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Department of Comparative Cultural Psychology

Director: Prof. Dr. Daniel Haun

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.

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Challenging "rule breakers"

Comparative Cultural Psychology

Children will confront their peers, but how they do so varies across cultures

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Those that game together, stay together

Comparative Cultural Psychology

The games we play reflect the socio-ecological characteristics of the culture that we are in

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Learning words: How children integrate information

Comparative Cultural Psychology

Researchers use a computer model to explain how children integrate information during word learning

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