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Julia Christin Prein

Doctoral Student

Department of Comparative Cultural Psychology
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology 
Deutscher Platz 6 
D-04103 Leipzig 

phone: +49 (0) 341 3550 422
email: julia_prein@~@eva.mpg.de

Thesis title: New Methods to study social cognition in young children

Research Interests
Curriculum Vitae
Projects & Partners

Research Interests

  • Socio-cognitive development
  • Theory of Mind
  • Developing new study methods with focus on reliability and validity

Curriculum Vitae

Career & Education
since 09/2020

PhD student
Department of Comparative Cultural Psychology
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig

10/2018 - 08/2020

M.Sc. in "Early Childhood Research"
Leipzig University
Thesis: “Anticipating and Reacting to Actions of a Knowing or Ignorant Agent: Steps Toward a Theory of Mind Understanding”
Supervisors: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Robert Hepach and Prof. Dr. Hannes Rakoczy

10/2014 - 05/2018

B.Sc. in "Cognitive Science"
University of Osnabrück
Thesis: “A study on multimodal integration failures in the Ganzfeld experience by the variation of auditory stimulation”
Supervisors: Dr. Timo Torsten Schmidt and Dr. Uwe Friese

Practical Experience
05/2019 – 07/2020 Research Assistant
Department of Educational Psychology
Leipzig University
09/2019 Research Internship
Department of Developmental Psychology
University of Göttingen
02/2019-04/2019 Research Internship
Uppsala Child and Baby Lab
Uppsala University
  • German (native)
  • English (fluent)
  • French, Danish, Russian (basic)
  • Latin
  • …and learning programming languages like R, Java, Python, HTML, CSS, Javascript

Projects & Partners

  • Member of ManyBabies2


Schmidt, T. T., & Prein, J. C. (2019). The Ganzfeld experience—A stably inducible altered state of consciousness: Effects of different auditory homogenizations. PsyCh Journal, 8(1), 66-81.
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