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

M.Sc. Roman Stengelin

Research Associate

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Comparative Cultural Psychology
Deutscher Platz 6
D – 04103 Leipzig


Social Motivation
08/2015 –Research Associate | PhD Student
Department of Early Child Development and Culture | Leipzig University

Guest Researcher
Project "Truth and Deception" | Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
2013 – 2015M.Sc. in Psychology
Leipzig University
Minor: Behavioral Ecology
2010 – 2013B.Sc. in Psychology
Campus Landau | Koblenz-Landau University
Minor: Sports Science

Stengelin, R., Grueneisen S., and Tomasello, M. (2018). Why should I trust you? Investigating 5-year-olds’ spontaneous mistrust in potential deceivers. Cognitive Development, 48, 146-154. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogdev.2018.08.006

Stengelin, R., Hepach, R., & Haun, D. B. M. (2019). Being observed increases overimitation in three diverse cultures. Developmental Psychology.  55(12): 2630-2636. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/dev0000832

Stengelin, R., Hepach, R., & Haun, D. B. M. (2020). Cultural variation in how much, but not whether, children overimitate. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2019.104796

Stengelin, R., Hepach, R., & Haun, D. B. M. (2020). Hai||om children mistrust, but do not deceive, peers with opposing self-interests. PLOS ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0230078