Central German Mental Health Center

Gudrun Schwarzer

Gudrun Schwarzer

Prof. Dr. phil. nat., Dipl-Psych., Dept, Developmental Psychology, JLU, and CMBB

Current position
Professor of Developmental Psychology, JLU
Role within partner site
Representative Faculty

Relevant work experience
2018-2022
DFG-ANR, BabyFaceSpeech, Giessen/Grenoble, PI
2019-2022
DFG RU 2107, WP PI
2017-2020
DFG Music and intelligence, PI

Professional background
since 2003
Professor of Developmental Psychology (W3) and Chair, Dept. Psychology and Sport Sciences, JLU
2005, 2009
Offers for Chairs in Developmental Psychology (W3/C4), University of Cologne and Saarland University (denied)
2000-2003
Leader of an Independent Research Group (C3), Friedrich-Miescher-Laboratory, Max-Planck Society, Tübingen
1994-2000
Assistant Professor (C1), University of Tübingen
1997-1998
Fellow at the Perceptual Science Laboratory of the University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
1991-1994
Research Scientist (Post-Doc), JWG
1991
Dissertation, Dr. phil. nat., JWG

Main research foci
  • Development of perception, cognition, and action
  • Infant research

Publications
  • Krasotkina A, Götz A, Höhle B, Schwarzer G (2020) Infants’ gaze patterns for same race and other race faces, and the other race effect. Brain Sciences 10(6): 331.
  • Vöhringer IA, …, Schwarzer G, Knopf M (2018) The development of implicit memory from infancy to childhood: on average performance levels and inter-individual differences. Child Development 89: 370-382.
  • Lamm B, …, Schwarzer G, Lohaus A (2018) Waiting for the second treat: Developing culture-specific modes of self-regulation. Child Development 89: 261-277.
  • Schwarzer G (2014) How motor and visual experience shape infants' processing of objects and faces. Child Development Perspectives 8:213-217.
  • Schwarzer G, Zauner N, Jovanovic B (2007) Evidence of a shift from featural to configural face processing in infancy. Developmental Science 10:452-463.

Additional information
since 2018
Board member of PhD School in Psychology, Linguistics and Cognitive Neuroscience, Biccoca University Milano, Italy
since 2014
Member of the directorate of the DFG CRC 135
2010-2016
Review Editor, Frontiers Cognitive Science
2008-2014
Editor and Co-Editor of the German Journal of Developmental and Educational Psychology (ZEPP)
2002-2003
Speaker of the Friedrich-Miescher-Laboratory, Max-Planck Society, Tübingen
1997-1998
Scholarship of the German Research Foundation
1988-1991
Scholarship of the Volkswagen Foundation