At the  Institute for Developmental Psychology of Ludwig-Maximilans-University in Munich we study how infants and children think, among other things. 


We want to find out more about what children know about human behaviour and how they learn to understand other people's actions.

Recent Publications

Essler, S., Christner, N., & Paulus, M. (2021).

Longitudinal relations between parental strain, parent-child relationship quality and child well-being during the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic. Child Psychiatry & Human Development.


Essler, S., & Paulus, M. (2021). Robin Hood or

Matthew? Children’s reasoning about redistributive justice in the context of economic inequalities. Child Development, 92(4), 1254-1273.


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