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Dr. Stefanie Keupp

Postdoctoral Scientist

Cognitive Ethology Laboratory

+49 551 3851-247


BG.2, CO.13

Kellnerweg 4
37077 Göttingen

I am a postdoctoral researcher with a background in psychology. I am interested in cognitive development, social cognition, comparative psychology, and animal cognition.

starting 2021

Post-doc, Cognitive Ethology Lab, German Primate Center

since 2019

Post-doc, University of Warwick (UK) & University College London (UK)

2015 - 2018

Post-doc, Cognitive Ethology Lab, German Primate Center

PhD 2014

Department of Cognitive Developmental Psychology, University of Göttingen, Germany

Diplom Psychologie 2009

University of Würzburg, Germany

Keupp, S., Abedin, F., Jeanson, L., Kade, C., Kalbitz, J., Titchener, R., Mussweiler, T., Bugnyar, T., & Fischer, J. (2021). Performance-based social comparisons in humans and long-tailed macaques. Animal Behavior and Cognition 8(3): 325-350.

Keupp, S., Grueneisen, S., Warneken, F., Ludvig, E. A., & Melis, A. (2021). Relationship between Delay Discounting and Risk Preference in Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and Humans. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 43(43).

Keupp, S., Grueneisen, S., Ludvig., E. A., Warneken, F., & Melis, A. (2021). Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 376(1819), 20190673.

manyPrimates et al. (2019). Establishing an infrastructure for collaboration in primate cognition research. PLoS ONE 14(10): e0223675.

Hoehl, S., Keupp, S., Schleihauf, H., McGuigan, N., Buttelmann, D., & Whiten, A. (2019). 'Over-imitation': A review and appraisal of a decade of research. Developmental Review, 51, 90-108.

Keupp, S., Titchener, R., Bugnyar, T., Mussweiler, T., & Fischer, J. (2019). Competition is crucial for social comparison processes in long-tailed macaques. Biology Letters, 15, 20180784.

Keupp, S., Behne, T., & Rakoczy, H. (2018). The Rationality of (Over)imitation, Perspectives on Psychological Science,13(6), 678-687.

Keupp, S., Barbarroja, N., Topolinski, S., & Fischer, J. (2018). Are monkeys intuitive Aristotelians? Associations between target size and vertical target position in long-tailed macaques
Royal Society Open Science 5: 170889

Keupp, S., Bancken, C., Schillmöller, J., Rakoczy, H., & Behne, T. (2016). Rational Over-Imitation: Preschoolers consider material costs and copy causally irrelevant actions selectively. Cognition, 147, 85-92.

Schmitt V, Federspiel I, Eckert J, Keupp S, Tschernek L, Faraut L, Schuster R, Michels C, Sennhenn-Reulen H, Bugnyar T, Mussweiler T, Fischer J (2016). Do monkeys compare themselves to others? Animal Cognition, DOI 10.1007/s10071-015-0943-4.

Keupp, S., Behne, T., Zachow, J., Kasbohm, A., & Rakoczy, H. (2015). Overimitation is not automatic: Context sensitivity in children's overimitation and action interpretation of causally irrelevant actions. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 130, 163-175.

Keupp, S., Behne, T., & Rakoczy, H (2013). Why do children over-imitate? Normativity is crucial. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 216, 392-406.

Herrmann, E., Keupp, S., Hare, B., Vaish, A., & Tomasello, M. (2013). Direct and indirect reputation formation in nonhuman great apes (Pan paniscus, Pan troglodytes, Gorilla gorilla, Pongo pygmaeus) and human children (Homo sapiens). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 127, 63–75.


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