Profile of the Leipzig Research Center
for Early Child Development (LFE)

Dr. David Hardecker

PhD Student

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6,
D – 04103 Leipzig

Hurt Feelings and Sulking Behavior
2015 – 2020PhD Student
Faculty of Biosciences, Pharmacy and Psychology | Leipzig University
Topic: "The development of hurt feelings and sulking behavior in childhood“
Supervisors: Dr. Marco F.H. Schmidt, Prof. Dr. Daniel Haun
funded by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
2015 - 2017Family therapist
Social Psychiatric Practice Dr. Hinzmann
2014 – 2017Further training as a Systemic Therapist / Family Therapist
FamThera e.V. , Grimma
2012 - 2014Teaching Assistant
Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science | Leipzig University for Prof. Dr. Ingolf Max
2011 - 2014M.A. in Logic
Leipzig University
2007 – 2011Study in Psychology
University of Vienna and University of Leipzig


Hardecker, D. J. K. (2019). The Distinctive Constitution of Feeling Hurt: A Review and a Lazarian Theory. European Psychologist. https://doi.org/10.1027/1016-9040/a000390

Hardecker, D. J. K., & Haun, D. B. M. (2020). Approaching the Development of Hurt Feelings in Childhood. New Ideas in Psychology, 59: 100796.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.newideapsych.2020.100796

Kachel, G., Hardecker, D., & Bohn, M. (2020). Young children’s developing ability to integrate gestural and emotional cues. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

Conference Work and Invited Talks

Hardecker, D. J. K. (2017). Die beleidigte Leberwurst und die Entwicklung des Kränkungsgefühls. Talk presented at the Psychology Department, Uni Wuppertal, November 2017, Germany.

Hardecker, D. J. K. (2017). Hurt feelings are a distinct emotion according to Lazarus‘ theory of emotion. Talk presented at the ISRE, July 2017, St. Louis, USA.

Hardecker, D. J. K., Schmidt, M. F. H., Haun, D. B. M. (2017). Ein Kodierschema für die „beleidigte Leberwurst“ – beleidigtes Verhalten als Zugang zum Kränkungsgefühl. Talk presented at the PAEPSY, September 2017, Münster, Germany.

Hardecker, D. J. K. (2017). Die Welt der Gefühle. Emotionale Entwicklung bei Kindern. Talk presented at the Fröbel Elternakademie, März 2017, Leipzig, Germany.

Hardecker, D. J. K. (2016). The development of hurt feelings in childhood. Talk presented at the Psychology Department, November 2016, LMU Munich, Germany.

Hardecker, D. J. K. (2015). Approaching the development of hurt feelings in childhood. Talk presented at the Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, September 2015, Leipzig, Germany.