Chair of the Department of Developmental Psychology and Educational Psychology



Prof. Dr. Markus Paulus


Leopoldstr. 13

80802 München

Raum: 3424


Email: markus.paulus(at)

Phone: 089 / 2180 - 5150

Fax: 089 / 2180 - 5355

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Curriculum Vitae

2000 - 2007



2006 - 2007


2007 - 2011



2011 - 2013

2012 - 2013

Summer 2013



since 09/2013




 Studies at the University of Eichstätt

 Studies abroad at the University of Oulu (Finland)

 Diploma in Psychology (minors: Italian literature, History, Economics, 


 Personal Assistant of the Vice-President of the University of Eichstätt

 M.A. in Philosophy/Sociology

 Research Associate at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and

 Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands)

 Research Visit at the Early Social Development Lab (Prof. Chris Moore),

 Halifax (Canada)

 Ph.D. in Psychology (with distinction). Dissertation: Development of action

 perception: Neurocognitive mechanisms underlying children's processing

 of others' actions (Promotor: Harold Bekkering)

 Lecturer at the Chair for Developmental and Educational Psychology,

 LMU München

 Junior Researcher in Residence at the Center for Advanced Studies

 (CAS), LMU München

 Substitute Chair for Developmental and Educational Psychology, University of Erfurt

 George Butterworth Young Scientist Award, European Association for

 Developmental Psychology (EADP)

 Appointments to assistant professorships in Developmental Psychology at

 the University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK), the University of Winchester

 (Winchester, UK), as well as a tenure/-track professorship at the LMU


Professor for Developmental and Educational Psychology, LMU München

Distinguished Early Career Award, International Conference on Infant Studies (ICIS)

Understanding Human Cognition Scholar Award, James S. McDonnell Foundation

Chair for Developmental and Educational Psychology, LMU München




Key Experiments in the Developmental Psychology

With 14 illustrations and one table


1st Edition

Ernst Reinhardt Verlag München



This book brings together the most important studies in developmental psychology. Classic investigations such as the strange situation test are given just as much attention as current research. The experiments are not only described compactly and uniformly, there is also a critical classification.


In this way, students gain practical insights into ethical questions, possible replications and the current significance of the individual experiments for developmental psychology.