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Department of Psychology The Life Course: Evolutionary and Ontogenetic Dynamics



The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) «The Life Course: Evolutionary and Ontogenetic Dynamics (LIFE)» is a joint international PhD Program of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, the Freie Universität Berlin, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the University of Michigan, the University of Virginia, and the University of Zurich.

The goal of the Research School is the study of the systematic changes in human behavior over evolutionary and ontogenetic time. The general approach is aimed at advancing the behavioral and social science of human development. LIFE takes an integrative and interdisciplinary approach to understanding human development in a changing world, connecting evolutionary, ontogenetic, historical, and institutional perspectives. The focus is on the evolution and interaction of individual and institutional development.

The curriculum combines psychology, educational science, neuroscience, and biology, focussing especially on the dynamics of human behavior on different time scales.

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LIFE Co-Chairs

• Ulman Lindenberger,
  MPI for Human Development

• Patricia Reuter-Lorenz,
  University of Michigan

• Steven M. Boker,
  University of Virginia

• Alexandra M. Freund, → more
  University of Zurich