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Affiliation: Director of the Department of Comparative Cultural Psychology, Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig

Background: experimental psychology

Research interests/current projects:

  • Cross-cultural variation in early socio-cognitive development
  • Great ape cognition
  • Population-level variation in great ape sociality 
  • Social motivation
  • Spatial cognition

Research methods: 

  • Behavioral and experimental methods

Affiliation: Faculty of Education and Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin; Faculty of Education, Universität Leipzig; (from 1st June 2020: School of Psychology, University of Plymouth)

Background: psychology, philosophy, biology

Research interests/current projects:

  • social norms and cooperation across development and societies
  • cultural learning and teaching across societies
  • refugee youth experience, acculturation and mental health
  • behavioral interventions and social change

Research methods:

  • behavioral, experimental methods
  • observational methods
  • surveys
  • qualitative methods

Affiliation: Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

Background: psychology, sociology

Research interests/current projects:

  • Intuitive parenting, early (m)other-infant interaction and parenting across cultures
  • Socio-cognitive and socio-emotional development across cultures
  • Early self and intentionality
  • Prosocial and cooperative behavior

Research methods:

  • Observational methods
  • Experimental methods

Affiliation: Leipzig Lab “Children and Nature” & “ Human Biology & Primate Cognition”, Faculty of Life Sciences, Institute of Biology, Leipzig University

Background: biology, psychology

Research interests/ current projects:

  • multimodal communication (gestures, facial expressions) in nonhuman primates
  • ontogeny of cognitive and communicative skills in humans and other great apes
  • prosocial behavior (sharing, helping, role of empathy) in human children and nonhuman great apes
  • children’s attitudes towards other animals

Research methods:

  • observational methods
  • non-invasive experimental methods (behavioral studies, eyetracking)
  • qualitative methods (interviews)