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The Max Planck Research Group for Comparative Cognitive Anthropology is a 5-year collaborative project hosted at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. It was established in 2008 and is comprised of an interdisciplinary team of psychologists, biologists and anthropologists.

The research group aims to explore patterns of cross-cultural variation of social behavior in humans and other great ape species and the phylogeny and ontogeny of the set of psychological mechanisms that allow and stabilize cross-cultural behavioural variability. To achieve these aims we combine cross-species, cross-cultural, and developmental experimentation and observation.

Daniel Haun Vivian Vreeman Edwin van Leeuwen Maddalena Tacchetti Katherine Cronin Marie Schäfer Karoline Kneist
Nadja Richter Sandy Kennert Sebastian Schuette Yvonne Rekers Henriette Zeidler Ronja Buechner Loreen Rost