The Psychology of Language Department at the University of Göttingen and the Social Learning Lab at Stanford University are pleased to announce a hybrid workshop on 

Social Curiosity

in Göttingen on the 6th and 7th of October 2022.

The last decades have seen a resurgence of interest in understanding how individuals actively solicit information about events and entities in the world around them. This work typically characterises the individual as a "lone scientist", intrinsically motivated to explore the world in order to garner more information. However, humans and nonhuman primates are rarely detached from the sociocultural contexts they live in and even very young children have been shown to interact with their social partners and make inferences about their thoughts and beliefs. Such interactions are likely to influence how we explore the world. This workshop will bring together researchers aiming to understand the role of primate sociality in curiosity, bringing together varied perspectives across a range of formats, such as structured talks, podium discussions, flash talks and posters.

This workshop is jointly funded by the Leibniz ScienceCampus Primate Cognition, the CRC Cognition of Interaction (SFB 1528) and the RTG Understanding Social Relationships (RTG 2070) and hosted at the German Primate Center.

For all enquiries about the workshop, please write to  

We look forward to welcoming you in Göttingen in October!