Juliane Kaminski

Senior lecturer in psychology, University of Portsmouth

I am a Senior lecturer in the psychology department of the University of Portsmouth.

My main research interest is the evolution of human sociality with a particular focus on social cognition. Here I am especially interested in the individual’s understanding of others’ perception, knowledge, intentions, desires and beliefs. I am also interested in questions concerning cooperation and communication among individuals. In my research I follow a comparative approach, that is, I select meaningful groups for comparisons. One comparison is that of humans with their closest living relatives, the great apes. Another comparison is that of humans with one of their closest living domesticated species, the domestic dog.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Lecturer , University of Portsmouth
  • 2009–2012
    Group Leader , Max Planck Institute for evolutionary Anthropology Leipzg/ Germany
  • 2008–2009
    Junior Research Fellow , University of Cambridge
  • 2005–2008
    Postdoc, Max Planck Institute for evolutionary Anthropology Leipzg/ Germany