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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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20 years of research at Pongoland

Comparative Cultural Psychology

On April 1, 2021, the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and the Zoo Leipzig celebrate 20…

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„Forschungsreise“ now online

Comparative Cultural Psychology

The Max-Planck-Institute in Leipzig is part of a new platform for online child studies

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Research links personality traits to toilet paper stockpiling

Comparative Cultural Psychology

High levels of emotionality and conscientiousness are indicators for stockpiling behavior

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