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Psychologisches Institut Entwicklungspsychologie: Säuglings- und Kindesalter

Prof. Dr. Emeritus Friedrich Wilkening

Friedrich Wilkening, Prof. Dr. em.

  • Emeritierter Professor für Allgemeine Psychologie

Emeritiert seit Februar 2012.


Kognitive Entwicklung: Intuitive Physik, Intuitive Statistik


2020-              stellvertretende Vertrauensperson der Universität Zürich bei Fragen der wissenschaftlichen Integrität

2016-2020      Vertrauensperson der Philosophischen Fakultät

2008-2016      Schweizerischer Nationalfonds (SNF), Mitglied des Forschungsrats,

2013-2015      Vizepräsident der Abteilung Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften

2007-2011      Prodekan Personelles der Philosophischen Fakultät

2000-2004      Direktor des Psychologischen Instituts         

2000-2002      Vizepräsident der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie

1997-2012      Professor für Allgemeine Psychologie, Universität Zürich

1992-1997      Professor für Allgemeine Psychologie, Universität Tübingen

1988-1989      Visiting Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Oxford

1984-1992      Professor für Psychologie, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

1979-1984      Professor für Psychologie, Technische Universität Braunschweig

1978-1979      Visiting Scholar, University of Minnesota, University of California, San Diego

1974-1978      Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

1972-1974      Doktorand, Universität Düsseldorf, Dr. rer. nat. 1974

1967-1972      Studium an der Universität Tübingen, Dipl.-Psych. 1972

1946                geboren in Helpsen, Niedersachsen (D)

Ausgewählte Publikationen

Schlottmann, A., & Wilkening, F. (2012). Judgment and decision making in young children. In M. K. Dhami, A. Schlottmann, & M. R. Waldmann (Eds.), Judgment and decision making as a skill: Learning, development and evolution (pp. 55-83). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Wilkening, F. (2011). Children’s cognitive algebra and intuitive physics as foundations of early learning in the sciences. In N. L. Stein & S. W. Raudenbush (Eds.), Developmental cognitive science goes to school (pp. 143-156). New York: Routledge.

Wilkening, F., & Cacchione, T. (2011). Children’s intuitive physics. In U. Goswami (Ed.), The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of childhood cognitive development, 2nd ed. (pp. 473-496). Chichester, UK: Wiley.

Figner, B., Mackinlay, R. J., Wilkening, F., & Weber, E. U. (2009). Affective and deliberative processes in risky choice: Age differences in risk taking in the Columbia Card Task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 35, 195-197.

Frick, A., Daum, M. M., Wilson, M., & Wilkening, F. (2009). Effects of action on children’s and adults’ mental imagery. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 104, 34-51.

Kienbaum, J., & Wilkening, F. (2009). Children’s and adolescents’ intuitive judgments about distributive justice: Integrating need, effort, and luck. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 6, 481-498.

Wilkening, F. (2009). Children’s concepts of the physical world. In R. A. Shweder (Ed.), The child: An encyclopaedic companion (pp. 195-197). Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Wilkening, F. (2007). Demythifying three orthodox views of cognitive development via functional measurement. Teorie & Modelli, 1, 41-52.

Ebersbach, M., & Wilkening, F. (2007). Children’s intuitive mathematics: The development of knowledge about non-linear growth. Child Development, 78, 296-308.

Wilkening, F., & Cacchione, T. (2007). Neuere systemtheoretische Ansätze in der Entwicklungspsychologie. In M. Hasselhorn & W. Schneider (Eds.), Handbuch der Entwicklungspsychologie (pp. 49-61). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Wilkening, F. (2006). Informationsverarbeitungstheorien in der Entwicklungspsychologie. In W. Schneider & F. Wilkening (Eds.), Enzyklopädie der Psychologie: Entwicklung, Vol. 1, Theorien, Modelle und Methoden der Entwicklungspsychologie (pp. 265-310). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Wilkening, F., Huber, S., & Cacchione, T. (2006). Intuitive Physik im Kindesalter. In W. Schneider & B. Sodian (Eds.), Enzyklopädie der Psychologie: Entwicklung, Vol. 2, Kognitive Entwicklung (pp. 823-859). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Funk, M., Brugger, P., & Wilkening, F. (2005). Motor processes in children’s imagery: The case of mental rotation of hands. Developmental Science, 8, 402-408.

Rapp, A. F., & Wilkening, F. (2005). Children’s recognition of the usefulness of a record: Distinguishing deterministic and probabilistic events. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2, 344-363.

Wilkening, F., & Sodian, B. (2005). Scientific reasoning in young children: Introduction. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 64, 137-139.

Wilkening, F., & Martin, C. (2004). How to speed up to be in time: Action-judgment dissociations in children and adults. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 63, 17-29.

Huber, S., Krist, H., & Wilkening, F. (2003). Judgment and action knowledge in speed adjustment tasks: Experiments in a virtual environment. Developmental Science, 6, 197-210.

Wilkening, F. (2002). Children’s intuitive physics as a door to developmental psychophysics. In J. A. Da Silva, E. H. Matsushima, & N. P. Ribeiro-Filho (Eds.), Annual Meeting of the International Society for Psychophysics (Vol. 18, pp. 68-70). Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil: The International Society for Psychophysics.

Wilkening, F. & Huber, S. (2002). Children’s intuitive physics. In U. Goswami (Ed.), Blackwell Handbook of childhood cognitive development (pp. 349-370). Oxford: Blackwell.

Jäger, S., & Wilkening, F. (2001). Development of cognitive averaging: When light and light make dark. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 79, 323-345.

Schwarzer, G., Küfer, I, & Wilkening, F. (1999). Learning categories by touch: On the development of analytic and holistic processing. Memory & Cognition, 27, 868-877.

