Social Sciences and Psychology

Social Sciences

Children choose a "mystery box" more often than apes, but after a glimpse of a larger reward from the uncertain option, great apes show more curiosity. Humans are curious creatures. We are motivated to explore and investigate mysterious or unknown objects, but do other great apes share this innate curiosity? Researchers Alejandro Sánchez-Amaro at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany and Federico Rossano at the University of California San Diego in the United States set out to investigate and found that children are more curious to explore the unknown than great apes.

Presentation of two research projects from the humanities and social sciences. It is an unwritten law: scientific exchanges and interdisciplinarity are the basis for excellent research.

Politics - Jun 5

What role do African countries want to play in the globalised world of the future? There has been a growing realisation among African countries over the past twenty years that issues such as the climate crisis, peace, security and trade can only be addressed together and within the African Union (AU).

Politics - May 2

Anti-corruption can start with education about stereotypes, an international study shows. For transnational bribery, the decision to offer bribes strongly depends on the national background of one's partner.

A team from the Universities of Freiburg and Heidelberg is studying the everyday lives of women who love women from 1945 to the 1980s.

Currently 109 jobs in fields Pedagogy, Psychology, Social Sciences, Sport, Politics.
Selected Jobs
Politics - 02.06
Postdoctoral Researcher Position University of Basel
Social Sciences - 01.06
Doktorand:in in Soziologie mit Schwerpunkt Afrikastudien University of Basel
Computer Science - 31.05
PhD position in the Distributed Computing Group Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
Social Sciences - 24.05
Research Associate (m/f/d) in the field of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Pedagogy - 23.05
Post-Doctoral Researcher in Energy Systems Analysis Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