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.
Meyer, M., Lamers, D., Kayhan, E., Hunnius, S, & Oostenveld, R. (2021). Enhancing reproducibility in developmental EEG research: BIDS, cluster-based permutation tests, and effect sizes. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 52, 101036. doi: 10.1016/j.dcn.2021.101036.
Musculus, L., Tünte, M. R., Raab, M., & Kayhan, E. (2021). An embodied cognition perspective on the role of interoception in the development of the minimal self. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 716950. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.716950.
Adam, M., Gumbsch, C., Butz, M. V., & Elsner, B. (2021). The Impact of Action Effects on Infants’ Predictive Gaze Shifts for a Non-Human Grasping Action at 7, 11, and 18 Months. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, Article 695550, 1-10. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.695550
Gumbsch, C., Adam, M., Elsner, B., & Butz, M. V. (2021). Emergent Goal-Anticipatory Gaze in Infants via Event-Predictive Learning and Inference. Cognitive Science, 45: e13016. doi: 10.1111/cogs.13016
Boyadzhieva, A., & Kayhan, E. (2021). Keeping the Breath in Mind: Respiration, Neural Oscillations, and the Free Energy Principle. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 15, 647579. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2021.647579.