Homo Negotiatus: Ontogeny of the Unique Ways Humans Own, Share and Reciprocate

  • Philippe Rochat
  • Cláudia Passos Ferreira


Social animals need to share space and resources, whether sexual partners, parents, or food. Sharing is indeed at the core of social life. Humans, however, of all social animals, have distinct ways of sharing. They evolved to become Homo Negotiatus; a species that is prone to bargain and to dispute the value of things until some agreement is reached.


Property Sense Joint Attention False Belief Task Transitional Object Human Ontogeny 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philippe Rochat
    • 1
  • Cláudia Passos Ferreira
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychology, Cognition and DevelopmentEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Social MedicineState University of Rio de JaneiroMaracanãBrazil

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