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Academic Qualifications

Habilitation (Venia Legendi), Bremen University, Germany
Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, UK
Dr. phil., Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany 
Dipl.-Psych (BSc/MSc) Technical University Berlin, Germany

Brief Research Summary available on

Who's Who Bio 

Academic Positions

2023- BMBF Project Lead, INSIDE II, Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories, Bamberg, Germany

2021-22, W3 Professor, Dept. of Psychology, University of Greifswald, Germany

2009- Privatdozentin, Bremen University, Germany

2014- Affiliate Associate Professor, University of Nicosia, Cyprus

2009-11, W2 Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Konstanz University, Germany

1999-2020, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Psychology, London Metropolitan University, England, UK

1994-99, Lecturer, Dept. of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

1993-94, Post-doc Research Fellow, Cognitive Science Lab, Dept. of Experimental Psychology, Free University Berlin, Germany

1988-1992 Doctoral Research, Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Education, Berlin,Germany


March 2024

My first English monograph appeared with Routledge: Lange-Küttner, C. (2024). Visual and motor cognition in children and infants. Oxford: Routledge. ISBN 9780367220693

February 2024

A report that about German language and Math grades during COVED-19 school closures appeared in Acta Psychologica. Longitudinal nationwide data collection showed 60.7 % COVID attrition rate. Schools that stayed on where more likely to be of a larger size and thus resourceful; their pupils stayed up in both German language and in Mathematics. Schools that dropped out were more likely to have pupils with low Math grades. Math grades of teenagers with issues did not drop further than in the main sample.

January 2024

I have become Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier journal Cognitive Development

February 2023

I now work as project lead at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories. The new email is

The report that different types of explanations after false feedback in school children was accepted by the journal Cognitive Development. Verbal explanations prevented the previously observed drastic performance deterioration after stochastic color signal feedback. Apologies led children to discard the feedback, while admissions of lying led children to review previous trials. Positive reinforcement did not produce a systematic effect.

September 2022

The manuscript of Lange-Küttner, C., Beckles, C.F., Ahmed, R.K., & Fisher, L.E. 'Rich and sparse figurative information in children’s memory for colorful places' has been accepted by the APA journal Developmental Psychology. We turned the conventional memory arrays inside out as in the retrieval array, places were colorful and placeholders were uniform black stars and compared it to the usual arrays with colorful individual shapes whose locations need to be remembered.

August 2022

A study on drawing a spacebox (with filmclips of recorded drawings) has been accepted and is in press. We found that the negative space technique drawing air around objects could be used with children from 9 years onwards.

Lange-Küttner, C., & Vinueza-Chavez, X. (in press). The space paradox in graphic representation. In Fabris, M. A., et al. (Eds.) (2022). Children’s drawings: Evidence-based research and practice. Frontiers Research Topic 

June 2022

The report together with Jörg Beringer on adults interacting with a randomly behaving computer when coloring places forming areas in a grid was accepted by the International Journal of Computer Interaction.

Maren Hentschel's report on the development of stochastic reasoning in school children and the contribution of intelligence and social skills was accepted by the German Journal of Developmental and Education Psychology (ZEPP)

May 2022

A report about children's developmental changes in networks of fine and gross motor skills with the onset of schooling has been accepted for publication: Bondi, D., Robazza, C., Lange-Küttner, C., & Pietrangelo, T. (accepted). Motor control networking in development. American Journal of Human Biology

March 2022

The following reports have been accepted for publication:

Hentschel, M., Averbeck, B. B., & Lange-Küttner, C. (accepted). The role of IQ and social skills in 7- to 11-year-old children's coping with uncertainty. German Journal of Developmental and Educational Psychology (ZEPP)

Semertzi, A. M. & Lange-Küttner, C. (accepted). Nicotine and caffeine users’ blood pressure regulation during sustained visual attention. Psychological Test and Assessment Modeling

February 2022

The talk about the study with Jörg Beringer 'The Grid Game: Children, Adults and the Machine Coloring-in Places' has been accepted as part of the workshop 'Cognitive processes in children’s drawings' (Convenor Sergio Morra, University of Genova) for the European Congress of Cognitive Psychology, Lille, France, in August 2022

January 2022

The talk '"I did it my (path)way - Merging Pathways into Areas while Interacting with a Randomly Behaving Partner" has been accepted for the TEAP 2022 in Cologne, Germany, in March 2022

October 2021

The manuscript Bechari-Martin, H. & Lange-Küttner, C. (in press). Object-based practice effects recover the graphic object concept in Alzheimer’s Dementia. Preprint DOI: 10.31234/ has been accepted by the APA journal Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts

July 2021

The manuscript of Lange-Küttner, C., & Puiu, A. A. 'Perceptual load and sex-specific personality traits: The impact of the Big Five Personality dimensions and the Autism Quotient on visual search' has been accepted by the Hogrefe journal Experimental Psychology

March 2021

The manuscript of Lange-Küttner, C., Averbeck, B. B., Hentschel, M., & Baumbach, J. 'Intelligence matters for stochastic feedback processing during sequence learning in adolescents and young adults' is accepted by the journal Intelligence

New published test: Lange-Küttner, C. (2021). Common Region Test (CRT). A drawing test for assessment of the development of spatial organization in children [Database record]. PsycTESTS control number 9999-79011-000.

February 2021

The APA article in Developmental Psychology on the new mental rotation test by Nikolay Lütke is now available in print. It demonstrates that there is an optimal 3D cube aggregate with 4 elements that can be used with children. So far, mostly 2D pictures were used.

December 2020

The invited manuscript Lange-Küttner, C., & Kochhar, R. 'The culture-fair Common Region Test (CRT)' has been accepted for publication in Academia Letters

November 2020

The manuscript Lütke, N. & Lange-Küttner, C. 'The magical number four in children’s mental rotation of cube aggregates' has been accepted by the APA journal Developmental Psychology H-Index 203

October 2020

I have left the London Metropolitan University. Please use the email to contact me.

September 2020

Nikolay Lütke is awarded a PhD for his thesis 'The Coloured Cube Test and The Coloured Mental Rotation Test.Two New Measures of Object Recognition and Mental Rotation'

July 2019

Ridhi Kochhar is awarded an MPhil for her thesis 'Exploring Spatial Memory in Children with Autism and ADHD'