Dr. Nils Schuhmacher

Research Assistant
Room 214
Fliednerstr. 21
48149
Germany
Tel: +49 - (02 51) 83 - 34 33 3
Fax: +49 - (02 51) 83 - 34 34 1
nils.schuhmacher@uni-muenster.de
Consultation hours: by appointment via email
  • Curriculum vitae

    Professional appointments

    since 10/2012
    Scientific Coworker, Department of Developmental Psychology, University of Münster

    Education

    10/2015
    PhD degree, University of Münster, Germany
    Title of PhD thesis “Social and individual influences on prosocial and collaborative behavior in the toddler years: The role of parenting, peers, social cognitions, and temperament"

    2009
    Diploma (equivalent to Master of Science) in Applied System Sciences, University of Osnabrück, Germany

    Grants

    • Conference grants by DGPs and University of Münster
    • Travelling grants by DAAD, University society Osnabrück sponsored by the University foundation at the University of Osnabrück, University of Chemnitz, and Forum Scientiarum at the University of Tübingen sponsored by the Udo Keller foundation Forum Humanum

    Ad hoc Reviewer

    • British Journal of Developmental Psychology
    • Child Development
    • Cognitive Development
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Early Human Development
    • European Journal of Developmental Psychology
    • Frontiers in Psychology
    • Infancy
    • International Journal of Behavioral Development
    • Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology
    • Journal of Artifical Societies and Social Simulation
    • Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
    • Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
    • Social Development
    • Swiss Journal of Psychology

  • Research

    • Early Socio-cognitive development
    • Learning processes in children: The role of instruction and observational learning
    • Prosociality and Cooperation in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers
      • Early helping behavior in 1-year-olds
      • Comforting
      • Sharing
      • Collaboration and joint-problem solving (with adults and peers)
    • Moral development in preschoolers and elementary schoolers
    • Socio-cultural influences on child development: The role of family, peers, institutions and culture
    • Dynamic Systems Theory & Agent-based Modelling & State-Space-Grids
    • Intergroup relations in preschoolers and adolescents
  • Publications

    Monographs and book chapters

    Kärtner, J., Schuhmacher, N., & Giner-Torréns, M. (in press). Culture and early socio-cognitive development. In Progress in brain research (Vol. 258). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.pbr.2020.06.011

    Schuhmacher, N. & Kärtner, J. (2020). Soziale Entwicklung [Social Development]. In J. Roos & S. Roux (Hrsg.). Handbuch Kindertageseinrichtungen. Wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse für die Praxis. Köln: Carl Link.

    Schuhmacher, N., & Ballato, L. (2012). A dynamic systems model of friendship interactions and risk behaviors during adolescence. In L. Ballato (Ed.), If I like you I wanna be like you – The use of dynamic systems modelling in the understanding of friendship interactions and risk behaviors during adolesence. (pp. 65-90). Ridderkerk: Ridderprint.

    Ballato, L., & Schuhmacher, N. (2012). A description of a mathematical model of friendship interactions and risk behaviors during adolescence. In L. Ballato (Ed.), If I like you I wanna be like you – The use of dynamic systems modelling in the understanding of friendship interactions and risk behaviors during adolesence. (pp. 39-64). Ridderkerk: Ridderprint.

    Journal articles (peer-reviewed)

    Mavridis, P., Kärtner, J., Cavalente, L. I. C., Resende, B., Schuhmacher, N., & Köster, M. (2020). The development of context-sensitive attention in urban and rural brazil. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1623. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01623

    Schuhmacher, N., & Kärtner, J. (2019). Preschoolers prefer in-group to out-group members, but equally condemn their immoral acts. Social Development. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/sode.12380

    Schuhmacher, N., Köster, M., & Kärtner, J. (2018). Modeling prosocial behavior increases helping in 16-month-olds. Child Development. doi: 10.1111/cdev.13054

    Schuhmacher, N., Collard, J., & Kärtner, J. (2017). The differential role of parenting, peers, and temperament for explaining interindividual differences in 18-months-olds’ comforting and helping. Infant Behavior and Development, 46, 124-134. doi: 10.1016/j.infbeh.2017.01.002

    Schuhmacher, N., & Kärtner, J. (2015). The role of peers and siblings in toddlers’ developing understanding of incompatible desires. Social Development, 25, 435-452. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/sode.12144

    Schuhmacher, N., & Kärtner, J. (2015). Explaining interindividual differences in toddlers’ collaboration with unfamiliar peers: Individual, dyadic, and social factors. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:493. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00493

    Köster, M., Schuhmacher, N., & Kärtner, J. (2015). A cultural perspective on prosocial development. Human Ethology Bulletin, 30(1), 71-82. http://media.anthro.univie.ac.at/ishe_journal/index.php/heb/article/view/152

    Kärtner, J., & Schuhmacher, N. (2014). Folk models of human behavior and socio-cognitive development. ISSBD Bulletin, 66(2), 6-8. http://www.issbd.org/resources/files/JBD_Bulletin_November2014.pdf

    Kärtner, J., Schuhmacher, N., & Collard, J. (2014). Socio-cognitive influences on the domain-specificity of prosocial behavior in the second year. Infant Behavior and Development, 37(4), 665-675. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.infbeh.2014.08.004

    Schuhmacher, N., Ballato, L., & van Geert, P. (2014). Using an agent-based model to simulate the development of risk behaviors during adolescence. Journal of Artifical Societies and Social Simulation, 17(3), 1 http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/17/3/1.html. (Please click here for supplements on this article).

    Conferences & Invited Talks

    Media

    Schuhmacher, N. (2020, Jan 19). A Rethinking in the minds of researchers is necessary. Newsportal WWU Münster. Retrieved from https://www.uni-muenster.de/news/view.php?cmdid=10847&lang=en

  • Teaching

    Courses in winter term 19/20:

    • Seminar: Development of prosocial behavior
    • Practical Course: Experimental Research (EXPRA) B - Development of prosocial behavior

    Courses in summer term 19:

    • Seminar: Development of prosocial behavior
    • Practical Course: Experimental Research (EXPRA) A - Development of prosocial behavior

    Courses in winter term 18/19:

    • Seminar: Development of prosocial behavior
    • Practical Course: Experimental Research (EXPRA) B - Development of prosocial behavior

    Courses in winter term 17/18:

    • Seminar: Development of prosocial behavior
    • Practical Course: Experimental Research (EXPRA) B - Development of prosocial behavior

    Courses in summer term 17:

    • Seminar: Experimental Research (EXPRA) A - Development of prosocial behavior

    Courses in winter term 16/17:

    • Lecture: Developmental Psychology
    • Practical Course: Experimental Research (EXPRA) B - Children's early cooperative behavior

    Courses in summer term 16:

    • Seminar: Experimental Research (EXPRA) A - Children's early cooperative behavior

    Courses in winter term 15/16:

    • Seminar: Peer relations

    Courses in summer term 15:

    • Seminar: Classic and new developmental theories

    Courses in winter term 14/15:

    • Seminar: Classic and new developmental theories
    • Seminar/Practical Course: Experimental Research (EXPRA) B – Socio-cognitive development: Attention and Learning in preschoolers

    Supervision of master and bachelor thesis: