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Roman Stengelin

Postdoctoral Researcher

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

phone: +49 (0) 341 3550 408
email: roman_stengelin@~@eva.mpg.de

Thesis title: A cross-cultural investigation of social motivation and social cognition in young children

Research Interests
Curriculum Vitae
Publications

Research Interests

  • social learning
  • social motivation
  • social cognition
  • deception
  • culturally determined socialization goals and parenting practices
  • economic risk-taking behaviors
  • cross-cultural developmental psychology

Curriculum Vitae

Career & Education 
since 2020


 
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Comparative Cultural Psychology
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
 
2015 - 2020


 
Research Associate | PhD Student 
Department of Early Child Development and Culture 
Leipzig University
 
2013 - 2015

 
M.Sc in Psychology
Leipzig University
 
2010 - 2013

 
B.Sc in Psychology
Koblenz-Landau University
 
Practical Experience
2016 - 2019

 
Cross-cultural developmental Psychology in Namibia (11 months)
Oshikoto region, Bwabwata region)
 
Teaching (courses/taught at the University)
2019
 
Developmental Psychology, seminar for graduate students (M.Sc.)
 
2019
 
Cross-Cultural Psychology, seminar for graduate students (M.Sc.)
 
2018
 
Ethics Committee, exercise for graduate students (M.Sc.)
 
2018
 
Neurocognitive Development, seminar for graduate students (M.Sc.)
 
2017
 
Scientific Reading, seminar for graduate students (M.Sc., with T. Toppe and S. DeTroy)
 
2017
 
Ethics Committee, exercise for graduate students (M.Sc.)
 
2017
 
Student Internship, graduate module (M.Sc.)
 
2016
 
Ethics Committee, exercise for graduate students (M.Sc.)
 
2016
 
Developmental Psychology, seminar for StEx students (education)
 
2015
 
Developmental Psychology, seminar for StEx students (education)
 
Memberships 
  • DGP - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie
Languages
  • German (mother tongue)
  • English (fluent)
  • French (basic skills)

Publications

Stengelin, R., Schleihauf, H., Seidl, A., & Böckler-Raettig, A. (2022). Spreading the game: An experimental study on the link between children’s overimitation and their adoption, transmission, and modification of conventional information. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 213: 105271.
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Toppe, T., Stengelin, R., Schmidt, L. S., Amini, N., & Schuhmacher, N. (2021). Explaining variation in parents' and their children's stress during COVID-19 lockdowns. Frontiers in Psychology, 12: 645266.
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Stengelin, R., Golubovic, A., Toppe, T., Over, H., & Haun, D. B. M. (2021). Priming third-party ostracism does not lead to increased affiliation in three Serbian communities. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 203: 105019.
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Stengelin, R., Hepach, R., & Haun, D. B. M. (2020). Cultural variation in young children’s social motivation for peer collaboration and its relation to the ontogeny of Theory of Mind. PLoS One, 15: e0242071.
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Stengelin, R., Hepach, R., & Haun, D. B. M. (2020). Cross-cultural variation in how much, but not whether, children overimitate. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 193: 104796.
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Stengelin, R., Hepach, R., & Haun, D. B. M. (2020). Hai||om children mistrust, but do not deceive, peers with opposing self-interests. PLoS One, 15(3).
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Haun, D., Liebal, K., Amici, F., Bender, A., Bohn, M., Bräuer, J., Buttelmann, D., Burkart, J., Cacchione, T., DeTroy, S., Faßbender, I., Fichtel, C., Fischer, J., Gampe, A., Gray, R. D., Horn, L., Oña, L. S., Kärtner, J., Kaminski, J., Kanngießer, P., Keller, H., Köster, M., Kopp, K. S., Kornadt, H.-J., Rakoczy, H., Schuppli, C., Stengelin, R., Trommsdorff, G., Leeuwen, E. v., & Schaik, C. v. (2020). Ein Plädoyer für die Relevanz der Vergleichenden Psychologie für das Verständnis menschlicher Entwicklung (Kommentare zu Daum, M. M., Greve, W.,Pauen, S., Schuhrke, B. und Schwarzer, G.(2020). Positionspapier der Fachgruppe Entwicklungspsychologie: Ein Versuch einer Standortbestimmung. In: Psychologische Rundschau, 71(1), 24-46). Psychologische Rundschau, 71(1), 40-41.
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Stengelin, R., Hepach, R., & Haun, D. B. M. (2019). Being observed increases overimitation in three diverse cultures. Developmental Psychology, 55(12), 2630-2636.
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Stengelin, R., Grüneisen, S., & Tomasello, M. (2018). Why should I trust you? Investigating young children’s spontaneous mistrust in potential deceivers. Cognitive Development, 48, 146-154.
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