Books and Monographs

Povinelli, D.J. (2012). World without weight: Perspectives on an alien mind. Oxford, Oxford University Press. 354 pp.

Povinelli, D.J. (2000). Folk physics for apes: The chimpanzee's theory of how the world works. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 394 pp. [Reprinted, 2003 with revisions and a new Forward by Nicholas Humphrey]

Povinelli, D.J. & Eddy, T.J. (1996). What young chimpanzees know about seeing. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development (Vol. 61, No. 2, Serial No. 247). 189 pp.  [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. (1986). Social intelligence in monkeys and apes. PhD Dissertation, Yale University. [pdf]


Peer-Reviewed Publications

Arruda, C.T. & Povinelli, D.J. (in press). Two ways of relating to (and acting for) reasons. Synthese. [pdf]

Shaw, J.A., Bryant, L.K., Malle, F.M., Povinelli, D.J. & Pruett, J.R. (2017). The relationship between joint attention and theory of mind in neurotypical adults. Consciousness and Cognition51, 268-278. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. & Frey, S. (2016). Constraints on the Exploitation of the Functional Properties of Objects in Expert Tool-using Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Cortex, 82, 11–23. [pdf]

Pruett, J.R. & Povinelli, D. J. (2016). Autism spectrum disorder: spectrum or cluster? Autism Research. 9, 1237–1240. [pdf]

Arruda, C.T., & Povinelli, D.J. (2016). Chimps as secret agents. Synthese, 193(7), 2129-2158. [pdf]

Pruett, J.R., Jr., Kandala, S., Petersen, S.E., & Povinelli, D.J. (2015). Theory of mind, relational reasoning, and social responsiveness in children with and without autism: demonstration of feasibility for a larger-scale study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45, 2243-51. [pdf]

Faughn, C., Marrus, N., Shuman, J., Petersen, S.E., Constantino, J.N., Pruett, J.R., Jr. & Povinelli, D.J. (2014). Chimpanzee social responsiveness scale detects individual variation in species-typical social responsiveness. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45, 1483-8. [pdf]

Pruett, J.R., Hoertel, S., Constantino, J.N., LaMacchia, A., Moll, K., McVey, E., Squire, S., Feczko, E., Povinelli, D.J., & Petersen, S.E. (2013). Impaired Eye Region Search Accuracy in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. PLOS One 8(3): e58167. [pdf]

Bryant, L., Coffey, A., Povinelli, D.J., & Pruett, J.R., Jr. (2013). Theory of mind experience sampling in typical adults. Consciousness and Cognition, 22, 697-707. [pdf]

Hasenstein, K.H., John, S., Scherp, P., Povinelli, D., Mopper, S. (2013). Analysis of magnetic gradients to study gravitropism. American Journal of Botany, 100, 1-7. [pdf]

Gallagher, S. & Povinelli, D.J. (2012). Enactive and behavioral abstraction accounts of social understanding in chimpanzees, infants, and adults. Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 3, 145-169. [pdf]

Frey, S. & Povinelli, D.J. (2012). Comparative investigations of manual action representations: evidence for context sensitive action selection in chimpanzees. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 367, 48-58. [pdf]

Marrus, N. Faughn, C., Shuman, J., Petersen, S., Constantino, J., Povinelli, D., & Pruett, J.R., Jr. (2011). Initial description of a quantitative, cross-species (chimpanzee-human) social reciprocity measure. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 21, 321–330. [pdf]

Vonk, J. & Povinelli, D.J. (2011). Determinants of individual differences in long-term cognitive testing in a group of captive chimpanzees. International Journal of Comparative Cognition, 24, 137-167. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J., Reaux, J.E., & Frey, S.H. (2010). Chimpanzees’ tool use provides evidence for separable representations of hand and tool even during active use within peripersonal space. Neuropsychologia, 48, 243-247. [pdf]

Okamoto-Barth, S., Moore, C., Barth, J., Subiaul, F., & Povinelli, D.J. (2010). Carryover-effect of joint attention to repeated events in chimpanzees and young children. Developmental Science, 14, 440-452. [pdf]

