Ooi, J., Michael, J., Lemola, S., Siew, C. S. Q., Butterfill, S., & Walasek, L. (2019, January 3). Interpersonal Functioning in Borderline Personality Disorder Traits: A Social Media Perspective.

Michael, J., Gutoreva, A., Lee, H. M., Tan, P. N., Bruce, E. M., Székely, M., … Ludvig, E. A. (2018, December 12). Decision-makers use social information to update their preferences—but choose for others as they do for themselves.

Clarke, S., Francová, A., Székely, M., Butterfill, S., & Michael, J. (2018, December 9th). Joint action goals reduce visuomotor interference from a partner’s incongruent actions.

In press:

Székely, M., Powell, H., Vannucci, F., Rea, F., Sciutti, A., & Michael, J. (in press). The Perception of a Robot Partner’s Effort Elicits a Sense of Commitment to Human-Robot Interaction, Interaction Studies

Bonalumi, F., Isella, M., Michael, J. (in press). Cueing implicit commitmentReview of Philosophy and Psychology

Michael, J., & Székely, M. (In press). The Developmental Origins of Commitment, Journal of Social Philosophy.

Michael, J & Szigeti A. (in press) The Group Knobe Effect Evidence that People Intuitively Attribute Agency and Responsibility to GroupsPhilosophical Explorations. 

Ooi, J., Francóva, A., Székely, M., & Michael, J (in press). The Sense of commitment in individuals with borderline personality disorder traits in a non-clinical population, Frontiers in Psychiatry.

Powell, H. & Michael, J. (in press). Feeling committed to a robot: Why, what, when and how?Philosophical Transactions B.

Michael, J., & Salice, A. (in press), Implementing commitment in human-robot interaction.


Chennells, M & Michael, J (2018). Effort and performance in a cooperative activity are boosted by the perception of a partner’s effort, Nature: Scientific Reports (2018)8:15692 | DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-34096-1

de Bruin, L. & Michael (2018) Prediction Error Minimization as a Framework for Social Cognition ResearchErkenntnis pp. 1-20.

Michael, J., & Székely, M. (2018). The developmental origins of commitmentJournal of Social Philosophy49(1), 106-123.

Michael, J., Székely, M., & Christensen, W. (2018) Using episodic memory to gauge implicit and/or indeterminate social commitments. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X1700142X

Michael, J., Wolf, T., Letesson, C., Butterfill, S., Skewes, J., & Hohwy, J. (2018). Seeing it both ways: Using a double-cuing task to investigate the role of spatial cuing in Level-1 visual perspective-taking. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance44(5), 693.

Nagatsu, M, Larsen, L, Karabegovic, M, Székely, M,  Mønster, D. & Michael, J. (2018) Making good cider out of bad apples — Signaling expectations boosts cooperation among would-be free riders, Judgment and Decision Making 13 (1), 137-149

Székely, M., & Michael, J. (2018). Investing in commitment: Persistence in a joint action is enhanced by the perception of a partner’s effort. Cognition174, 37-42.


de Bruin, L., & Michael, J. (2017).Prediction error minimization: Implications for Embodied Cognition and the Extended Mind Hypothesis. Brain and Cognition. 112, 58-63

Hohwy, J., Michael, J. (2017). Why should any body have a self? In: The Subject’s matter: Self-consciousness and the body. Vignemont, F., Alsmith, A. (eds.). MIT Press

Michael, J., & Székely, M. (2017). Goal slippage: a mechanism for spontaneous instrumental helping in infancy?Topoi, 1-11.


Christensen, W., & Michael, J. (2016). From two systems to a multi-systems architecture for mindreadingNew Ideas in Psychology, 40, 48-64

Lowe, R., Almer, A., Lindblad, G., Gander, P., Michael, J., & Vesper, C. (2016). On the role of cognitive-affective states in joint action. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 10, 88.

Michael, J. (2016). What Are Shared Emotions (for)? Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 412.

Michael, J. & Christensen, W. (2016). Flexible goal attribution in early mindreadingPsychological Review, 123(2), 219-227

Michael, J., & Salice, A. (2016). The Sense of Commitment in Human–Robot Interaction.International Journal of Social Robotics, 1-9.

Michael, J, Sebanz, N, & Knoblich G., (2016), Observing Joint Action: Coordination Creates CommitmentCognition 157, pp 106-113.


