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.
Austin, G., Bondü, R., & Elsner, B. (2020). Executive function, theory of mind and conduct-problem symptoms in middle childhood. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, Article ID 539. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00539
Elsner, B., & Adam, M. (2020). Infants’ goal prediction for simple action events: The role of experience and agency cues. Topics in Cognitive Science. Available online March 4, 2020. doi: 10.1111/tops.12494
Patzwald, C., Matthes, D., & Elsner, B. (2020). Eighteen-month-olds integrate verbal cues into their action processing: Evidence from ERPs and mu power. Infant Behavior and Development, 58. doi: 10.1016/j.infbeh.2019.101414