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The report on findings of a University of Hildesheim study describes the Max Planck Institute for Human Development (MPIB) in the 1960s and 1970s as part of a “network” in which “pedophile viewpoints were accepted, supported and defended”. The founding director of the MPIB, Hellmut Becker, is mentioned several times in this context. The MPIB will take the events that have now come to light regarding the Pedagogical Center as an opportunity to carry out further investigations and to clarify Hellmut Becker’s role in the Kentler case. more

Behavioral science perspectives on an alternative Internet more

Representative survey on weather and climate literacy in Germany more


Sebastian Grüneisen, Postdoc at the Center for Adaptive Rationality has been awarded a Starting Grant by the European Research Council (ERC). With the ERC Starting Grant, the European Union is supporting promising scientist at the beginning of an independent career with up to 1.5 million euros. more

Odette Wegwarth, Senior Research Scientist in the Center for Adaptive Rationality, has been awarded a Heisenberg Professorship by the German Research Foundation (DFG). more

The prize was first bestowed by the German Academy for Language and Literature in 1964. It is granted to scholars who publish in German and contribute decisively to the development of language usage in their fields of study through outstanding linguistic style. more

Seminars and Events

Why We Need a Lifespan Approach to Developmental Change

Ulman Lindenberger, Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Aug 6, 2020

Choices in Design and Analysis to Study Change

Ellen Hamaker, Utrecht University
Jul 30, 2020

Experiments in Machine Behavior: Cooperating With and Through Machines

Iyad Rahwan, Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Jul 23, 2020

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