Curriculum Vitae


  • 2008                 German-Italian European School Berlin
  • 2009–2015        Psychology in Strasbourg, Magdeburg and Berlin 
  • 2015–2018        Book Arts/Graphic Design, Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig

Research experience

  • 2012–2018        Research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology,                         Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Michael Tomasello
  • 2018–               PhD

Selected Publications



  • 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)

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