Former Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
phone: +49 341 3550 - 400
Former Department of
Developmental and Comparative Psychology
The Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology existed from 1998 to 2018 under the leadership of Michael Tomasello. It investigated cognitive and social-cognitive processes in humans and their nearest primate relatives. Of special interest were the uniquely human cognitive, social-cognitive, and symbolic processes involved in cultural learning and creation. The department had three main areas of research: the Ontogeny of Human Social Cognition, the Acquisition of Language, and Primate Cognition.