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Participating Institutions

Berlin, Ann Arbor, Charlottesville, & Zurich

LIFE Berlin is supported by the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science.

For further information on the institutions involved in LIFE and their research areas, see below.

Max Planck Institute for Human Development

© MPIB

The Max Planck Institute for Human Development (MPIB) is a multidisciplinary research establishment dedicated to the study of human development and education. Its inquiries are broadly defined, but concentrate on the evolutionary, social, historical, and institutional contexts of human development, and examin them from lifespan and life-course perspectives. The scholarly spectrum of the Institute includes researchers with backgrounds in education, psychology, history, behavioral developmental neuroscience, sociology of education, mathematics, economics, computer science, evolutionary biology, and the humanities. Research into processes of human development is conducted primarily from the theoretical vantage points offered by models of lifespan psychology, bounded rationality and adaptive behavior, life-course sociology, and conceptions of social-historical change.

The following research groups participate in LIFE:

Freie Universität Berlin

  • Department of Education and Psychology
    Main areas of research: Applied Developmental Psychology, Health Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Neuroscience, and Gerontology (in cooperation with the German Centre of Gerontology)

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

University of Michigan

University of Virginia

University of Zurich

Freie Universität Berlin

Philologische Bibliothek der Freien Universität Berlin | Die Philologische Bibli
© Freie Universität Berlin; David Ausserhofer

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

© Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

University of Michigan

3/9/12 The Diag on a warm Spring day.
© Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography

University of Virginia

© University of Virginia

University of Zurich

Hauptgebäude Eingang Rämistrasse |
© Universität Zürich; Frank Brüderli