Developmental and Educational Psychology

Chair: Prof. Dr. Ben Eppinger


Antje Punkt (Secretary)

Room 404

Franz-Mehring-Straße 47,

17487 Greifswald

Office Hours:

Mo-Thu, 9-12 and 14-16;

Fr, 9-12

Tel.: +49 (0)3834 420 3756

Fax: +49 (0)3834 420 3763


At the Chair of Developmental Psychology and Educational Psychology, we research learning and decision-making processes across the lifespan. We are particularly interested in how children, adolescents and older people adapt their decisions and concepts to the environment, which learning strategies they use and how they integrate social information into their learning and decision-making processes.



If you are interested in participating in our studies, please contact: lifespandecisionmakinglabgmailcom


Latest Publications

Devine, S., Germain, N., Ehrlich, S., Eppinger, B. (2024). Changes in the prevalence of muscular, but not thin bodies, bias young men’s judgments about body size, Psychology of Men & Masculinities.

Rodriguez-Buritica, J., Eppinger, B., Heekeren, H., Crone, E.A., & van Duijvenvoorde, A. (2024). Observational reinforcement learning in children and young adults. npj Science of Learning 9(18).

Steinberg, O., Kulakow, S., & Raufelder, D. (2024). Academic self-concept, achievement and goal orientations in different learning environments. European Journal of Psychology of Education.

Devine, S., Neuman, C., Levari, D.E., & Eppinger, B. (2022) Human ageing is associated with more rigid concept spaces, Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.

Ruel, A., Bolenz, F., Li, S.-C., Fischer, A. G., & Eppinger, B. (2022). Neural evidence for age-related deficits in the representation of state spaces. Cerebral Cortex.

Devine, S., Germain, N., Ehrlich, S., & Eppinger, B. (2022). Changes in the prevalence of thin bodies biases young women’s judgements about body size. Psychological Science, 33, 1212-1225. 10.1177/09567976221082941