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Amrisha Vaish

photo James Close

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

0049 (0) 341 3550 453
0049 (0) 341 3550 444


Research interests

  • Social-emotional development
  • The development of empathy/sympathy, moral emotions, morality, and prosocial behavior
  • The early development of pragmatics


Ongoing projects:

  • The development and understanding of moral emotions, such as guilt, in young children (with Michael Tomasello and Malinda Carpenter)
  • The nature of empathy and sympathy in early childhood (with Robert Hepach and Michael Tomasello)