Vonk, J., Brosnan, S., Silk, J., Henrich, J., Richardson, A., Lambeth, S., Schapiro, S., Povinelli, D. (2008) Chimpanzees do not take advantage of very low cost opportunities to deliver food to unrelated group members. Animal Behavior, 75, 1757-1770. [pdf]

Penn, D.C., Holyoak, K.J., & Povinelli, D.J. (2008). Darwin’s mistake: explaining the discontinuity between human and nonhuman minds. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 31, 109-130. [Target article.] [pdf]

Penn, D.C., Holyoak, K.J. & Povinelli, D.J. (2008). Darwin’s triumph: explaining the uniqueness of the human mind without a deus ex machina. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 31, 153-178. [Reply to commentaries.] [pdf]

Moore, C. & Povinelli, D.J. (2007). Differences in how 12- and 24-month-olds interpret the gaze of adults. Infancy, 11, 215-231. [pdf]

Moore, C., Mealiea, J., Garon, N., & Povinelli, D.J. (2007). The development of the bodily self. Infancy, 11, 157-174. [pdf]

Penn, D.C. & Povinelli, D.J. (2007). On the lack of evidence that chimpanzees possess anything remotely resembling a ‘theory of mind.’ Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, B, 362, 731-744. [pdf]

Penn, D.C. & Povinelli, D.J. (2007). Causal cognition in human and nonhuman animals: A comparative, critical review. Annual Review of Psychology, 58, 97-118. [pdf]

Silk, J., Brosnan, S.F., Vonk, J., Henrich, J., Povinelli, D.J., Shapiro, S., Richardson, A, Lambeth, S.P., & Mascaro, J. (2006). Animal Behaviour: Chimpanzee choice and prosociality (reply). Nature, 440, E6. [pdf]

Barth, J., Reaux, J. E., & Povinelli, D.J. (2005). Chimpanzees’ (Pan troglodytes) use of gaze cues in object-choice tasks: different methods yield different results. Animal Cognition, 8(2), 84-92. [pdf]

Silk, J.B., Brosnan, S.F., Vonk, J., Henrich, J., Povinelli, D.J., Richardson, A.F., Lambeth, S.P., Mascaro, J., Schapiro, S.J. (2005). Chimpanzees are indifferent to the welfare of other group members. Nature, 435, 1357-1359. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. & Vonk, J. (2004). We don’t need a microscope to explore the chimpanzee’s mind. Mind and Language, 19, 1-28. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. (2004). Behind the ape’s appearance: Escaping anthropomorhism in the study of other minds. Daedalus: Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Winter, 29-41. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J., Theall, L.A., Reaux, J.E., & Dunphy-Lelii, S. (2003). Chimpanzees spontaneously modify the direction of their gestural signals to match the attentional orientation of others. Animal Behaviour, 65, 71-79. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. & Vonk, J. (2003). Chimpanzee minds: Suspiciously human? Trends in Cognitive Science, 7, 157-160. [pdf]

de Veer, M. W., Gallup, G.G., Jr., Theall, L.A., van den Bos, R., & Povinelli, D.J. (2003). A longitudinal study of mirror self-recognition in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Neuropsychologia, 41, 229-34. [pdf]

Karin-D’Arcy, R. & Povinelli, D.J. (2002). Do chimpanzees know what each other see? A closer look. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 15, 21-54. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J., Dunphy-Lelii, S, Reaux, J.E., & Mazza, M.P. (2002). Psychological diversity in chimpanzees and humans: New longitudinal assessments of chimpanzees’ understanding of attention. Brain, Behavior, and Evolution, 59, 33-53. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. & Giambrone, S. (2001). Reasoning about beliefs: A human specialization? Child Development, 72, 691-695. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. & Dunphy-Lelii, S. (2001). Do chimpanzees seek explanations? Preliminary comparative investigations. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 55, 93-101. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J., Bering, J., & Giambrone, S. (2000). Toward a science of other minds: Escaping the argument by analogy. Cognitive Science, 24, 509-541. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. & Giambrone, S. (1999). Inferring other minds: Failure of the argument by analogy. Philosophical Topics, 27, 167-201. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J., Landry, A.M., Theall, L.A., Clark, B.R., & Castille, C.M. (1999). Development of young children's understanding that the recent past is causally bound to the present. Developmental Psychology, 35, 1426-1439. [pdf]

