Here you can find an overview of our teaching offers and opportunities to join our working group.

For students of biology, psychology or related disciplines, we offer internships and theses in the fields of behavioral research and species- and culture-comparative psychology on the following topics, among others:

  • Understanding of object properties in farm animals
  • Quantity discrimination in farm animals
  • Risk taking in farm animals
  • The function of peering in captive orang-utans and chimpanzees
  • The use of formal bites in orangutans and chimpanzees
  • Children’s perceptions about plants
  • Concepts of “being human” across different cultural contexts
  • Prosocial behaviour of children towards “fantasy animals”
  • Measuring concepts of biodiversity in children’s drawings of forests  
  • Interaction patterns, development and communication in the context of feeding in non-human primates in zoos
  • Evaluating cognitive and behavioural enrichment for non-human primates in zoos

Own suggestions for topics are possible. Please note that thesis supervision is currently only possible during the summer semester.

Please contact Katja Liebal if you are interested or check the News for current announcements and topics.

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