Social sciences

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.

An interdisciplinary glossary covering historical legal research is being compiled at the University of Münster.

In more ethnically diverse school classes, young people with a refugee background have more friends and experience less rejection than in more homogeneous classes. This is the conclusion of an international research team involving Dr. Georg Lorenz from the University of Potsdam.

An international research team led by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, has for the first time successfully isolated ancient human DNA from a Paleolithic artefact: a pierced deer tooth discovered in Denisova Cave in southern Siberia.

Interdisciplinary research project rediscovers lesbian life worlds in the period from 1945 to the 1980s. What aftereffects did National Socialism have on women attracted to women after 1945? This is the focus of an interdisciplinary research project being carried out by academics from the universities of Heidelberg and Freiburg.

When children develop their professional interests, the social environment is extremely formative.

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