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Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 341 3550 - 400

e-mail: zeidler@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Jan Engelmann

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

phone: 0049 (0) 341 3550 427
e-mail: jan_engelmann@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Research interests

My research focuses on cooperative social relationships. I conduct empirical research with human children and chimpanzees on topics such as reputation management, trust, and friendship. In particular, I am interested in how individuals recruit valuable collaborative partners, how they establish trust, and how they maintain profitable partnerships over the long-term. The ultimate goal of this work is to understand how social relationships contribute to - but also often stand in the way of - a morality that aims at equal treatment for all.