Department of Comparative Cultural Psychology
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 157
The Department of Comparative Cultural Psychology combines approaches from developmental, cross-cultural and comparative psychology, to study uniquely human cultural diversity and the universal cognitive mechanisms that enable and constrain it.
- We study the interaction between culture and mind by comparing people from different social and physical environments around the world.
- Second, we investigate the developmental processes that lead to similarities and differences in human behavior by studying children’s early development cross-culturally.
- Third, we study the uniquely human aspects of these developmental processes by comparing the development of human infants with the early development in other, non-human great apes species.