Theall, L.A., & Povinelli, D.J. (1999). Do chimpanzees tailor their attention-getting behaviors to fit the attentional states of others? Animal Cognition, 2, 207-214. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J., Bierschwale, D.T., & Cech, C.G. (1999). Comprehension of seeing as a referential act in young children, but not juvenile chimpanzees. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 17, 37-60. [pdf]

Reaux, J.E., Theall, L.A., & Povinelli, D.J. (1999). A longitudinal investigation of chimpanzees' understanding of visual perception. Child Development, 70, 275-290. [pdf]

Sterling, E.J. & Povinelli, D.J. (1999). Tool use, aye-ayes, and sensorimotor intelligence. Folia primatologica, 70, 8-16.  [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J., Perilloux, H.K., Reaux, J.E., & Bierschwale, D.T. (1998). Young and juvenile chimpanzees' (Pan troglodytes) reactions to intentional versus accidental and inadvertent actions. Behavioral Processes, 42, 205-218. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. & Simon, B.B. (1998). Young children's reactions to briefly versus extremely delayed images of the self: Emergence of the autobiographical stance. Developmental Psychology, 43, 188-194. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J., Reaux, J.E., Bierschwale, D.T., Allain, A.D., & Simon, B.B. (1997). Exploitation of pointing as a referential gesture in young children, but not adolescent chimpanzees. Cognitive Development, 12, 423-461. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. & Eddy, T.J. (1997). Specificity of gaze-following in young chimpanzees. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 15, 213-222. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J., Gallup, G.G., Jr., Eddy, T.J., Bierschwale, D.T., Engstrom, M.C., Perilloux, H.K., & Toxopeus, I.B. (1997). Chimpanzees recognize themselves in mirrors. Animal Behaviour, 53, 1083-1088. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. & Eddy, T.J. (1996). Chimpanzees: Joint visual attention. Psychological Science, 7, 129-135. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. & Eddy, T.J. (1996). Factors influencing young chimpanzees' (Pan troglodytes) recognition of attention. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 110, 336-345. [pdf]

Eddy, T. J., Gallup Jr, G. G., & Povinelli, D. J. (1996). Age differences in the ability of chimpanzees to distinguish mirror-images of self from video-images of others. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 110, 38-44. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J., Landau, K.R., & Perilloux, H.K. (1996). Self-recognition in young children using delayed versus live feedback: Evidence of a developmental asynchrony. Child Development, 67, 1540-1554. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. (1996). Growing up ape. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development (Vol. 61, No. 2, Serial No. 247), pp. 174-189. [pdf]

Gallup, G.G., Jr., Povinelli, D.J., Suarez, S.D., Anderson, J.R., Lethmate, J., & Menzel, E.W. (1995). Further reflections on self-recognition in primates. Animal Behaviour, 50, 1525-1532. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J., & Cant, J.G.H. (1995). Arboreal clambering and the evolution of self-conception. Quarterly Review of Biology, 70, 393-421. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. & Preuss, T.M. (1995). Theory of mind: Evolutionary history of a cognitive specialization. Trends in Neuroscience, 18, 418-424. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. & Eddy, T.J. (1994). The eyes as a window: What young chimpanzees see on the other side. Current Psychology of Cognition, 13, 695-705. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. & Davis, D.R. (1994). Differences between chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and humans (Homo sapiens) in the resting state of the index finger: Implications for pointing. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 108, 134-139. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J., Rulf, A.B., & Bierschwale, D. (1994). Absence of knowledge attribution and self-recognition in young chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 108, 74-80. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. (1993). Reconstructing the evolution of mind. American Psychologist, 48, 493-509. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J., Rulf, A.R., Landau, K. & Bierschwale, D.T. (1993). Self-recognition in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): Distribution, ontogeny, and patterns of emergence. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 107, 347-372. [pdf]

