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Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

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Publications and Presentations

Publications

2017

Schmelz, M., Duguid, S., Bohn, M., & Völter, C. J. (2017). Cooperative problem solving in giant otters (Pteronura brasiliensis) and Asian small-clawed otters (Aonyx cinerea) (Advance online). Animal Cognition.
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Schmelz, M. *., Grueneisen, S. *., Kabalak, A., Jost, J., & Tomasello, M. (2017). Chimpanzees return favors at a personal cost. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114(28), 7462-7467.
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2016

Karg, K., Schmelz, M., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2016). Differing views: Can chimpanzees do Level 2 perspective-taking? Animal Cognition, 19(3), 555-564.
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Schmelz, M., & Call, J. (2016). The psychology of primate cooperation and competition: A call for realigning research agendas. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences, 371(1686): 20150067.
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2015

Schmelz, M., Krüger, O., Call, J., & Krause, E. T. (2015). A comparison of spontaneous problem-solving abilities in three estrildid Finch (Taeniopygia guttata, Lonchura striata var. domestica, Stagonopleura guttata) species. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 129(4), 356-365.
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Karg, K., Schmelz, M., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2015). Chimpanzees strategically manipulate what others can see. Animal Cognition, 18(5), 1069-1076.
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Karg, K., Schmelz, M., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2015). The goggles experiment: Can chimpanzees use self-experience to infer what a competitor can see? Animal Behaviour, 105, 211-221.
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2014

Karg, K., Schmelz, M., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2014). All great ape species (Gorilla gorilla, Pan paniscus, Pan troglodytes, Pongo abelii) and two-and-a-half-year-old children (Homo sapiens) discriminate appearance from reality. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 128(4), 431-439.
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2013

Schmelz, M. (2013). Theory of Mind in Chimpanzees: new insights by means of a competitive paradigm. Dissertation thesis. Leipzig, University of Leipzig.
Schmelz, M., Call, J. & Tomasello, M. (2013). Chimpanzees predict that a competitor's preference will match their own. Biology Letters, 9(1).
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2011

Schmelz, M., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2011). Chimpanzees know that others make inferences. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108(7), 3077-3079.
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2007

Schmelz, M. (2007). Social Cognition in Apes: Spite and Costly Punishment in Bonobos (Pan paniscus) and Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Diploma Thesis. Bielefeld, University of Bielefeld.

Presentations

08/2015

"Behaviour" in Cairns, Australia: "Chimpanzees provide benefits to conspecifics after receiving assistance"

08/2015

"Behaviour" in Cairns, Australia: "Individual and cooperative problem-solving in giant otters (Pteronura brasiliensis) and Asian small-clawed otters (Aonyx cinerea)"

09/2014

"17th Meeting of the International Society for Comparative Psychology" in Bogotá, Colombia: "Chimpanzee Statisticians - Do chimpanzees use statistical sampling to infer preferences of others?"

08/2014

"International Primatological Society Congress (IPS)" in Hanoi, Vietnam: "Chimpanzee Statisticians - Do chimpanzees use statistical sampling to infer preferences of others?"

07/2014

"VolkswagenStiftung Symposium" in Hannover, Germany: "Theory of Mind in Chimpanzees - New insights by means of a competitive paradigm"

11/2013

Invited Talk at the University of Bielefeld, Germany: “Social Cognition in Chimpanzees”

08/2013

"Behaviour" in Newcastle, England: "Chimpanzee Statisticians – do chimpanzees use statistical sampling to infer preferences of others?"

07/2013 "CompCog Meeting" in Vienna, Austria: "What would I do? Theory of mind in chimpanzees"
08/2012

"Congress of the International Primatological Society (IPS)" in Cancun, Mexico: "What would I do? Theory of mind in chimpanzees"

08/2011 "ASAB Summer conference" in St. Andrews, Scotland: "Thinking about thinking"
07/2011 "Behavior" in Bloomington, USA: "Thinking about thinking – Studying a theory of mind in chimpanzees"
09/2010

"International Primatological Society Congress (IPS)" in Kyoto, Japan: "Thinking about thinking – Chimpanzees‘ understanding of another one’s knowledge"

08/2009 "International Ethological Conference (IEC)" in Rennes, France: "Do chimpanzees understand inferred knowledge of others?"
06/2009 International workshop "The Primate Mind" in Erice, Italy: "Do chimpanzees understand inferred knowledge of others?"
12/2008

Invited Talk at the University of Bielefeld, Germany: "Theory of Mind in Great Apes"

12/2007 "6. Göttinger Freilandtage" in Göttingen, Germany: "Mercy for Peanuts? Costly Punishment in Chimpanzees"
02/2007 "Graduiertentreffen der Ethologischen Gesellschaft und der DZG" in Göttingen, Germany: "Crime and Punishment – Punishment and Spite in Chimpanzees and Bonobos"
02/2006 Meeting "Brutpflege und elterliche Investition" of the "Ethologische Gesellschaft" in Bielefeld, Germany: "What Plays a Role in Play Behaviour? Characteristic Differences in Play Behaviour of Juvenile Western Lowland Gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla)"