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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

Robert Hepach

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

phone: 0049 (0) 341 3550 484
e-mail: hepach@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

 

Current Employment

Visiting Professor Department of Psychology, University of Göttingen, Germany

Teaching Fellow Department of Psychology, Dresden University of Technology, Germany

Teaching this Semester

Lecture in Research Methods and Competencies in Psychology (Bachelor's level)

Lecture in Introduction to Social Psychology (Bachelor's level)

Lecture in Human Performance and Interaction (Master's level)

Seminar in Behavior Research Methods (Bachelor's level)

Research Interests

Studying intrinsic motivation requires the development of methods that capture the internal processes as well as the expressed emotions that accompany behavior.

Over the past six years, my colleagues and I have integrated eye-tracking technology and motion sensor technology (Microsoft Kinect) into active behavioral paradigms that measure human and non-human Great Apes’ internal arousal, as well as emotional expression.

These non-invasive research designs provide us with new scientific lenses through which emotions and the underlying mechanisms of behavior become visible, measurable, and interpretable.

Social behavior // Motivation // Physiology // Emotions