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Developmental Psychology investigates age-related changes in behavior and experience that occur across the lifespan of an individual. Research examines different areas of development, e.g., cognitive, emotional, or social capabilities, and asks questions such as: At which age and how exactly do the changes occur? Which factors (e.g., in the individual or the environment) are the causes of developmental changes?
Recent research foci of our department include empirical studies on
Research methods include eye-tracking, EEG, and video-based behavioral analyses.
Adam, M., Reitenbach, I., & Elsner, B. (2017). Agency cues and 11-month-olds’ and adults’ anticipation of action goals. Cognitive Development, 43, 37-48. doi: 10.1016/j.cogdev.2017.02.008
Holl, A. K., Kirsch, F., Rohlf, H., Krahé, B., & Elsner, B. (2017). Longitudinal reciprocity between theory of mind and aggression in middle childhood. International Journal of Behavioral Development. Available online September 4, 2017. doi: 10.1177/0165025417727875
Lensing, N., & Elsner, B. (2017). Overweight and Normal-Weight Children’s Decision-Making in a Child Variant of the Iowa Gambling Task. Child Development Research, 2017, Article ID 1285320. doi:10.1155/2017/1285320
Schönebeck, M., & Elsner, B. (2017). ERPs of 14-month-olds’ perceptual and conceptual processing of complete and incomplete end-states of others’ actions. Neuropsychologia. Available online October 21, 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.10.026