’HumanKind’: Exploring children’s psychodiversity, strengthen their emotional intelligence

Some children are particularly brave, others very compassionate. And then there are the temperamental ones - all with their own unique strengths. Tina Malti calls these different human potentials psychodiversity, taking her cue from biodiversity in nature. "It’s like a garden with different plants: in order to fully develop their special qualities, each child needs to be nurtured individually," says the developmental and clinical psychologist, who joined Leipzig University as an Alexander von Humboldt Professor at the beginning of 2023. A few days ago, the Humboldt Science Centre for Child Development - also known as HumanKind - started its work at Leipzig University. ...

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