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Department of Comparative Cultural Psychology

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig  

Katharina Haberl
phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 157


Department of Comparative Cultural Psychology

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.