The research content of our studies focuses on developmental psychological and cultural comparison.
These studies describe and investigate the early development of children and provide information about which cognitive and symbolic developmental processes are important for the emergence of culture.
Human cultural and mental development is closely interlinked and exerts reciprocal influences. We aim to investigate and compare these processes and relationships more closely by conducting studies on cognition and behaviour in different cultures that are characterised by different social and physical environments.
Studies are conducted at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, at kindergartens after-school care centres and schools in the city of Leipzig. More information about how studies are performed in Leipzig is available here:
Research sites in Leipzig