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Schmerse, Daniel

Daniel Schmerse

Dr. phil., Dipl.
Educational Research


phone +49-(0)431-880-3114
address Olshausenstraße 62, D-24118 Kiel
room 35 c


2014 Doctorate in Psychology, Leipzig University
2009 Diplom (Ger.) in Linguistics (Patholinguistics), Potsdam University
2003 - 2009 Studies in Patholinguistics, Potsdam University
2007 - 2008 Studies in Cognitive Science and Neuroscience, University of California San Diego

Professional Activity

2016 - present Research Scientist, IPN – Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education
2012 - 2016 Research Scientist, Pädagogische Qualitäts-Informations-Systeme gGmbH
2009 - 2012 Doctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology

Research Interests

development of language and cognition in early childhood
interventions in early childhood education and care pedagogy
quality assessment and professional development in preschool

Current Projects

Research Center for Early Childhood Education

Selected Publications

Schmerse, D. & Tietze, W. (2015). Sozialisation in Krippe und Kindergarten. In: K. Hurrelmann, U. Bauer, M. Grundmann, & S. Walper (Hrsg.). Handbuch der Sozialisationsforschung. 8. Auflage. S. 414 - 436.
Schmerse, D., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2015). Young children use shared experience to interpret definite reference. Journal of Child Language. 42(I05), S. 1146 - 1157
Köymen, B., Schmerse, D., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2014). Young children create partner-specific referential pacts with peers. Developmental Psychology, 50(10), S. 2334-2342.
Schmerse, D., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2014). Discourse particles and belief reasoning: the case of German doch. Journal of Semantics, 31(1), S. 115-133.
Schmerse, D., Lieven, E., & Tomasello, M. (2013). Error patterns in young German children’s wh-questions. Journal of Child Language, 40(3), S. 656-71.