Keller, Monika

Main Focus

  • Understanding of relationships, morality and moral emotions in cultural context 
  • Social rationality: Interconnecting moral psychology with behavioral game theory
  • Social perspective taking, theory of mind, and domains of social and moral reasoning
  • Social, moral and democratic competence in education

Curriculum Vitae

  • Dr. phil. in Psychologie, 1974, Universität Heidelberg
  • Habilitation in Psychologie, 1996, Freie Universität Berlin

Selected Literature

  • Keller, M. (2015). The development of intersubjectivity: cognitive and affective aspects in sociomoral development. In Psaltis, C., Gillespie, A. & A. N. Perret-Clermont (Eds), Social relations in human and societal development (pp. 32–50). Palgrave Macmillan: London, UK.
  • Keller, M. & Malti, T. (2015). Sozialisation sozio-moralischer Kompetenzen. In K. Hurrelmann, U. Bauer, M. Grundmann & S. Walper (Hrsg.). Handbuch Sozialisationsforschung (8.Aufl., S. 673–689). Weinheim: Beltz.
  • Keller, M., Gummerum, M., Canz, T., Gigerenzer, G., & Takezawa, M. (2013). The Is and Ought of sharing: The equality heuristic across the lifespan. In R. Hertwig, U., Hoffrage, & the ABC Research Group, Simple heuristics in a social world (pp. 171–195). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Keller, M., & Krettenauer, T. (2007). Moralentwicklung im Kulturvergleich. In G. Trommsdorf & H.-J. Kornadt (Hrsg.), Enzyklopädie der Psychologie: Bd. C, VII, 2. Erleben und Handeln im kulturellen Kontext (S. 521–555). Göttingen: Hogrefe.
  • Keller, M. (2006). The development of obligations and responsibilities in cultural context. In L. Smith & J. Vonèche (Eds.), Norms in human development (pp. 169–188). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Keller, M., Gummerum, M., Wang, X. T., & Lindsey, S. (2004). Understanding perspectives and emotions in contract violation: Development of deontic and moral reasoning. Child Development, 75(2), 1–22.
  • Keller, M. (1996). Moralische Sensibilität: Entwicklung in Freundschaft und Familie. Weinheim: Beltz/PVU.
  • Keller, M., & Edelstein, W. (1991). The development of socio-moral meaning making: Domains, categories and perspective-taking. In W. M. Kurtines & J. L. Gewirtz (Eds.), Handbook of moral behavior and development: Vol. 2. Research (pp. 89–114). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Keller, M. (1976). Kognitive Entwicklung und soziale Kompetenz. Stuttgart: Klett (Konzepte der Humanwissenschaft).
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