Lab Director: Diana Tamir, PhD

In Press

Dodell-Feder, D., Tamir, D.I. (in press). Fiction reading has a small positive impact on social cognition: A meta-analysis. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.


Tamir, D.I.*, Thornton, M.A.* (2018). Modeling the predictive social mind. Trends in Cognitive Science, 22(3), 201-212.

Tamir, D.I.*, Templeton, E.M.*, Ward, A.F., Zaki, J. (2018). Media usage diminishes memory for experiences. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 76, 161-168.


Thornton, M.A., Tamir, D.I. (2017). Mental models accurately predict emotion transitions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(23), 5982-5987.

Won, A.S., Shriram, K., Tamir, D.I. (2017). Social distance increases perceived physical distance. Social Psychological and Personality Science.


Todd, A., Simpson, A., Tamir, D.I. (2016). Active perspective taking induces flexible use of self-knowledge during social inferences. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145(12), 1583-1588.

Tamir, D.I.*, Thornton, M.A.*, Contreras, J.M., Mitchell, J.P. (2016). Neural evidence that three dimensions organize mental state representation: rationality, social impact, and valence. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(1), 194-199.

Tamir, D.I., Bricker, A.B., Dodell-Feder, D., Mitchell, J.P. (2016). Reading fiction and reading minds: The role of the default network. Social Cognitive Affective Neuroscience, 11(2), 215-224.


Meshi, D.*, Tamir, D.I.*, Heekeren, H.R. (2015). The emerging neuroscience of social media. Trends in Cognitive Science, 19(12), 771-782.

Tamir, D.I., Zaki, J., Mitchell, J.P. (2015). Informing others is associated with behavioral and neural signatures of value. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144(6), 1114-1123.

Waytz, A.G., Hershfield, H.E.*, Tamir, D.I.* (2015). Mental simulation and meaning in life. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 108(2), 336-335.

Tamir, D.I., Ward, A.F. (2015). Old Desires, New Media. In W. Hofmann & L. Nordgren (Eds.), The Psychology of Desire. New York: Guilford Press.

2014 - 2008

Tamir, D.I., Mitchell, J.P. (2013). Anchoring and adjustment during social inferences. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 142(1), 151-162.

Tamir, D.I., Mitchell, J.P. (2012). Disclosing information about the self is intrinsically rewarding. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,109(21), 8038-8043.

Tamir, D.I., Mitchell, J.P. (2011). The default network distinguishes construals of proximal versus distal events. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23(10), 2945-2955.

Tamir, D.I., Mitchell, J.P. (2010). The neural correlates of anchoring-and-adjustment during mentalizing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107(24), 10827-10832.

Engelmann, J.B., Tamir, D. (2009). Individual differences in risk preference predict neural responses during financial decision-making. Brain Research, 1290: 28-51.

Yoon, J.H., Tamir, D., Minzenberg, M.J., Ragland, J.D., Ursu, S., Carter, C.S. (2008). Multivariate pattern analysis of functional magnetic resonance imaging data reveals deficits in distributed representations in schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry, 64, 1035–1041.