• 2015–2018        Book Arts/Graphic Design, Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig      
  • 2009–2015        Psychology in Strasbourg, Magdeburg and Berlin    

Research experience

  • 2018– now        PhD in Psychology    
  • 2012–2018        Research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology        

Selected Publications

  • Haux, L. M., Engelmann, J.M., Herrmann, E.*, Hertwig, R.* (2021). How chimpanzees decide in the face of social and nonsocial uncertainty. Animal Behaviour, 173, 177-189.
  • Herrmann, E., Haux, L. M., Zeidler, H., & Engelmann, J.M. (2019). Human children but not chimpanzees make irrational decisions driven by social comparison. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 286(1894), 20182228.
  • Haux, L.M., Engelmann, J. M., Herrmann, E., & Tomasello, M. (2017). Do young children preferentially trust gossip or firsthand observation in choosing a collaborative partner? Social Development, 26(3), 466-474.


  • Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation)

Media Coverage

  • Why we place too much trust in machines, BBC Future
  • Wie Schimpansen Risikoentscheidungen treffen, Campus Talks, Television program, ARDalpha
  • Affenmensch, Movie by Paule Hammer at Museum der Bildenen Künste Leipzig
  • Living side by side with chimpanzees, MaxPlanckResearch Science Magazine

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