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Susanne Hardecker (née Göckeritz)

Guest Researcher

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

phone: +49 (0) 341 3550 428
email: susanne_hardecker@~@eva.mpg.de

Research interests
Curriculum Vitae
Publications
Invited Talks
Conference Work

Research interests

  • behavioral research on social norms
  • creation of social norms in young children
  • moral development

Curriculum Vitae

Education
since 2014 Postdoctoral Researcher
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
2011 - 2014 PhD Student
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
Supervisors: Dr. Marco F.H. Schmidt, Prof. Dr. Michael Tomasello
2004 - 2010 Diploma (M.A.) Psychology
Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg
2007 - 2008

Fulbright Scholar
California State University, San Marcos
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. P. Wesley Schultz

Research and Teaching Experiences
10/2012 – 02/2013 Lecturer (with Marie Nitzschner):
“What makes us human: A comparative perspective on developmental psychology”
University of Leipzig
Psychology Department, Developmental Psychology
02/2011 - 04/2011 Internship at the child studies lab
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
01/2009 - 09/2009 Student assistant for Dr. habil. Gundula Hübner
Psychology Department, Social Psychology
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
01/2008 - 03/2008 Teaching assistant for Prof. Dr. Wesley Schultz
Psychology Department, Social Psychology
California State University, San Marcos
08/2007 - 05/2008 Collaboration on a cross-cultural research project investigating a social norms intervention and alcohol consumption in University students with Prof. Dr. Wesley Schultz
California State University, San Marcos
Awards and Fellowships
2015 Inaugural Jean Piaget Society Doctoral Dissertation Prize
2007 - 2008 Fulbright Scholarship

Publications

Toppe, T., Hardecker, S., & Haun, D. B. M. (2020). Social inclusion increases over early childhood and is influenced by others’ group membership. Developmental Psychology, 56(2), 324-335.
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Toppe, T., Hardecker, S., & Haun, D. B. M. (2019). Playing a cooperative game promotes preschoolers’ sharing with third-parties, but not social inclusion. PLoS One, 14(8): e0221092.
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Hardecker, S., Buryn-Weitzel, J. C., & Tomasello, M. (2019). Adult instruction limits children’s flexibility in moral decision making. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 187: 104652.
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Hardecker, S., & Tomasello, M. (2017). From imitation to implementation: How two- and three-year-old children learn to enforce social norms. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 35(2), 237-248.
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Hardecker, S., Schmidt, M. F. H., & Tomasello, M. (2017). Children's developing understanding of the conventionality of rules. Journal of Cognition and Development, 18(2), 163-188.
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Schmidt, M. F. H., Hardecker, S., & Tomasello, M. (2016). Preschoolers understand the normativity of cooperatively structured competition. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 143, 34-47.
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Hardecker, S., Schmidt, M. F. H., Roden, M., & Tomasello, M. (2016). Young children’s behavioral and emotional responses to different social norm violations. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 150, 364-379.
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Göckeritz, S. (2014). Children constructing a social world: Exploring preschoolers' understanding of social norms. PhD Thesis, Univ., Leipzig.
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Göckeritz, S., Schmidt, M. F. H., & Tomasello, M. (2014). Young children's creation and transmission of social norms. Cognitive Development, 30, 81-95.
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Göckeritz, S., Schultz, P. W., Rendón, T., Cialdini, R. B., Goldstein, N. J., & Griskevicius, V. (2010). Descriptive normative beliefs and conservation behavior: The moderating roles of personal involvement and injunctive normative beliefs. European journal of social psychology, 40(3), 514-523.
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Invited Talks

2016 "Gruppenzusammenhalt bei Primaten: Vertrauen bei Schimpansen und Erschaffung von Regeln bei Kindern." Talk presented at the MNU Bundeskongress, Leipzig, Germany.
2015 "Emerging Normativity: Preschoolers’ Creation of Rules in Peer Interactions." Talk presented at the Early Childhood Workshop, Leipzig, Germany

"Wir regeln das – Spielregeln selbst gestalten." Talk presented at the Annual Day for Caregivers, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany.

"Children constructing a social world: Exploring preschoolers' understanding of social norms", Students Award Session, Jean Piaget Society Conference, Toronto, Canada
2014 "When children are making the rules: Behavioral studies on social norm understanding in 5-year-olds", Psychology department, University of Kassel, Germany

Conference Work

2016 Hardecker, S. & Tomasello, M. (2016). How 2- and 3-year-old children learn to enforce social norms. Talk presented in the Symposium: Becoming members of society - Children's developing understanding of social norms (Organizer: Susanne Hardecker) at the 50th Conference of the German Society for Psychology, Leipzig, Germany
2016 Hardecker, S., Schmidt, M.F.H., & Tomasello, M. (2016). Children constructing a social world: Exploring preschoolers' understanding of social norms. Talk presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology, St Andrews, Scotland
2016 Hardecker, S., Schmidt, M.F.H., Roden, M., & Tomasello, M. (2016). Protest, Tattling, and Intervention – How 3- and 5-year-old children respond to moral and conventional norm violations. Poster presented at the CEU Conference on Cognitive Development, Budapest, Hungary
2015 Hardecker, S., Schmidt, M.F.H., & Tomasello, M. (2015). Wenn Kinder die Regeln machen – Verständnis sozialer Normen bei Fünfjährigen. Talk presented at the 22nd Meeting of the Developmental Psychology Section of the German Psychological Society (DGPs), Frankfurt, Germany

Göckeritz, S. & Tomasello, M. (2015). Young children's learning to enforce social norms. Poster presented at the CEU Conference on Cognitive Development, Budapest, Hungary

Göckeritz, S., Schmidt, M.F.H., & Tomasello, M. (2015). Young children's behavioral and emotional responses to different social norm violations. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Göckeritz, S., Schmidt, M.F.H., & Tomasello, M. (2015). Young children understand norms as socially constructed - if they have done the constructing. Talk presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Toronto, Canada.
2014 Göckeritz, S., Schmidt, M.F.H., & Tomasello, M. (2014). Children’s reasoning about the changeability of self-invented versus pre-existing game rules. Poster presented at the CEU Conference on Cognitive Development, Budapest, Hungary.
2014 Göckeritz, S., Schmidt, M.F.H., & Tomasello, M. (2014). Children’s reasoning about the changeability of self-invented versus pre-existing game rules. Poster presented at the European Association of Social Psychology Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2013 Göckeritz, S., Schmidt, M.F.H., & Tomasello, M. (2013). Rules arising: Young
children’s creation of social norms. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA, USA
2013 Göckeritz, S., Schmidt, M.F.H., & Tomasello, M. (2013). Children’s spontaneous responses to moral and conventional transgressions: An experimental approach. Poster presented at the CEU Conference on Cognitive Development, Budapest, Hungary.
2008 Rendón, T., Göckeritz, S., & Schultz, P.W. (2008). Everybody’s doing it: A cross-cultural examination of normative health beliefs. Poster presented at the 88th Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Irvine, CA, USA.