Marco F. H. Schmidt

Marco F. H. Schmidt

Member since 2017
born 1980
subject: Psychology

Universität Konstanz
AG Entwicklungspsychologie – Normativity Lab
Postfach 905
78457 Konstanz


Research Areas

  • Social-cognitive and moral development

  • Normativity


Curriculum Vitae

  • Since October 2021

    Professor for developmental psychology, University of Konstanz

  • 2018-2021

    Professor for developmental psychology and educational psychology, University of Bremen

  • 2015-2021

    Research Group Leader, Department of Psychology, LMU Munich, Germany

  • 2012-2015

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

  • 2010-2012

    Doctoral Student, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, funded by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation

  • 2008

    Research Scholar, Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, Seattle, USA

  • 2007-2009

    Master’s studies of Neuro-Cognitive Psychology, LMU Munich, Germany

  • 2006-2007

    Undergraduate studies of Psychology, University of Leipzig, Germany

  • 2001-2004

    Undergraduate studies of Computer Science, Cooperative State University Stuttgart, Germany



  • On the uniqueness of human normative attitudes

    Schmidt, M. F. H., & Rakoczy, H. (2019). In K. Bayertz & N. Roughley (Eds.), The Normative Animal? On the anthropological significance of social, moral and linguistic norms (pp. 121–135). Oxford, NY: Oxford University Press.

  • Young children see a single action and infer a social norm: Promiscuous normativity in 3-year-olds

    Schmidt, M. F. H., Butler, L. P., Heinz, J., & Tomasello, M. (2016), in: Psychological Science, 27(10), 1360–1370.

  • Young children understand the role of agreement in establishing arbitrary norms—but unanimity is key.

    Schmidt, M. F. H., Rakoczy, H., Mietzsch, T., & Tomasello, M. (2016), in: Child Development, 87(2), 612–626.

  • Children’s developing understanding of legitimate reasons for allocating resources unequally.

    Schmidt, M. F. H., Svetlova, M., Johe, J., & Tomasello, M. (2016), in: Cognitive Development, 37, 42–52.

  • Young children enforce social norms.

    Schmidt, M. F. H., & Tomasello, M. (2012), in:Current Directions in Psychological Science, 21(4), 232–236.