Eddy, T.J., Gallup, G.G., Jr., & Povinelli, D.J. (1993). Attribution of cognitive states to animals: Anthropomorphism in comparative perspective. Journal of Social Issues, 49, 87-101. [pdf]

Gallup, G.G., Jr. & Povinelli, D.J. (1993). Mirror, mirror, on the wall, which is the most heuristic theory of them all? New Ideas in Psychology, 11, 327-335. [pdf]

Hess, J., Novak, M.A., & Povinelli, D.J. (1993). "Natural pointing" in a rhesus monkey, but no evidence of empathy. Animal Behaviour, 46, 1023-1025. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. & deBlois, S. (1992). Young children's (Homo sapiens) understanding of knowledge formation in themselves and others. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 106, 228-238. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J., Parks, K.A., Novak, M.A. (1992). Role reversal by rhesus monkeys, but no evidence of empathy. Animal Behaviour, 44, 269-281. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J., Nelson, K.E. & Boysen, S.T. (1992). Comprehension of role reversal by chimpanzees: Evidence of empathy? Animal Behaviour, 43, 633-640. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J., Parks, K.A. & Novak, M.A. (1991). Do rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) attribute knowledge and ignorance to others? Journal of Comparative Psychology, 105, 318-325. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J., Nelson, K.E. & Boysen, S.T. (1990). Inferences about guessing and knowing by chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 104, 203-210. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. (1989). Failure to find self-recognition in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) in contrast to their use of mirrors cues to discover hidden food. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 102, 122-131. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. (1988). Intention and attribution in primates: A new quest for mind. Yale Graduate Journal of Anthropology, 1, 37-48. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. (1987). Monkeys, apes, mirrors and minds: The evolution of self-awareness in primates. Human Evolution, 2, 493-509. [pdf]

Petto, A.J. & Povinelli, D.J. (1985). Some preliminary observations of vervets (Cercopithecus aethiops) from the Greatheeds pond area on St. Kitts, W.I. Canadian Review of Physical Anthropology, 5, 77-81. [pdf]

Books Chapters and Others

Penn, D.C., & Povinelli, D.J. (2013). The comparative delusion: beyond behavioristic and mentalistic explanations for nonhuman social cognition. Pp. 62-81. In H.S. Terrace & J. Metcalfe, (Eds.). Agency and Joint Attention. Oxford, Oxford University Press. [pdf]

Penn, D.C. & Povinelli, D.J. (2012). The human enigma. Pp. 529-542. In K. J. Holyoak & R. G. Morrison (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of thinking and reasoning. New York: Oxford University Press. [link]

Penn, D.C., Holyoak, K.J. & Povinelli, D.J. (2012). So are we the massively lucky species? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 35, 236-237. [pdf]

Vonk, J., & Povinelli, D.J. (2012). Similarity and difference in the conceptual systems of primates: The unobservability hypothesis. Pp. 552-573. In E. Wasserman and T. Zentall (Eds.) Oxford Handbook of Comparative Cognition. Oxford, Oxford University Press. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. (2011). Review of Beyond the brain: How the body shapes the mind (by Louise Barrett) Human Ethology Bulletin, 26(2) 36-39. [pdf]

Zwicker, S., Moore, C., & Povinelli, D.J. (2011). The development of body representations: The integration of visual-proprioceptive information. pp. 19-36. In V. Slaughter & C. Brownell (Eds.). Early development of body representations. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J., & Penn, D.C. (2011). Through a floppy tool darkly: Toward a conceptual overthrow of animal alchemy. Pp. 69-88. In McCormack, T., Hoerl, C., & Butterfill, S. (Eds.), Tool Use and Causal Cognition. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [pdf]

Vonk, J., & Povinelli, D.J. (2011). Social and physical reasoning in human-reared chimpanzees: new data from a set of preliminary studies. Pp. 342-352. In Eilan, N., Lerman, H. & Roessler, J. (Eds.), Perception, Causation, and Objectivity. Issues in Philosophy and Psychology. Oxford, Oxford University Press. [pdf]

