Prof. Dr. Stefanie Hoehl

Prof. Dr. Stefanie Hoehl

External guest researcher

Main Focus

I'm interested in the early development of social cognitive functions and social learning.

Curriculum Vitae

Current positions

Research Group Leader

Max Planck Research Group "Early Social Cognition"

Full-Professor of Developmental Psychology

University of Vienna

Previous positions & education

April-August 2016
Interim Professor for Neurocognitive Development and Behavior Regulation, Bergische Universität Wuppertal

December 2013
Habilitation, Heidelberg University

Researcher and lecturer, Heidelberg University, Institute of Psychology

December 2008
Doctorate, University of Leipzig

April 2007
Diplom in Psychology, Heidelberg University


2014: Early Career Award, International Society on Infant Studies

2011-2013: Fast Track Program, Robert Bosch Foundation

2011: Klaus-Georg and Sigrid Hengstberger-Prize

2009: Klaus Tschira Award for Achievements in Public Understanding of Science

Third-party funded projects (current)

2016-2018: Effects of contingency learning on infants' gaze following and attention direction (DFG)

2015-2018: The role of social motivations for the imitation of non-functional actions in preschoolers (DFG)

2015-2017: How rational is rational imitation? Investigating cognitive processes underlying rational imitation in preverbal infants (DFG)

Third-party funded projects (completed)

2013-2016: The effects of motion and agency cues on visual object processing in early infancy (DFG)

2009-2012: Neural and behavioral correlates of social attention in infancy (DFG)

2010-2012: Effects of familiarity on face processing in infancy and children with autism (TransCoop Programme of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)

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Extra information

Department of Applied Psychology, University of Vienna, Austria
Full Professor of Developmental Psychology
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