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Dr. Jan Keil

M.A. Educational Science/​Sociology

Phone: + 49 341 - 97 24030
Fax:     + 49 341 - 97 24019


Research projects


Research interests

  • social behavior of children raised in a stressful vs. non- stressful environment
  • (psychological) game theory
  • cooperation
  • social competencies 
  • sequelae of childhood maltreatment

​Curriculum Vitae

​since 2019 Research Associate at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, University of Leipzig, Germany


Ph.D. in Educational Science at the University of Konstanz

Title of Dissertation: The impact of maltreatment experiences on cooperative behavior of children and adolescents

​2017 - 2018 Research Associate at the German Youth Institute, Munich
​2016 - 2017Project Coordinator "Genderperspectives in Medicine (GPmed)", Medical Faculty, University of Leipzig
​2012 - 2015Doctoral student at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, University of Leipzig, Germany
​​2005 - 2012Study of Educational Science and Sociology at the University of Leipzig



First Authorships

Keil, J., Perren, S., Schlesier-Michel, A., Sticca, F., Sierau, S., Klein, A. M., Steinbeis, N., von Klitzing, K. & White, L.O. (2019). Getting less than their fair share: Maltreated youth are hyper-cooperative yet vulnerable to exploitation in a Public Goods Game. Developmental Science, 22 (3): e12765.

Keil, J., Brendler, V., Sachse, C., Zülke, A., Zeynalova, S., Engel, C., Loeffler, M., Riedel-Heller, S.G., König, H.-H., Stengler, K. (2019). Geschlechterspezifische Inanspruchnahme von Gesundheitsleistungen in einer urbanen Erwachsenenpopulation. Das Gesundheitswesen.

Keil, J., Michel, A., Sticca, F., Leipold, K., Klein, A. M., Sierau, S., von Klitzing, K., & White, L.O. (2017). The Pizzagame: A virtual public goods game to assess cooperative behavior in children and adolescents. Behavior Research Methods, 49(4): 1432-1443.


White, L. O., Ising, M., von Klitzing, K., Sierau, S., Michel, A., Klein, A.M., Andreas, A., Keil, J., Quintero, L., Müller-Myhsok, B., Uhr, M., Gausche, R, Manly, J.T., Crowley, M.J. Kirschbaum, C. & Stalder, C. (2017). Reduced hair cortisol after maltreatment mediates externalizing symptoms in middle childhood and adolescence. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58(9): 998-1007.

Sierau, S., Brand, T., Manly, J. T., Schlesier-Michel, A., Klein, A. M., Andreas, A., Quintero Garzón, L.; Keil, J.; Binser, M. J.; von Klitzing, K., White, L. O. (2016). A Multisource Approach to Assessing Child Maltreatment from Records, Caregivers, and Children. Child Maltreatment. 22(1): 45-57.

White, L. O., Klein, A. M., Kirschbaum, C., Kurz-Adam, M., Uhr, M., Müller-Myhsok, B., Hoffmann, K., Sierau, S., Michel, A., Stalder, T., Horlich, J., Keil, J., Resch, L., Andreas, A., Binser, M., Costa, A., Neudecker, E., Giourges, E., Wolf, C., Scheuer, S., Ising, M., & von Klitzing, K. (2015). Analyzing pathways from childhood maltreatment to internalizing symptoms and disorders in children and adolescents (AMIS): A study protocol. BMC Psychiatry, 15, 126.

Michel, A., Keil, J., Andreas, A., White, L.O., Sierau, S., Costa, A., Kurz-Adam, M., Tsapos, N., & Klein, A. (2014). Folgen von Vernachlässigung im Kindes - und Jugendalter. Monatsschrift Kinderheilkunde, 162 (12), 1090-1096.

Lang, T., Hämmerling, A., Haunstein, S., Keil, J., Nadler, R., & Schmidt, A. (2014). Migrants' capacities and expectations: Empirical results concerning return migration. Return migration to Central and Eastern Europe—Transnational migrants' perspectives and local businesses' needs, 7-46.

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