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Maleen Thiele

Doctoral Student

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

phone: +49 (0) 341 3550 407
email: maleen_thiele@~@eva.mpg.de

Thesis title: The social attentional foundations of infants' learning from third-party social interactions

Research Interests
Curriculum Vitae
Research Awards & Funding
Publications

Research Interests

In my research I study social attentional precursors of early social learning in infancy, primarily focusing on developments in the first year of life. So far, I have used eye-tracking related measures, pupillometry, and behavioral observations to gain an understanding of how infants perceive social relationships between others and how this relates to developments in their own social behavior.

Curriculum Vitae

Career & Education
since June 2020

Phd Student
Department of Comparative Cultural Psychology
Max Planck Insitute of Evolutionary Anthropology 

12/2016 - 05/2020

PhD Student 
Department of Early Child Development and Culture
Leipzig University

08/2018 - 12/2018

Visiting Researcher
Uppsala Child and Baby Lab
Uppsala University

10/2014 - 10/2016

M.Sc. Psychology
Leipzig University

10/2010 - 10/2013 B.Sc. Psychology
Leipzig University
Teaching
Winter term 2019/2020

Seminar “Developmental Psychology”

Leipzig University, Master „Early Childhood Research"

Winter term 2019/2020

Crash course “Scientific Reading”

Leipzig University, Master „Early Childhood Research” 

Summer term
2018, 2019

Seminar “Comparative Development”

Leipzig University, Master „Early Childhood Research”

Winter term 2017/2018, 2018/2019

Seminar “Project Planning and Management” 

Leipzig University, Master „Early Childhood Research”

Summer term
2017

Seminar “Einführung in die Entwicklungspsychologie” 

Leipzig University, Staatsexamen „Bildungswissenschaften in den Lehrerbildenden Studiengängen“

Languages
  • German (native speaker)
  • English (fluent)
  • French (basic) 

Research Awards & Funding

08/2018 - 12/2018 DAAD Scholarship for Guest Researchers

Publications

Astor, K., Thiele, M., & Gredebäck, G. (2021). Gaze following emergence relies on both perceptual cues and social awareness. Cognitive Development, 60: 101121.
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Thiele, M., Hepach, R., Michel, C., & Haun, D. B. M. (2021). Infants’ Preference for Social Interactions Increases from 7 to 13 Months of Age (advance online). Child Development, cdev.13636.
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Thiele, M., Hepach, R., Michel, C., & Haun, D. B. M. (2021). Observing others’ joint attention increases 9-month-old infants’ object encoding. Developmental Psychology, 57(6), 837-850.
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Thiele, M., Hepach, R., Michel, C., Gredebäck, G., & Haun, D. B. M. (2021). Social interaction targets enhance 13-month-old infants' associative learning. Infancy, 26(3), 409-422.
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