Hi there, I'm Adani!



I’m a master’s student in Psychology at the University of Munich (LMU).

I’m interested in how children come to understand and obtain knowledge about the world, and how they produce corresponding explanations. What role do explanation-seeking curiosity and exploration play in these processes, and what does that teach us about human intelligence?

Relatedly, I’m also curious about how we can encourage curiosity and playful exploration in formal and informal learning environments, especially in relation to science subjects. What are ways to design and use learning technologies to provide students with personalized and engaging learning experiences?

In my free time, I sometimes blog and dabble in small webdesign / data viz / misc. coding projects. I also always enjoy exchanging ideas with others, so please don’t hesitate to reach out!


Jun 23, 2022 My fellow students and I are currently running a survey on Need for Cognition (NFC) – participation only takes 1-2 minutes: https://www.soscisurvey.de/Assessment_questionnaire/
May 16, 2022 I have been selected to join the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) as a student fellow and merit scholarship grantee!

Research Activity

For a complete list, see my research page or my CV.

  1. Research Report
    COVID-19-Sorglosigkeitsstudie [COVID-19-Carefreeness Study] (in press)
    Abutto, A. B.Waller, G., and Bernath, J.
    Zürich: Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften. 2022
  1. B.Sc. Thesis
    More Than Just Fun and Games? An Investigation of the Link Between Video Game Play and Cognitive, Perceptual, and Attentional Skills
    Abutto, A. B.
    Sep 2021