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Jana Uher

Jana Uher

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My research centres on meta-theoretical, methodological, and methodical foundations for contextualised research on individual behaviour and dyadic social relationships from comparative perspectives spanning both different sociocultural communities in human populations and various species. My special focus lies on comparisons of ethological measurements of individual and dyadic behaviours with investigations of the mental and social representations that humans develop of these behaviours in everyday life.

The enormous diversity across human cultures and even more across species entails three epistemological core issues:

(1) Meta-theoretical concepts of the phenomena to be studied
(2) Methodological approaches to decide which elements of the thus defined phenomena should be studied
(3) Suitable methods of their measurement in the population under study.

My empirical research focuses on humans (adults from different sociocultural communities, 3-6 year old preschool children, their parents and teachers) and on nonhuman primates (the great apes, capuchins and macaques).

Primary Interests:

  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Group Processes
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Nonverbal Behavior
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Person Perception
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Research Methods, Assessment
  • Self and Identity
  • Sociology, Social Networks

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Jana Uher
Department of Social Psychology
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

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