Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Stefanie Höhl

Portrait Stefanie Hoehl

Deputy Head of Department and Vice Dean
Head of the Research Unit for Developmental Psychology

T: +43-1-4277-47470

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 dorothea.zonka@univie.ac.at

Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology

Liebiggasse 5

1010 Vienna

 Research Interests

  • Neural and behavioral synchrony in social interactions (EEG/ fNIRS-hyperscanning)
  • Functionality of neural rhythms in early development
  • Social learning and communication across development
  • Development of face, emotion and gaze perception

 Professional Experience

Since 09/2017 University of Vienna
Full Professor of Developmental Psychology
2016 - 2019

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


Ruprecht Karls Universität Heidelberg
12/2008 Promotion (Dr. rer. nat.)
Universität Leipzig
4/2007 Diploma, Psychology
Ruprecht Karls Universität Heidelberg

 Awards and Stipends

2014 Distinguished Early Career Award of the International Society on Infant Studies
2011 - 2013 Fast Track Program 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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