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Robert Hepach

Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
D-04103 Leipzig
Germany

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Research interests

  • Prosocial behavior and Collaboration
  • Motivation
  • Pupil Dilation & Body Posture

 

Curriculum Vitae

since January 2013 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
2010-2013 PhD in Psychology (Dr. rer. nat.)
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
University of Leipzig
2008-2009 M.Res. in Psychology
Oxford Brookes University
2005-2007 B.Sc. in Psychology
University of Konstanz

 

Ad hoc reviewer

Nature Communications, Psychological Science, Child Development, Developmental Science, Developmental Psychology, Cognition, Mind & Language, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Infancy, British Journal of Developmental Psychology, Infant Behavior & Development, Social Development, Nature Scientific Reports, Infant and Child Development, Cognitive Science, Frontiers

 

Publications

Hepach, R. & Westermann, G. (in press) Pupil Dilation in Infancy Research . Journal of Cognition and Development.

Hepach, R., Vaish, A., Grossmann, T. & Tomasello, M. (in press). Young children want to see others get the help they need. Child Development

Hepach, R. (in press). Young children’s concern for others’ well-being as a core motive for developing prosocial behavior. Springer.

Hepach, R., Vaish, A., & Tomasello, M. (2015). Novel paradigms to measure individual differences in early childhood: Posture, gaze, and pupil dilation. Frontiers in Developmental Psychology

Hepach, R., Vaish, A., & Tomasello, M. (2013). Young children sympathize less in response to unjustified emotional distress. Developmental Psychology, 49(6), p. 1132- 1138.

Hepach, R. & Westermann, G. (2013). Infants’ sensitivity to the congruence of others’ emotions and actions. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 115(1), 16-29.

Hepach, R., Vaish, A., & Tomasello, M. (2013). A new look at children’s prosocial motivation. Infancy, 18(1), 67-90.

Hepach, R., Vaish, A., & Tomasello, M. (2012). Young children are intrinsically motivated to see others helped. Psychological Science, 23(9), 967-972.

Hepach, R., Kliemann, D., Gr√ľneisen, S., Heekeren, H. R., & Dziobek, I. (2011). Conceptualizing emotions along the dimensions of valence, arousal and communicative frequency - Implications for social-cognitive test and training tools. Frontiers in Psychology 2.