Vonk, J., & Povinelli, D.J. (2010). Animal Intelligence. In Weiner, I.B. & Craighead,W.E. (Ed.), The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology, Volume 4, 4th edition. Wiley Publishers, Washington, D.C. [pdf]

Penn, D.C., Holyoak, K.J., & Povinelli, D.J. (2009). Universal grammar and mental continuity: Two modern myths. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32, 462-464. [pdf]

Penn, D.C., & Povinelli. D.J. (2009). On becoming approximately rational: The relational reinterpretation hypothesis. In S. Watanabe, L. Huber, A. Blaisdel, & A. Young (Eds.), Rational animals, irrational humans. Tokyo: Keio University Press. [pdf]

Povinelli, D., Penn, D., & Holyoak, K. (2009) An open letter to comparative psychologists. Psychological Science Agenda, May 2009. [published on-line] [link]

Penn, D.C., Cheng, P., Holyoak, K.J., Hummel, J.E., Povinelli, D.J. (2009). There is more to thinking than propositions. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32, 221-223. [pdf]

Penn, D.C. & Povinelli, D.J. (2007). On the lack of evidence that chimpanzees possess anything remotely resembling a ‘theory of mind.’ In N. Emery, N. Clayton & C. Frith (Eds.) Social intelligence: From brain to culture. Pp. 393-414. Oxford, OUP. [pdf]

Subiaul, F., Okamoto-Barth, S., Barth, J., & Povinelli, D.J. (2007). Human cognitive specializations. In Todd M. Preuss & Jon H. Kaas (Eds.) Evolution of Nervous Systems: Volume V, The Evolution of Primate Nervous Systems. Pp. 509-528. Elsevier: New York. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. & Vonk, J. (2006). We don’t need a microscope to explore the chimpanzee’s mind. In S. Hurley (Ed.), Rational Animals. pp. 385-412. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [pdf]

Vonk, J. & Povinelli, D.J. (2006). Similarity and difference in the conceptual systems of primates: The unobservability hypothesis. In E. Wasserman and T. Zentall (Eds.) Comparative Cognition: Experimental Explorations of Animal Intelligence. pp. 363-387. Oxford University Press. [pdf]

LeBlanc, C. & Povinelli, D. (2005). National Chimpanzee Observatory. DVD. DesignVision. Lafayette, Louisiana. [link]

Povinelli, D.J., & Barth, J. (2005) Reinterpreting behavior: A human specialization? Commentary on Tomasello et al. Understanding and sharing intention: the origins of cultural cognition. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 28, 712-713.  [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J., Prince, C.G., & Preuss (2005). Parental-offspring conflict and the development of social understanding. In P. Carruthers (Ed.) Innateness and the Structure of the Mind. pp. 239-253. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [pdf]

Barth, J., Povinelli, D.J., & Cant, J.G.H. (2004). Bodily origins of SELF. In D. Beike, J. Lampinen, & D. Behrend, Eds., Self and memory, pp. 3-43, New York: Psychology Press. [pdf]

Bering, J.M. & Povinelli, D.J. (2003). Comparing cognitive development. In D. Maestripieri, Ed. Primate psychology: Bridging the gap between the mind and behavior of human and nonhuman primates. pp. 205-233. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J., Bering, J., & Giambrone (2003).Chimpanzee ‘pointing’: Another error of the argument by analogy? In S. Kita (Ed.), pp. 35-68, Pointing: Where language culture and cognition meet. Lawrence Erlbaum. [pdf]

