Teamwork pays off - but how do you pick the best partners to cooperate with?

Thema: Gesellschaft
Schlagworte: Biologie und Soziales
Altersgruppe: Alle
Zielgruppe: Familien mit Kindern und In English

We study the development of children’s cooperative skills - especially the question how they choose good partners for collaborating. Try out the iPad research game we developed for this purpose and find out more about what makes a good team player and why it is important to recognize them.

Durchschnittliche Verweildauer: 20 Minuten

Humans are unique in their ability to cooperate: by working together we can accomplish things we otherwise couldn’t. Even small children are helpful and like doing tasks together with others. In order to study how children choose partners for cooperative interactions, we developed an iPad game as a research tool, which you and your children can try out at this station. An important aspect of cooperative competence is the question: how do people recognize with whom they should work together? The ideal partner is fair, helpful, and doesn’t cheat or is only interested in their own advantage. On the other hand, it is also important to collaborate with someone who is skilled and does his task well. In our research game, you can observe how other characters behave, and from these observations draw conclusions about how they might act in a team. This is important because afterwards, you can also play the game - not alone, but together with another character. Find the best partners and learn more about cooperation and human social cognition.


Anfahrtsbeschreibung: Von der U1 Station Reumannplatz mit den Straßenbahnen 6 und 11 (Schrankenberggasse) direkt erreichbar. 5 Gehminuten von der D-Wagen Station Absberggasse.

Dieser Ausstellungsstandort ist barrierefrei zugänglich und verfügt über barrierefreie Toiletten.

Central European University
Department of Cognitive Science
Cognitive Development Center
Central European University (CEU)
Quellenstrasse, 51, 1100 Wien


Erster Einlass: 17:00
Letzter Einlass: 22:30

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