About me

Prof. Dr. Dirk Semmann

I am an evolutionary biologist and have been researching human social behavior since my diploma thesis with a particular focus on cooperation. I conducted my research at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, the University of Vienna and the University of Göt
tingen. To this day, I am an adjunct professor at the University of Göttingen. In my mainly experimental studies with student subjects, I have been involved in the study of other with the influences of reputation, punishment, group size, affiliation, network structures and brain activity on human cooperation behavior.

CURRICULUM VITAE (Science)

2014 – Today Apl. Professor at the University of Göttingen

2016 – 2018 Research Associate at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology

2008 – 2014 Professor at the University of Göttingen (Head of the group "Evolution of Cooperation and Prosocial Behaviour" at the Courant Research Center "Evolution of Social Behavior (Junior Professorship))

2006 – 2008 Research assistant at the University of Vienna, Austria.

2005 and 2006 Research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology

2004 Ph.D. at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology (University of Kiel)

  • Topic: "Human Cooperative Behavior"

2001 Diploma in Biology Studies (University of Hamburg)

  • Diploma thesis (external at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology)       
  • Topic: "Attempts to cooperate through indirect reciprocity" (Human cooperation behaviour)