Felix Warneken

Summary

Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi Altruistic helping in human infants and young chimpanzees
    Felix Warneken
    Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Science 311:1301-3. 2006
  2. doi The roots of human altruism
    Felix Warneken
    Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
    Br J Psychol 100:455-71. 2009
  3. doi Extrinsic rewards undermine altruistic tendencies in 20-month-olds
    Felix Warneken
    Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
    Dev Psychol 44:1785-8. 2008
  4. pmc Spontaneous altruism by chimpanzees and young children
    Felix Warneken
    Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
    PLoS Biol 5:e184. 2007
  5. ncbi Cooperative activities in young children and chimpanzees
    Felix Warneken
    Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
    Child Dev 77:640-63. 2006
  6. doi Children's developing commitments to joint goals
    Katharina Hamann
    Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Child Dev 83:137-45. 2012
  7. doi Collaboration encourages equal sharing in children but not in chimpanzees
    Katharina Hamann
    Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Deutscher Platz 6, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Nature 476:328-31. 2011
  8. pmc Helping and cooperation in children with autism
    Kristin Liebal
    Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    J Autism Dev Disord 38:224-38. 2008
  9. pmc Chimpanzees help conspecifics obtain food and non-food items
    Alicia P Melis
    Department of Comparative and Developmental Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 278:1405-13. 2011
  10. ncbi Young children's understanding of the context-relativity of normative rules in conventional games
    Hannes Rakoczy
    Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig D 04103, Germany
    Br J Dev Psychol 27:445-56. 2009

Detail Information

Publications13

  1. ncbi Altruistic helping in human infants and young chimpanzees
    Felix Warneken
    Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Science 311:1301-3. 2006
    ..This requires both an understanding of others' goals and an altruistic motivation to help. In addition, we demonstrate similar though less robust skills and motivations in three young chimpanzees...
  2. doi The roots of human altruism
    Felix Warneken
    Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
    Br J Psychol 100:455-71. 2009
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  3. doi Extrinsic rewards undermine altruistic tendencies in 20-month-olds
    Felix Warneken
    Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
    Dev Psychol 44:1785-8. 2008
    ..This so-called overjustification effect suggests that even the earliest helping behaviors of young children are intrinsically motivated and that socialization practices involving extrinsic rewards can undermine this tendency...
  4. pmc Spontaneous altruism by chimpanzees and young children
    Felix Warneken
    Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
    PLoS Biol 5:e184. 2007
    ..These results indicate that chimpanzees share crucial aspects of altruism with humans, suggesting that the roots of human altruism may go deeper than previous experimental evidence suggested...
  5. ncbi Cooperative activities in young children and chimpanzees
    Felix Warneken
    Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
    Child Dev 77:640-63. 2006
    ..These results are interpreted as evidence for a uniquely human form of cooperative activity involving shared intentionality that emerges in the second year of life...
  6. doi Children's developing commitments to joint goals
    Katharina Hamann
    Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Child Dev 83:137-45. 2012
    ..A second study confirmed that 2.5-year-old children understood the task structure. These results suggest that children begin to appreciate the normative dimensions of collaborative activities during the 3rd year of life...
  7. doi Collaboration encourages equal sharing in children but not in chimpanzees
    Katharina Hamann
    Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Deutscher Platz 6, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Nature 476:328-31. 2011
    ..This species difference raises the possibility that humans' tendency to distribute resources equitably may have its evolutionary roots in the sharing of spoils after collaborative efforts...
  8. pmc Helping and cooperation in children with autism
    Kristin Liebal
    Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    J Autism Dev Disord 38:224-38. 2008
    ..These results are discussed in terms of the prerequisite cognitive and motivational skills and propensities underlying social behavior...
  9. pmc Chimpanzees help conspecifics obtain food and non-food items
    Alicia P Melis
    Department of Comparative and Developmental Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 278:1405-13. 2011
    ..Humans, however, show prosocial motives more readily and in a wider range of contexts...
  10. ncbi Young children's understanding of the context-relativity of normative rules in conventional games
    Hannes Rakoczy
    Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig D 04103, Germany
    Br J Dev Psychol 27:445-56. 2009
    ..Young children thus understand context-specific rules even when the context marking is non-linguistic. These results are discussed in the broader context of the development of social cognition and cultural learning...
  11. doi The sources of normativity: young children's awareness of the normative structure of games
    Hannes Rakoczy
    Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, Leipzig, Germany
    Dev Psychol 44:875-81. 2008
    ..These studies demonstrate in a particularly strong way that even very young children have some grasp of the normative structure of conventional activities...
  12. doi Collaborative partner or social tool? New evidence for young children's understanding of joint intentions in collaborative activities
    Felix Warneken
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Dev Sci 15:54-61. 2012
    ..These findings suggest that young children do not just view their collaborative partners as mindless social tools, but rather as intentional, cooperative agents with whom they must coordinate intentional states...
  13. doi Human behaviour: Share and share alike
    Michael Tomasello
    Nature 454:1057-8. 2008