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Gert G. Wagner: Teaser

10.07.2018

Max Planck Fellow Gert G. Wagner was appointed as a member of the newly established interdisciplinary working group ”Implications of Digitalisation on the Quality of Science Communication“ of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (BBAW) in collaboration with acatech – German Academy of Science and Engineering, which is scheduled to run for three years. The group will investigate the opportunities, challenges and quality requirements for institutional science communication in face of digital communication channels that permit scientists to communicate directly and personally with the public. Its aim is to provide practical knowledge and develop guidelines for science and scientific organisations, research policy and the media.

Gert G. Wagner

Mattea Dallacker

12.06.2018

Mattea Dallacker, researcher at the Center for Adaptive Rationality, has been awarded the Otto Hahn Medal 2018. She received the award for her work on the social determinants of the obesity crisis and the influence that parents have on their children’s eating habits. Each year, the Max Planck Society awards the Otto Hahn Medal to a small number of junior scientists for their outstanding scientific achievements.

Mattea Dallacker

Wouter van den Bos

12.06.2018

Wouter van den Bos, researcher at the Center for Adaptive Rationality, has been awarded a Vidi grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. The grant is aimed at experienced researchers, and enables them to develop their own innovative line of research and to set up a research project over the next five years. In his project, Wouter van den Bos will investigate the social aspects of adolescent risk-taking. He is interested in the extent to which adolescents search for social information before making risky decisions and in who influences them the most. To address these questions, he plans to develop a new neuro-computational framework to investigate how social learning strategies develop across adolescence in peer networks.

Wouter van den Bos

Thorsten Pachur

21.03.2018

Thorsten Pachur, Senior Researcher in the Center for Adaptive Rationality, has been named a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS). His research focuses on how memory and attention processes shape judgment and decision making, and how risky decision making changes across the lifespan. Fellow status is awarded to APS members who have made sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology.

Thorsten Pachur
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23.02.2018

Imke Rajamani, researcher at the Center for the History of Emotions, was awarded the 2017 Friedrich Meinecke Prize for her dissertation Angry Young Men: Masculinity, Citizenship and Virtuous Emotions in Popular Indian Cinema. In its decision, the jury wrote that her work on anger in Indian cinema convincingly illustrated how angry young man characters in films of the 1970s and 1980s were transformed into figures of virtue popularly identified with in Indian society and how they in turn served as facilitators of political mobilization. The Friedrich Meinecke Prize is awarded annually to the authors of excellent dissertations in history written at the Freie Universität Berlin’s Department of History and Cultural Studies.

Imke Rajamani
Wouter van den Bos

04.01.2018

Wouter van den Bos, researcher at the Center for Adaptive Rationality, is to receive an Early Career Research Fellowship 2018‒2020 from the Jacobs Foundation. The foundation supports talented and innovative researchers of all disciplines whose work promises to improve the development and learning of children and adolescents. In his research, Wouter van den Bos investigates the relation between the developing brain and learning and decision-making across adolescent development. With the fellowship, he would like to gain insights into social learning in the classroom setting and how this may change with age—specifically, how social learning strategies develop from childhood to late adolescence.

Wouter van den Bos
Gert G. Wagner: Teaser

05.12.2017

Gert G. Wagner, Max Planck Fellow, will receive an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Cologne. This honors his services to science—on the one hand as author and publisher of numerous scientific publications and, on the other hand, as promoter and mediator between science and practice in the field of economics and social sciences. The title will be awarded on January 8, 2018, in Cologne.

Gert Georg Wagner
Azzurra Ruggeri - Teaserbild

13.09.2017

Azzurra Ruggeri, head of the Max Planck Research Group iSearch – Information Search, Ecological and Active Learning Research with Children at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development has been appointed Assistant Professor of “Cognitive and Developmental Psychology” at the TUM School of Education. She will take up the position on 1.10.2017. The Tenure Track Assistant Professorship (W2) is awarded by the Technische Universität München (TUM) together with the Max Planck Society (MPS) with the aim of strengthening scientific synergies and offering promising young scientists from around the world attractive career perspectives. Azzurra Ruggeri will continue to head the iSearch Research Group at the MPIB.

Azzurra Ruggeri
Florian Artinger

17.08.2017

Florian Artinger, researcher at the Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, is this year's recipient of the Joachim Jungius-Preis for his work on simple pricing heuristics that facilitate effective market coordination in an uncertain environment. The Joachim Jungius-Stiftung der Wissenschaft zu Hamburg honors the work of young scientists who have made outstanding contributions in their field. Florian Artinger's work is of both practical and theoretical relevance to decisions made under substantial to entire uncertainty.

Florian Artinger
Garvin Brod

21.06.2017

Garvin Brod, former postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Lifespan Psychology of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and now researcher at the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF), has been awarded the Otto Hahn Medal 2016 for his dissertation entitled „Prior knowledge effects on memory: Neural correlates, developmental differences, and longitudinal dynamics,“ which was completed in the context of the International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course (LIFE). Garvin Brod’s doctoral research focused on the behavioral and neural effects of relevant prior knowledge on learning. As well as carrying out longitudinal studies, he conducted cross-sectional studies comparing age groups to examine developmental differences in the influence of prior knowledge on children’s and younger adults’ memory performance. The Max Planck Society honors junior researchers for their outstanding scientific achievements with the Otto Hahn Medal.