Giambrone, S. & Povinelli, D.J. (2002). Consciousness. In M. Pagel, Ed., Encyclopedia of Evolution, pp. 192-196. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. & Bering, J.M. (2002). The mentality of apes revisited. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 11, 115-119. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. & Povinelli, T.J. (2001). Review of The chimpanzees of the Taï forest: Behavioral Ecology and Evolution, by C. Boesch & H. Boesch-Achermann, Ethology, 107, 463-464. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. (2001). On the possibilities of detecting intentions prior to understanding them. In B. Malle, D. Baldwin, & L. Moses (eds.), Intentions and Intentionality: Foundations of Social Cognition, pp. 225-248. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. (2001). The Self: Elevated in consciousness and extended in time. In C. Moore & K. Lemmon (Eds.), The self in time: Developmental perspectives, pp. 73-94. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. (2001). The minds of humans and apes are different outcomes of an evolutionary experiment. In S. Fitzpatrick & J. Bruer (Eds.), Carving our Destiny: Scientific Research Faces a new millennium, pp. 1-40. National Academy of Sciences and John Henry Press. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. & O’Neill, D.K. (2000). Do chimpanzees use their gestures to instruct each other? In S. Baron-Cohen, H. Tager-Flusberg, and D.J. Cohen (Eds.). Understanding other minds: Perspectives from autism - 2nd Edition, pp. 459-487. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. (1999). Social understanding in chimpanzees: New Evidence from a longitudinal approach. In P. Zelazo, J. Astington, & D. Olson (Eds.), Developing theories of intention: Social understanding and self-control, pp. 195-225. Hillsdale,N.J.: Erlbaum. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. (Winter, 1998). Can animals empathize? Scientific American Presents: Exploring Intelligence, 9(4): 67, 72-75. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J., Povinelli, T.J., & Giambrone, S. (1998). Review of Reaching into thought: The minds of the great apes, Ed. by A.E. Russon, K.A. Bard, & S.T. Parker. Trends in Cognitive Science, 2, 158-159. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. & Prince, C.G. (1998). When self met other. In M. Ferrari & R.J. Sternberg (Eds.), Self-awareness: Its nature and development, pp. 37-107. New York: Guilford. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. (1997). Panmorphism. In R.W. Mitchell, N.S. Thompson, & H.L. Miles (Eds.), Anthropomorphism, anecdotes and animals, pp. 92-103. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. & Povinelli, M.J. (1996). Where ideas fail best. In L. Pyenson (Ed.), Teaching and Research in the University, pp. 39-49. Lafayette, LA: Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Southwestern Louisiana. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. & Povinelli, T.J. (1996). Review of The thinking ape: Evolutionary origins of intelligence, by Richard Byrne. International Journal of Primatology, 17, 901-90. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. & Povinelli, T.J. (1996). Review of Mindblindness. An essay on autism and theory of mind, by Simon Baron-Cohen. Trends in Neuroscience, 19, 299-300. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J., Zebouni, M.C., & Prince, C.G. (1996). Ontogeny, evolution and folk psychology. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 19, 137-138. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. (1996). Chimpanzee theory of mind? The long road to strong inference. In P. Carruthers & P. Smith (Eds). Theories of theories of mind, pp. 293-329. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. (1995). The unduplicated self. In P. Rochat (Ed.), The self in early infancy, pp.161-192. Amsterdam: North-Holland-Elsevier. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. (1995). Chimpanzees, children, and the mind of the eyes. Psychological Science Agenda, 8(6), 9-11. [pdf]

 Povinelli, D.J. (1995). Review of Hominid culture in primate perspective (Edited by D. Quiatt & J. Itani). American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 96, 322-325. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. & Povinelli, T.J. (1995). Review of What is intelligence? (Edited by Jean Kahlfa). Animal Behaviour, 50, 567-568. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. (1994). A theory of mind is in the head, not the heart. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 17, 573-574. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. (1994). Comparative studies of mental state attribution: a reply to Heyes. Animal Behaviour, 48, 239-241. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. & Godfrey, L.R. (1993). The chimpanzee's mind: How noble in reason? How absent of ethics? In (M. Nitecki & D. Nitecki, Eds.), pp. 277-324. Evolutionary Ethics. Albany, SUNY Press. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. (1994). How to create self-recognizing gorillas (but don't try it on macaques). In S. Parker, R. Mitchell & M. Boccia, Eds., Self-awareness in animals and humans, pp. 291-294. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. [pdf]

Povinelli, D.J. (1994). What chimpanzees (might) know about the mind. In Goodall, J., deWaal, F.B.M., & Wrangham, R., Eds., pp. 285-300. Chimpanzee Cultures, Harvard University Press, Cambridge. [pdf]

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