LFE

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

M.Sc. Stella Gerdemann

Research Associate | PhD Student  |  Research Group Early Childhood Development

Research Methods in Early Child Development
Faculty of Education at Leipzig University
Jahnallee 59, Office 103
D-04109 Leipzig

T +49 (0) 341 97 31 875

stella.gerdemann(at)uni-leipzig.de

Sense Of Justice
Research Methods in Early Child Development
10/2018 -Research Associate | PhD Student
Department for Research Methods in Early Child Development (Jun.-Prof. Dr. Robert Hepach)
PhD Scholarship of Leipzig University | Leipzig University
10/2016 – 09/2018M.Sc. in Early Childhood Research
Leipzig University
Thesis: Categorization of plants and novel artifacts in infancy
(Supervisors: Dr. Annie Wertz, Jun.-Prof. Robert Hepach)
01/2016 – 09/2016Student Assistant
Department for Psycholinguistics | HU Berlin
08/2014 – 05/2015Study Abroad
Subject: Linguistics | University of California, Berkeley (USA)
10/2012 – 11/2016B.A. in English Philology
FU Berlin

Journal Articles

Gerdemann, S. C.^, Dietrich, B.^, Tippmann, J.^, Engelmann, J. M.°, & Hepach, R.° (under review). Young children show negative emotions after failing to help others. (Paper available on request)

Gerdemann, S. C., Büchner, R., & Hepach, R. (under review). The influence of being observed on preschoolers’ emotions in response to seeing deserving help and being helped. (Paper available on request)

Gerdemann, S. C., McAuliffe, K., Blake, P. R., Haun, D. B. M., & Hepach, R. (in priniciple accepted, 2019). The ontogeny of children’s social emotions in response to (un)fairness. Royal Society Open Science. Preprint of Stage 1 Manuscript: https://psyarxiv.com/s527g/

Gerdemann, S. C., & Wertz, A. E. (2021). 18-month-olds use different cues to categorize plants and artifacts. Evolution and Human Behavior, 42(4), 304–315. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2020.12.003; Paper:  https://tinyurl.com/24757zf5

^Joint first authors; °Joint senior authors

Conference Presentations

Gerdemann, S. C., Dietrich, B., Tippmann, J., Engelmann, J. M., & Hepach, R. (June, 2021) Young children show a lower body posture after failing to help others: Insights from motion depth sensor imaging. Poster presented at the Marie Curie Network Development in Motion Conference (virtual)

Gerdemann, S. C., McAuliffe, K., Blake, P. R., Haun, D. B. M., & Hepach, R. (April, 2021) The ontogeny of children’s social emotions in response to (un)fairness. In Yucel, M., & Vaish, A. (Chairs) The development of fairness: Perceptions, emotions, and actions. Talk presented at the Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Minneapolis, USA / virtual)

Gerdemann, S. C., Dietrich, B., Tippmann, J., Engelmann, J. M., & Hepach, R. (January, 2021) Exploring prosocial shame in young children. Poster presented at the Budapest CEU Cognitive Development Conference (Budapest, Hungary / virtual)

Gerdemann, S. C., Büchner, R. & Hepach, R. (January, 2020) The influence of observation on children’s emotions to seeing a needy peer recieve help. Poster presented at the Budapest CEU Cognitive Development Conference (Budapest, Hungary)

Gerdemann, S. C., Dietrich, B., Tippmann, J., Engelmann, J. M., & Hepach, R. (September, 2019) Young children show a lower body posture when they are unable to help in a reputation-relevant setting. In Hardecker, D., Missana, M. & Gerdemann, S. C. (Chairs) Understanding the development of children’s emotions in cooperative contexts. Talk presented at the Joint Conference of the Sections Developmental and Educational Psychology (Leipzig, Germany)

Gerdemann, S. C., & Wertz, A. E. (September, 2019) 18-month-olds use different cues to categorize plants and artifacts. Poster presented at the Joint Conference of the Sections Developmental and Educational Psychology (Leipzig, Germany)

Workshop Presentations 

Gerdemann, S. C. (November, 2020) Online Studies in Developmental Psychology. Panel Discussion moderated at the Junior Researchers in Developmental Psychology workshop (Leipzig, Germany /virtual)

Gerdemann, S. C. (March, 2020) Kinect © – Pose Estimation. Talk presented at the Leipzig Research Center workshop “Methods for Measuring Social Interaction” (Leipzig, Germany)

Gerdemann, S. C. (December, 2019) The ontogeny of prosocial and moral emotions during early childhood. Talk held at the t.e.a.m. networking workshop (Leipzig, Germany)

Gerdemann, S. C. (September, 2019) Measuring children’s emotions and motivations through depth sensor imaging technology. Pre-conference workshop held at the Joint Conference of the Sections Developmental and Educational Psychology (Leipzig, Germany)

Gerdemann, S. C. (July, 2019) The development of affective responses to (un)fairness during childhood. Talk presented at Junior Researchers in Developmental Psychology workshop (Muenster, Germany)

Gerdemann, S. C., & Tippmann, J. (November, 2018) How do children feel when they are unable to help? Talk held at the Leipzig Research Center workshop “Why Do We Cooperate?” (Leipzig, Germany)

Gerdemann, S. C., Engelmann, J. M., Tippmann, J., Dietrich, B., & Hepach, R. (November, 2018) Children’s reputational concerns after being unable to help. Poster presented at the 1. Social Science Poster Night hosted by the Psychology Department (Leipzig, Germany)