Michael, J. (2015). Cultural learning and the reliability of the intentional stance. In Munoz-Suárez, C. (Ed.) Content and Consciousness 2.0: Four Decades After (Studies in Brain and Mind Series, vol 7). Springer, pp: 163-184. Response by Daniel Dennett, pp: 216-218.

Michael, J., Bogart, K., Tylen, K., Østergaard, J.R., Krueger, J., & Fusaroli, R. (2015). Training in compensatory strategies enhance rapport in interactions involving people with Möbius Syndrome. Frontiers in Endovascular and Interventional Neurology.,Volume 6, article 213.

Michael, J. & D’Ausilio, A. (2015). Domain-Specific and Domain-General Processes in Social Cognition – A Complementary Approach. Consciousness and Cognition. 18, 434-437.

Michael, J. & DeBruin, L. (2015). How direct is social perception? Consciousness and Cognition. 36, 373-375.

Michael, J., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2015). The sense of commitment: a minimal approachFrontiers in psychology6.

Michael, J. (2015) Putting unicepts to work: A teleosemantic perspective on the infant mindreading puzzleSynthese, DOI: 10.1007/s11229-015-0850-x

Christensen, W. & Michael, J. (2015)From two systems to a multi-systems architecture for mindreading. New Ideas in Psychology, doi:10.1016/j.newideapsych.2015.01.003

Steglich‐Petersen, A., & Michael, J. (2015). Why Desire Reasoning is Developmentally Prior to Belief Reasoning Mind & Language 30.5: 526-549


Michael, J. (2014). Towards a consensus about the role of empathy in interpersonal understandingTopoi Vol. 33 (1): 157-172. 

Michael, J. &  Fardo, F. (2014). What (if anything) is shared in pain empathy? A critical discussion of De Vignemont and Jacob’s (2012) theory of the neural substrate of pain empathy. Philosophy of Science 81 (January 2014): 154-160.

Michael, J., Sandberg, K., Skewes. J., Wolf, T., Blicher, J., Overgaard, M. & Frith, C. (2014). Continuous theta burst demonstrates a causal role of premotor homunculus in action interpretationPsychological Science 25: 963-972.

Michael, J., Christensen, W. & Overgaard, S. (2014). Mindreading as social expertiseSynthese191:817–840. DOI: 10.1007/s11229-013-0295-z

Michael, J.  and Pacherie, E. (2014) On Commitments and other uncertainty reduction tools in joint actionJournal of Social Ontology, 1(1), 89-120.

Michael, J., Sandberg, K., Skewes, J., Wolf, T., Blicher, J., Overgaard, M., & Frith, C. (2014) Unconvincing statistical and functional inferences: Reply to CatmurFrontiers in Human Neuroscience 8, nr: 00887. DOI=10.3389/fnhum.2014.00887

Skewes, J., Skewes, L., Michael, J., Konvalinka, I. (2014). Synchronised and complementary coordination mechanisms in an asymmetric joint aiming taskExperimental Brain Research, DOI: 10.1007/s00221-014-4135-2

Michael, J. and Wolf, T. (2014) Why apply a hierarchical predictive processing framework to musical perception and performance? Empirical Musicology Review, Vol. 9 (3-4).Salice, A., & Michael, J. A. (2014). (How) Can Robots Make Commitments?Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications.


Michael, J. & Macleod, M. (2013). Applying the causal theory of reference to intentional conceptsPhilosophy of Science 80 (2): 212-230.

Overgaard, S. & Michael, J. (2013). The interaction theory of social cognition – a critique. Philosophical Psychology DOI: 10.1080/09515089.2013.827109.


Krueger, J. & Michael, J. (2012). Gestural coupling and social cognition: Moebius Syndrome as a case studyFrontiers in Human Neuroscience6:81. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00081.

Michael, J. & Overgaard, S. (2012) Interaction and social cognition: A comment on Auvray et al.’s perceptual crossing paradigmNew Ideas in Psychology (30): 296–299.

Michael, J. (2012). Mirror systems and simulation: a neo-empiricist interpretationPhenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences: Volume 11 (4): 565-582


Michael, J. (2011). Interaction and MindreadingReview of Philosophy and Psychology 2(3): 559-578.

Michael, J. (2011). Shared Emotions and Joint ActionReview of Philosophy and Psychology 2(2) 2011: 355-373.

Michael, J. (2011). Four Models of the Functional Contribution of the Mirror Neuron System Philosophical Explorations 14 (2) 2011: 185-194.

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