 24, 99-111.  [PDF]  [Publisher’s Version] 


Hare, B., Rosati, A. G., Kaminski, J., Braeuer, J., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2010). The domestication hypothesis for dogs’ skills with human communication: a response to Udell et al. (2008) and Wynne et al. (2008)Animal Behaviour, 79, e1-e6. Publisher’s VersionPDF.

Rosati, A. G., Santos, L. R., & Hare, B. (2010). Primate social cognition: thirty years after Premack and Woodruff. In: Primate Neuroethology (A. Ghazanfar and M. Platt, eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 117-143.  [PDF]  [Publisher’s Version] 

Rosati, A. G., & Hare, B. (2010). Social cognition: from behavior-reading to mind-reading. In: The Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience (G. Koob, R. F. Thompson, & M. L. Moal, Eds.). Elsevier, pp. 263-268. [PDF] [Publisher’s Version]


Rosati, A. G., & Stevens, J. R. (2009). The adaptive nature of context-dependent choice. In: Rational Animal, Irrational Human (S. Watanabe, A. Young, A. Blaisdell, & Y. Yamazaki, Eds.)  Tokyo: Keio University Press, pp. 101-117. [PDF] [Publisher’s Version]

Rosati, A. G., & Hare, B. (2009). Looking past the model species: diversity in gaze-following skills across primatesCurrent Opinion in Neurobiology, 19, 45-51. [PDF] [Publisher’s Version]

Venkatraman, V., Rosati, A. G., Taren, A., & Huettell, S. (2009). Resolving response, decision and strategic control: Evidence for a functional topography in dorsomedial prefrontal cortexJournal of Neuroscience, 29, 13158-13164. [PDF] [Supplementary] [Publisher’s Version]

2008 and earlier

Heilbronner, S. R., Rosati, A. G., Stevens, J. R., Hare, B., & Hauser, M. D. (2008). A fruit in the hand or two in the bush? Divergent risk preferences in chimpanzees and bonobos. Biology Letters, 4 246-249. [PDF] [Supplementary] [Publisher’s Version]

Rosati, A. G., Stevens, J. R., Hare, B., & Hauser, M. D. (2007). The evolutionary origins of human patience: Temporal preferences in chimpanzees, bonobos, and human adultsCurrent Biology, 17, 1663–1668. [PDF] [Supplementary] [Videos] [Publisher’s Version] [Commentary]

Rosati, A. G., Stevens, J. R., & Hauser, M. D. (2006). The effect of handling time on temporal discounting in two New World primatesAnimal Behaviour, 71, 1379-1387. [PDF] [Publisher’s Version]

Santos, L. R., Rosati, A. G., Spaulding, B., Sproul, C., & Hauser, M. D. (2005). Means-means-end tool choice in cotton-top tamarins (Sanguinus oedipus): finding the limits on primates’ knowledge of toolsAnimal Cognition, 8 236-246. [PDF] [Publisher’s Version]

Stevens, J. R., Rosati, A. G., Ross, K. R., & Hauser, M. D. (2005). Will travel for food: Spatial discounting in two New World monkeysCurrent Biology, 15, 1855–1860. [PDF] [Supplementary] [Publisher’s Version] [Commentary]

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