Falk, R., & Wilkening, F. (1998). Children's construction of fair chances: Adjusting probabilities. Developmental Psychology, 34, 1340-1357.

Pauen, S., & Wilkening, F. (1997). Children's analogical reasoning about natural phenomena. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 67, 90-113.

Wilkening, F., Schwarzer, G., & Rümmele, A. (1997). The developmental emergence of multiplicative combinations. In T. B. Ward, S. M. Smith & J. Vaid (Eds.), Creative thought: An investigation of conceptual structures and processes (pp. 111-127). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Wilkening, F. (1994). Perceptual development. In T. Husén & T. N. Postlethwaite (Eds.), International encyclopedia of education (2nd ed.). Oxford: Pergamon Press.

Krist, H., Fieberg, E. L., & Wilkening, F. (1993). Intuitive physics in action and judgment: The development of knowledge about projectile motion. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 19, 952-966.

Wilkening, F., & Lamsfuß, S. (1993). (Miß-)Konzepte der naiven Physik im Entwicklungsverlauf. In W. Hell, K. Fiedler & G. Gigerenzer (Eds.), Kognitive Täuschungen (pp. 271-290). Heidelberg: Spektrum.

Anderson, N. H., & Wilkening, F. (1991). Adaptive thinking in intuitive physics. In N.H. Anderson (Ed.), Contributions to information integration theory. Vol 3: Developmental (pp. 1-42). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Krist, H., & Wilkening, F. (1991). Repräsentationale Entwicklung. Sprache & Kognition, 10, 181-195.

Wilkening, F., & Anderson, N. H. (1991). Representation and diagnosis of knowledge structures in developmental psychology. In N. H. Anderson (Ed.), Contributions to information integration theory. Vol. 3: Developmental (pp. 45-80). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Levin, I., & Wilkening, F. (1989). Measuring time via counting: Children’s conceptions of time as a quantifiable dimension. In I. Levin & D. Zakay (Eds.), Time and human cognition: A life-span perspective (pp. 119-144). Amsterdam: North Holland.

Wilkening, F. (1989). Strong inferences about development. The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 12, 777-778.

Wilkening, F., & Lange, K. (1989). When is children’s perception holistic? Goals and styles in processing multidimensional stimuli. In T. Globerson & T. Zelniker (Eds.), Cognitive development and cognitive style (pp. 141-171). Norwood, NJ: Ablex.

Wilkening, F. (1988). A misrepresentation of knowledge representation. Developmental Review, 8, 361-367.

Wilkening, F. (1988). Zur Rolle des Wissens in der Wahrnehmung. In H. Mandl & H. Spada (Eds.), Wissenspsychologie (pp. 203-224). München: Urban & Schwarzenberg.

Wilkening, F., Levin, I., & Druyan, S. (1987). Children’s counting strategies for time quantification and integration. Developmental Psychology, 23, 823-831.

Levin, I., Wilkening, F., & Dembo, Y. (1984). Development of time quantification: Integration and nonintegration of beginnings and endings in comparing durations. Child Development, 55, 2160-2172.

Hemmer, K., Krämer, D., & Wilkening, F. (1983). Zur Entwicklung der analytischen Wahrnehmung: Ein Test der Separabilitätshypothese. Zeitschrift für Entwicklungpsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie, 15, 89-100.

Wilkening, F. (1983). Children’s intuitions about time savings. Cahiers de Psychologie Cognitive, 3, 379-382.

Wilkening, F. (1983). Entwicklung der Informationsintegration: Eine Antwort auf Gigerenzers Kritik. Zeitschrift für Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie, 15, 207-215.

Wilkening, F. (1982). Children's knowledge about time, distance, and velocity interrelations. In W. J. Friedman (Ed.), The developmental psychology of time (pp. 87-112). New York: Academic Press.

Wilkening, F., & Anderson, N. H. (1982). Comparison of two rule-assessment methodologies for studying cognitive development and knowledge structure. Psychological Bulletin, 92, 215-237.

Wilkening, F. (1981). Integrating velocity, time, and distance information: A developmental study. Cognitive Psychology, 13, 231-247.

Wilkening, F. (1980). Development of dimensional integration in children’s perceptual judgment: Experiments with area, volume, and velocity. In F. Wilkening, J. Becker, & T. Trabasso (Eds.), Information integration by children (pp. 47-69). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Wilkening, F., Becker, J., & Trabasso, T. (Eds.) (1980). Information integration by children. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Wilkening, F. (1979). Combining of stimulus dimensions in children’s and adults’ judgments of area: An information integration analysis. Developmental Psychology, 15, 25-33.

Wilkening, F., Wilkening, K., & Sarris, V. (1979). Einführung in die Methodologie: Versuchsplanung. Erlangen/Tübingen: Deutsches Institut für Fernstudien.

Wilkening, F. (1978). Beachtung und Addition zweier Dimensionen: Eine Alternative zu Piagets Zentrierungsannahme. Zeitschrift für Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie, 10, 99-102.

Sarris, V., & Wilkening, F. (1977). On some nonparametric tests of predicted order. Biometrische Zeitschrift, 19, 339-345.

Wilkening, F. (1976). Entwicklungspsychologische Experimente zur Wahrnehmungs- und Urteilsrelativität (Psychologia Universalis, Band 35). Meisenheim: Hain.

Wilkening, F., & Sarris, V. (1975). Informations-Integration bei Kindern und Erwachsenen: Eine Überprüfung verschiedener psychophysischer Modelle. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 19, 307-318.

Wilkening, F., Sarris, V., & Heller, O. (1972). Contrast effects in the child’s judgment of lifted weight. Psychonomic Science, 28, 207-208.