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responsible for the program:
Prof. Dr. Annekathrin Schacht
Experimental Psycholinguistics
Nikolausberger Weg 23
37073 Göttingen


for questions, please contact:
Dr. Rebecca Jürgens
Cognitive Ethology
Kellnerweg 4
37077 Göttingen
Phone: +49-551-3851-218

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Quick Facts



Implementation WS 2012
Degree Dr. rer.nat. or Ph.D.
Regular duration three years
Application deadline January 31st for the following summer term, July 31st for the following winter term
selection criteria good Master degree in a relevant subject, proficiency in English, confirmation of supervision
Funding no funding provided by BeCog




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About the PhD program


The focus of this study program is on the foundations and the evolution of nonhuman and human primate behavior. Research projects are undertaken in the fields of psychology, anthropology and evolutionary biology, with an emphasis on comparative approaches. Core areas are the evolution of social behavior, group behavior and group coordination, developmental psychology, as well as the cognitive and physiological foundations of behavior. The program is run by the Faculty of Biology and Psychology of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, the "Courant Research Centre Text Structures" and the German Primate Center. Interdisciplinary collaboration and exchange are an important element of this study program.
Doctoral students are affiliated with one (or sometimes two) of the research groups of this program. Each project is supervised by a three-member thesis committee. A regular research colloquium provides a platform for progress reports and discussions. Participation in scientific meetings and workshops is encouraged. In addition to the core research, a moderate amount of course work and teaching is required (total number of credits: 20). Summer schools and retreats are an important element of the study program.
To be accepted in BeCog, students must provide a letter confirming supervision, signed by a scientific member of BeCog. Thus, students interested in this program should contact in time the heads of the labs affiliated with this program to check for open positions and funding possibilities. Unfortunately, BeCog cannot provide funding or scholarships