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Dr. Maria Plötner

Research Fellow

Klinische Kinder- und Jugendpsychologie
Städt. Kaufhaus
Neumarkt 9, Room 153
04109 Leipzig

Professional career

  • since 04/2016
    Research Associate | Department of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology | Leipzig University
  • 01/2015 - 03/2016
    Post Doc | Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Leipzig | Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology
  • since 03/2015
    Psychotherapy training | IVT – Institut für Verhaltenstherapie | Leipzig

Education

  • 10/2011 - 12/2014
    PhD in Psychology (Dr. rer. nat.) on prosocial behavior and group cognition in children | Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology | Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Leipzig
  • 10/2005 - 04/2011
    Diploma in Psychology | Leipzig University

Research Topics

  • Excessive helping behaviour (e.g. help to one's own disadvantage) and its connection with early psychopathological symptoms in preschool age
  • Competence performance differences in prosocial behaviour and its association with early psychopathological symptoms in preschool age
  • Influence of empathic care on prosociality and its association with early psychopathological symptoms in preschool age


  • Huber, L. A.; Plötner, M.; Schmitz, J.
    Structured behavioral observation of prosocial behavior and social initiative explains preschoolers' psychopathological symptoms
    PLoS ONE. 2019. 14 (11).
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  • Huber, L. A.; Plötner, M.; In-Albon, T.; Stadelmann, S.; Schmitz, J.
    The Perspective Matters: A Multi-informant Study on the Relationship Between Social-Emotional Competence and Preschoolers' Externalizing and Internalizing Symptoms
    Child Psychiatry & Human Development. 2019. 50 (6). pp. 1021-1036
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  • Huber, L. A.; Plötner, M.; Schmitz, J.
    Social competence and psychopathology in early childhood: a systematic review
    European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 2019. 28 (4). pp. 443-459
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  • Plötner, M.; Over, H.; Carpenter, M.; Tomasello, M.
    What Is a Group? Young Children’s Perceptions of Different Types of Groups and Group Entitativity
    PLoS One. 2016. 11 (3). p. e0152001.
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  • Plötner, M.; Hepach, R.; Over, H.; Carpenter, M.; Tomasello, M.
    Young children share more under time pressure than after a delay.
    PloS one. 2021. 16 (3). p. e0248121
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