Datum: 29.02.2024

Dr. Annette Clüver, M.Sc.

Academic Staff, Focus on Teaching

Am Kaiserkai 1
20457 Hamburg
Ph:  +49 40.361 226 49376
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After completion of her studies in cognitive neurosciences at Brown University in the US, Annette Clüver undertook doctoral studies at the University of California in San Diego (UCSD) in the field of developmental psychology. Her primary research focus was on the standard developmental processes of learning and cognitive function in newborns and infants. In her doctoral work, she examined the aspects of social learning in infants. During her post doc position, she worked in the field of cognitive developmental psychology at the University of Göttingen and investigated how to intuitively draw conclusions based on probability of occurrences. Another project in which Dr Clüver is involved is the same mentioned skills but with non-human primates. Since 2014, Dr Clüver undertakes an applied approach and works with children and their families of Frühe Hilfen der Lebenshilfe Osterholz gGmbH that experience developmental delays or disabilities. Here, she is  deputy director since 2016. 


Dr Clüver has a range of teaching experience through her lecturer position at the University of California, San Diego. She taught into the courses General Psychology, Cognition- and Developmental Psychology as well we Life-Span-Development at the Grossmont College in San Diego. During her post doc phase she managed the seminars Developmental Psychology for undergraduate students (B.Sc.) and Diagnostics, Assessment and Support for graduate teaching students (Master of Education).

Research focus

Primary research focus is the cognitive development in infants and young children. She is especially interested in the standard development processes of learning and in cognitive development in early childhood stages.


Rakoczy, H, Behne, T,Clüver, AL,Dallmann, S, Weidner, S,Waldmann, M (2015). The side-effect effect in children is robust and not specific to the moral status of action effects. PloS one, 10(7).

Rakoczy, H, Gräfenhain, M.,Clüver, AL, Schulze Dalhoff, AC, Sternkopf, A (2014). Young children’s agent-neutral representations of action roles. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 128, 201-209.

Rakoczy, H, Clüver, AL, Saucke, L, Stoffregen, N, Call, J (2014). Apes are intuitive statisticians. Cognition, 131, 60-68.

Cluver, AL, Heyman, G & Carver, LJ (2013). Young children selectively seek help when solving problems. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology,115, 570-578.

Carver, LJ & Cluver, AL (2009), Stress effects on the brain system underlying explicit memory. In R. Fivush & J. Quas (Eds.) Emotion and Memory in Development: Biological, Cognitive, and Social Considerations, (pp.278-312). New York, Oxford University Press.