IDeA is an interdisciplinary research center in Frankfurt, Germany. It was founded in 2008 as part of the LOEWE initiative by the state of Hesse. It is a joint venture of the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF), the Goethe-University Frankfurt, and the Sigmund Freud Institut. The center brings together scientists from various disciplines that co-operatively investigate children’s learning and developmental processes as well as the perspectives of educators, teachers, parents and the actors of educational policy. IDeA incorporates experts from the fields of psychology, educational science, psycholinguistics, neuroscience, sociology and psychoanalysis.