Wouter Wolf is a PhD student in the department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University, studying the ontogeny and phylogeny of shared psychology, together with Professor Michael Tomasello. Before coming to Duke, he completed two undergraduate programs at Leiden University and a research master’s program at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. In the years following these degrees, he conducted research at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, the University of Oxford and Duke University, where he worked with humans adults and human infants. Moreover, during his time at Duke, he also worked with great apes (Chimpanzees and Bonobos), collecting data at the Wolfgang Koehler Primate Research Center at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary on Ngamba Island in Lake Victoria, Uganda.

Academic Positions

  • Now2016

    Ph.D. in developmental Psychology

    Duke University, NC, US

  • 20162014

    Junior researcher/Tutor

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • 20142013

    Junior Researcher

    University of Oxford, UK

Education

  • MSc. 2013

    MSc. Social Psychology

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • BSc 2011

    Bsc. Psychology

    Universiteit Leiden

  • BSc 2009

    Bsc. Criminology

    Universiteit Leiden

Awards, Honors and Grants

  • 2020
    Philip Jackson Baugh Fellowship
    A Duke Fellowship ($25.000) for research on human development in Anthropology, Economics, Psychology, and Sociology.
  • 2019
    Lafitte Graduate Research Grant Award
    A Graduate research grant ($5.000) awarded by the Charles Lafitte Foundation Program for Research in Psychology & Neuroscience.
  • 2018
    Lafitte Graduate Research Grant Award
    A Graduate research grant ($5.000) awarded by the Charles Lafitte Foundation Program for Research in Psychology & Neuroscience.
  • 2016
    Fulbright Graduate Scholarship
    A Fulbright Graduate Scholarship (€12.500) sponsored by a collaboration between the Fulbright organizations in the United Stated and The Netherlands.
  • 2013
    Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Scholarship for the Sciences
    A Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Scholarship for the sciences (€2.500) awarded for doing research at the Social and Evolutionary Research Group at the University of Oxford.