International Max Planck Research School UNCERTAINTY

The International Max Planck Research School "Adapting Behavior in a Fundamentally Uncertain World (Uncertainty School)" is a Joint international doctorate program of:

  • Max Planck Institute for Human Development (Berlin)
  • Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods (Bonn)
  • Max Planck Institute of Economics (Jena)
  • Friedrich-Schiller University (Jena)
  • Indiana University (Bloomington)
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • University of Trento


The goal of the Uncertainty School is to study cognitive, social, and organizational adaptations in uncertain and changing situations that involve individuals, groups, and institutions. The program combines a strong theoretical focus with practical applications. For example, theoretical models of how people make decisions in game- theoretic contexts are first developed and then applied for designing institutional responses. The Curriculum combines economics, law, and cognitive and social psychology, focusing on human behavior in uncertain and changing situations, involving individuals, groups, and institutions.


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IMPRS at the Institute

The Max Planck Institute for Human Development is also involved in three other International Max Planck Research School: