LFE

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

Dr. Sebastian Grüneisen

Tenure-Track Professor

Early Child Development and Culture
Faculty of Education at Leipzig University
Jahnallee 59
D-04109 Leipzig

Since 2021Tenure-Track Professor
Leipzig Research Center for Early Child Development, Faculty of Education | Leipzig University
2018 - 2021Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow
Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA and Center for Adaptive Rationality, Max Planck
2015 - 2017Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
2011 - 2015PhD
Leipzig University/Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany Advisor: Michael Tomasello
2009 - 2011Master in Evolutionary and Comparative Psychology
University of St Andrews, UK
2005 - 2008Bachelor in Psychology
Northumbria University at Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Grueneisen, S., & Warneken, F. (in press). The development of prosocial behavior – from sympathy to strategy. Current Opinion in Psychology.

Grueneisen, S., Rosati, A.G., & Warneken, F. (2021). Children show economic trust for ingroup and outgroup partners. Cognitive Development, 59, 101077.

Keupp, S., Grueneisen, S., Ludvig, E., Warneken, F., & Melis, A. (2021). Reduced risk-seeking in chimpanzees in a zero-outcome game. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 376, 20190673.

Siposova, B., Grueneisen, S., Helming, K., Tomasello, M., & Carpenter, M. (2021). Common knowledge that help is needed increases helping behavior in children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 201, 104973.

Duguid, S., Wyman, E., Grueneisen, S., & Tomasello, M. (2020). The strategies used by chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and children (Homo sapiens) to solve a simple coordination problem. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 134, 401–411.

Grueneisen, S., & Tomasello, M. (2020). The development of coordination via joint expectations for shared benefits. Developmental Psychology, 56, 1149–1156.

Koomen, R.*, Grueneisen, S.*, & Herrmann, E. (2020). Children delay gratification for cooperative ends. Psychological Science, 31, 139–148.

*shared first authorship

Schmelz, M., Grueneisen, S., & Tomasello, M. (2020). The psychological mechanisms underlying reciprocal prosociality in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 134, 149–157.

Grueneisen, S., & Tomasello, M. (2019). Children use rules to coordinate in a social dilemma. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 179, 362–374.

Stengelin, R., Grueneisen, S., & Tomasello, M. (2018). Why should I trust you? Investigating young children’s mistrust in potential deceivers. Cognitive Development, 48, 146–154.

Grueneisen, S.*, Duguid, S.*, Saur, H., & Tomasello, M. (2017). Children, chimpanzees, and bonobos adjust the visibility of their actions for cooperators and competitors. Scientific Reports, 7, 8504.

*shared first authorship

Grueneisen, S., & Tomasello, M. (2017). Children coordinate in a recurrent social dilemma by taking turns and along dominance asymmetries. Developmental Psychology, 53, 265–273.

Schmelz, M.*, Grueneisen, S.*, Kabalak, A., Jost, J., & Tomasello, M. (2017). Chimpanzees return favors at a personal cost. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114, 7462–7467.

*shared first authorship

Grueneisen, S., Wyman, E., & Tomasello, M. (2015). Children use salience to solve coordination problems. Developmental Science, 18, 495–501.

Grueneisen, S., Wyman, E., & Tomasello, M. (2015). Conforming to coordinate: Children use majority information for peer coordination. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 33, 136–147.

Grueneisen, S., Wyman, E., & Tomasello, M. (2015). “I know you don’t know I know…” Children use second-order false-belief reasoning for peer coordination. Child Development, 86, 287–293.

Hepach, R., Kliemann, D., Grueneisen, S., Heekeren, H.R., & Dziobek, I. (2011). Conceptualizing emotions along the dimensions of valence, arousal and communicative frequency – Implications for social-cognitive test and training tools. Frontiers in Psychology 2.

 

Other publications

Grueneisen, S., & Wyman, E. (2020). Human cooperation: Ontogenetic and evolutionary origins. In L. Workman, W. Reader, & J. Barkow (eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Behavior (pp. 265–275). Cambridge University Press.

Koomen, R., Grueneisen, S., & Herrmann, E. (2020). What a new marshmallow test teaches us about cooperation. Behavioral Scientist.