I am an Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology in Education at the University of Vechta. I received my doctoral degree from the Freiburg University of Education and was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. I study children’s cognitive development and people’s ability to use and interpret evidence.
My research explores how children and adults acquire scientific-thinking skills. Also, I am interested in how the basic methods of science can be made accessible to (young) children.
Social Cognition and Advanced Theory of Mind
How does children’s social cognition develop during elementary school years? How can advanced social-cognitive skills best be measured? And what are the real-world consequences of these skills?
- Assistant Professor („Juniorprofessor“), University of Vechta, since 2020
- Habilitation in Psychology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, 2021
- Postdoctoral Research Associate, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, 2017-2020
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2016-2017
- Feodor Lynen Research Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation, 2016-2017
- Dr. phil., Psychology, Freiburg University of Education, 2016
- M.S., Psychology, University of Amsterdam, 2011
- M.A., Philosophy of Science, University of Amsterdam, 2010
- B.A., Philosophy, University of Amsterdam, 2009
- B.S., Psychology, University of Amsterdam, 2007