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Papers in peer-reviewed international journals

De Petrillo F. & Rosati A.G. (in press). Rhesus macaques use probabilities to predict future events. Evolution and Human Behaviour

De Petrillo F. & Rosati A.G. (2019). Ecological rationality: convergent decision-making in apes and capuchins. Behavioural Processes, 164: 201-213

De Petrillo F., Gori E., Micucci A., Bourgeois-Gironde S., Addessi E. (2019). Evolutionary origins of money categorization: An experimental investigation in tufted capuchin monkeys (Sapajus spp.). Animal cognition, 1-18.

Zoratto, F., Oddi, G., Gori, E., Micucci, A., De Petrillo, F., Paglieri, F., … & Addessi, E. (2018). Social modulation of risky decision-making in rats (Rattus norvegicus) and tufted capuchin monkeys (Sapajus spp.). Behavioural Brain Research, 347, 37-48.

De Petrillo F., Tonachella G., Addessi E. (2017). Emotional correlates of probabilistic decision making in tufted capuchin monkeys (Sapajus spp.). Animal Behaviour, 129, 249-256.

De Petrillo F., Micucci A., Gori E., Truppa V.,Ariely D., Addessi E. (2015) Self-control depletion in tufted capuchin monkeys (Sapajus spp.): does delay of gratification rely on a limited resource? Frontiers in Psychology, section comparative psychology, 6, 1-12

De Petrillo F., Gori E, Micucci A, Ponsi G, Paglieri F, Addessi E (2015). When is it worth waiting for? Food quantity, but not food quality, affects delay tolerance in tufted capuchin monkeys. Animal Cognition, 18(5), 1019-1029.

De Petrillo F., M. Ventricelli, G. Ponsi, E. Addessi (2015). Do tufted capuchin monkeys play the odds? Flexible risk preferences in Sapajus spp. Animal Cognition, 18, 119-130.

Paglieri F, Addessi E, De Petrillo F., Laviola G, Mirolli M, Parisi D, Petrosino G, Ventricelli M, Zoratto F, Adriani W. (2014). Nonhuman gamblers: Lessons from rodents, primates, and robots. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 8, 1-17.

Addessi E, Bellagamba F, Delfino A, De Petrillo F., Focaroli V, Macchitella L, Maggiorelli V, Pace B, Pecora G, Rossi S, Sbaffi A, Tasselli MI, Paglieri F. (2014). Waiting by mistake: Symbolic representation of rewards modulate intertemporal choice in capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella), preschool children and adult humans. Cognition, 130, 428-441.

Addessi, E., Paglieri, F., Beran, M.J., Evans, T.A., Macchitella, L., De Petrillo F., Focaroli, V. (2013). Delay Choice Versus Delay Maintenance: Different Measures of Delayed Gratification in Capuchin Monkeys (Cebus apella). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 127(4), 2-8 Featured in APA’sParticularly Exciting Experiments In Psychology

Ventricelli M., Focaroli V., De Petrillo F., L. Macchitella, F. Paglieri, A. Addessi (2013). How capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) behaviorally cope with increasing delay in a self-control task. Behavioural Processes, 100, 146-152

Chapters in Edited Volumes

De Petrillo, F., &Di Vincenzo F. (2018).An evolutionary perspective on primate social cognition. In: Evolution of Primate Social Cognition (Di Paolo, L.D; Di Vincenzo, F & De Petrillo, F. eds). Springer, Interdisciplinary Evolutionary Research, Number 4


Di Paolo L., Di Vincenzo F., De Petrillo F. (Eds.)2018. Evolution of Primate Social Cognition. Springer, Interdisciplinary Evolutionary Research, Number 4

Working papers

Paoletti, M., Bellagamba, F., Gagliardi, R…, De Petrillo F., Addessi E. (under review). Decision-making under risk and experienced regret in preschoolers and school-aged children.

De Petrillo, F. & Rosati A. (under review). Rational decision-making in animals. Cambridge Handbook of Animal Cognition.

De Petrillo F., Paoletti M., Bellagamba F., Manzi G., Paglieri F., Addessi E. (in prep). Is Homo sapiens always risk averse? Contextual factors modulate risk preferences in adult humans.