“4 QUESTIONS TO…” – Who is actually behind the #LFE? This section is about our staff members. Today we introduce you to Dr Sebastian Grüneisen. He started working as a junior professor at the LFE in November.
1) WHAT ARE YOUR TASKS AT THE LFE?
I am a junior professor for the development of social behaviour in early childhood. In addition to teaching in the Master’s programme “Early Childhood Research”, I am researching the relationship between prosocial motivations and normative rule violations in the course of development and in cultural comparison within the framework of a project funded by the European Research Council. To this end, I conduct experimental behavioural studies with preschool and early school-age children.
2) WHY ARE YOU INTERESTED IN THE TOPIC?
I am very interested in the origins of human action and coexistence. I find early childhood so exciting because it gives us insights into how the development of certain cognitive capacities enables participation in complex social interactions.
3) WHAT CHILDHOOD MEMORY DO YOU MOST HAPPY TO REMEMBER?
Hmm, there are a few, for example, transforming various pieces of furniture into sports equipment with my brother (the living room table into a ping-pong table, a bed into a high jumping apparatus). Later, exploring Berlin in the post-reunification era.
4) WHAT DO YOU PARTICULARLY LIKE ABOUT LEIPZIG?
Where can you be found on Friday evenings? The many parks and the cultural offerings. I also have a weakness for the west of Leipzig, where I lived during my doctorate.