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Malia F. Mason

Malia F. Mason

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I have two major lines of research. The first line of research is devoted to understanding the tactics that people use to make sense of others (e.g., mindreading, perspective-taking, stereotyping) and how the brain mediates social interactions. The second identifies strategies for managing attention and coping with indecision, and explains why the mind is driven to wander despite heroic attempts to task it. I use both brain imaging (fMRI) and traditional experimental techniques to investigate these interests.

Primary Interests:

  • Causal Attribution
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Neuroscience, Psychophysiology
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Person Perception
  • Social Cognition

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Other Publications:

  • Mitchell, J. M., Mason, M. F., Macrae, C. N., & Banaji, M. R. (2006). Thinking about others: The neural substrates of social cognition. In J. Cacioppo (Ed.), Social neuroscience: People thinking about people. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press

Courses Taught:

  • Advanced Seminar in Social Cognition
  • Leadership Development
  • Leadership in Organizations
  • Managerial Negotiations
  • Research Methods

Malia F. Mason
Columbia University
Uris Hall, Room 720
3022 Broadway
New York, New York 10027
United States of America

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