The scientific investigations of the Department of Developmental Psychology are related to the field of cognitive development. Our studies contribute to a sophisticated understanding of the ontogenesis of the human cognitive capacity through enquiries into the framework of early action interpretation, emotional development, social cognition, and basic cultural learning mechanisms. An overall feature of our experiments conducted with infants and children is a method involving playful situations with the participation of both the children and their parents, with the aim of basic research enriching the whole of cognitive science. Thus we observe playful situations of imitation, choice between objects, simple and interesting animations, in order to reveal and refine a framework that explains general developmental charactersitics and cognitive processes.
Former studies and their results
Current studies and projects