Max Planck Institute for Human Development

Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Lentzeallee 94, 14195 Berlin
Max Planck Institute for Human Development  
Location: Berlin
Affiliation: max plank society

The Max Planck Institute for Human Development is dedicated to the study of human development and education. Researchers of various disciplines – including psychology, education, sociology and medicine, as well as history, economics, computer science and mathematics – work together on interdisciplinary projects at the Berlin Institute. The research questions they examine include how people make effective decisions even under time pressure and information overload, which effects the institution of school has on students’ development and learning processes, how the interaction between behaviour and brain function changes over a person’s lifespan, as well as how human emotions change in a historical context and how they have affected the course of history itself.

Research Focus

  • Educational Research
  • History of Emotions
  • Adaptive Behavior and Cognition
  • Lifespan Psychology



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