Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Stefanie Höhl

Portrait Stefanie Hoehl

Deputy Head of Department
Head of the research unit for developmental psychology

T: +43-1-4277-47270

E: stefanie.hoehl@univie.ac.at

Office: 01.15

Office hours: Tuesday, 10.00-11.00, during the semester only. Please arrange an appointment with camilla.hermann@univie.ac.at

Department of Applied Psychology: Health, Development, Enhancement and Intervention

Liebiggasse 5

1010 Vienna

 Research Interests

  • Neural and behavioral synchrony in social interactions
  • Social learning and communication in development
  • Development of face, emotion, and gaze perception

 Professional Experience

Since 09/2017 University of Vienna
Full Professor of Developmental Psychology
Since 2016

Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig
Research Group Leader, Max Planck Research Group on Early Social Cognition

04 - 08/2016 University of Wuppertal
Interim Professor for Psychology with a Focus on Neurocognitive Development and Behavioral Regulation
2009 - 2016 Heidelberg University
Researcher and Lecturer, Department for Developmental Psychology and Biological Psychology
2007 - 2008 Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig
PhD Student



Habilitation in Psychology
Heidelberg University

12/2008 Dr. rer. nat. in Psychology
University of Leipzig
04/2007 Diplom in Psychology
Heidelberg University

 Awards and Stipends

2014 Distinguished Early Career Award of the International Society on Infant Studies
2011 - 2013 Fast Track Programm of the Robert Bosch Stiftung
Excellence and Leadership Skills for Outstanding Women in Science
2011Klaus-Georg und Sigrid Hengstberger-Prize
for Young Scientists at the University of Heidelberg
2009 Klaus Tschira Award for Achievements in Public Understanding of Science
2007 - 2008 Doctoral stipend granted by the Max Planck Society


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Michel, C., Pauen, S., & Hoehl, S. (2017). Schematic eye-gaze cues influence infants' object encoding dependent on their contrast polarity. Scientific Reports, 7, [7347]. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-07445-9


Hoehl, S., & Pauen, S. (2017). Do infants associate spiders and snakes with fearful facial expressions? Evolution and Human Behavior, 38(3), 404-413. DOI: 10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2016.12.001


Michel, C., Wronski, C., Pauen, S., Daum, M. M., & Hoehl, S. (2017). Infants' object processing is guided specifically by social cues. Neuropsychologia. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.05.022
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Schleihauf, H., Graetz, S., Pauen, S., & Hoehl, S. (2017). Contrasting Social and Cognitive Accounts on Overimitation: The Role of Causal Transparency and Prior Experiences. Child Development. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12780
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 Curriculum Vitae (download)


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