Publications

Preprints

Barrick, E.M., Barasch, A., & Tamir, D.I. (2020). The unexpected social consequences of diverting attention to our phones. PsyArXiv.
PsyArXiv

Thornton, M.A., Rmus, M., & Tamir, D.I. (2020). Mental state dynamics explain the origin of mental state concepts. PsyArXiv.
PsyArXiv

Mobasser, A., Vijayakumar, N., Tamir, D.I., & Pfeifer, J.H. (2019). Intrinsic value of self-disclosure across adolescence. PsyArXiv.
PsyArXiv

 

In Press

Thornton, M.A., Wolf, S., Reilly, B.J., Slingerland, E.G., & Tamir, D.I. (in press). The 3d Mind Model characterizes how people understand mental states across modern and historical cultures. Affective Science.
PsyArXiv

 

2022

Rubin-McGregor, J., Zhao, Z., & Tamir, D. I. (2022). Simulation induces durable, extensive changes to self-knowledge. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 98, 104229.
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2021

Barrick, E.M., Thornton, M.A., & Tamir, D. I. (2021). Mask exposure during COVID-19 changes emotional face processing. PLoS ONE.
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Black, J.E., Barnes, J.L., Oatley, K., Tamir, D.I., Dodell-Feder, D., Richter, T., & Mar, R.A. Stories and Their Role in Social Cognition. Handbook of Empirical Literary Studies, edited by Donald Kuiken and Arthur M. Jacobs, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2021, pp. 229-250.
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Mildner, J.N., & Tamir, D.I. (2021). The people around you are inside your head: Social context shapes spontaneous thought. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
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Sachs, M.E., FeldmanHall, O., Tamir, D.I. (2021). Clarifying the link between music and social bonding by measuring prosociality in context. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 44, E90.
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Thornton, M. A., & Tamir, D.I. (2021). People accurately predict the transition probabilities between actions. Science Advances. 7(9).
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Thornton, M.A., & Tamir, D.I. (2021). Six dimensions describe action understanding: the ACT-FASTaxonomy. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
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Thornton, M. A., & Tamir, D. I. The Organization of Social Knowledge Is Tuned for Prediction. The Neural Basis of Mentalizing, edited by Michael Gilead and Kevin N. Ochsner, Springer, 2021, pp. 283-298.
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Weaverdyck, M. E., Thornton, M. A., & Tamir, D. (2021). The representational structure of mental states generalizes across target people and stimulus modalities. Neuroimage, 238. 
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2020

Thornton, M.A., & Tamir, D.I. (2020). Perceiving actions before they happen: Psychological dimensions scaffold neural action prediction. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.
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Zhao, Z., Thornton, M.A., & Tamir, D.I. (2020). Accurate emotion prediction in dyads and groups and its potential social benefits. Emotion.
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Thornton, M.A., & Tamir, D.I. (2020). People represent mental states in terms of rationality, social impact, and valence: Validating the 3d Mind Model. Cortex, 125, 44-59.
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Zhao, Z., Mildner, J., & Tamir, D.I. (2020). Successful simulation requires bridging levels of abstraction. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 43, E152.
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2019

John, L.K., Slepian, M., & Tamir, D.I. (2019). Editorial overview: Tales of two motives: Disclosure and concealment. Current Opinions in Psychology, 31, 1–4
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Jolly, E.P.*, Tamir, D.I.*, Burum, B., & Mitchell, J.P. (2019). Wanting without enjoying: The social value of sharing experiences. PLoS ONE, 14(4), e0215318.
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Lerner, A.J., Wassermann, E.M., & Tamir, D.I. (2019). Seizures from Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation 2012-2016: Results of a survey of active laboratories and clinics. Clinical Neurophysiology130(8), 1409–1416.
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Meyer, M.L., Waytz, A.G.*, Hershfield, H.E.*, Mildner, J., & Tamir, D.I. (2019). Creative expertise is associated with transcending the here and now. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 116(4), 483–494.
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Meyer, M.L., Zhao, Z., & Tamir, D.I. (2019). Simulating other people changes the self. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 148(11), 1898–1913.
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Mildner, J. & Tamir, D.I. (2019). Spontaneous thought as an unconstrained memory process. Trends in Neurosciences, 42(11), 763–777.
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Thornton, M.A., Weaverdyck, M.E, & Tamir, D.I. (2019). The social brain automatically predicts others’ future mental states. Journal of Neuroscience39(1), 140–148. 
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Thornton, M.A., Weaverdyck, M.E., & Tamir, D. (2019). The brain represents people as the mental states they habitually experience. Nature Communications, 10(1), 2291.
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Thornton, M.A., Weaverdyck, M.E., Mildner, J., & Tamir, D.I. (2019). People represent their own mental states more distinctly than those of others. Nature Communications, 10, 2117.
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2018

Dodell-Feder, D. & Tamir, D.I. (2018). Fiction reading has a small positive impact on social cognition: A meta-analysis. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 147(11), 1713–1727.
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Tamir, D.I. & Hughes, B.L. (2018). Social rewards: From basic social building blocks to complex social behavior. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 13(6), 700–717.
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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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2018.01.006
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Tamir, D.I.* & Thornton, M.A.* (2018). Modeling the predictive social mind. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 22(3), 201–212.
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2017

Thornton, M.A. & Tamir, D.I. (2017). Mental models accurately predict emotion transitions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(23), 5982–5987.
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Won, A.S., Shriram, K., & Tamir, D.I. (2017). Social distance increases perceived physical distance. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 9(3), 372–380.
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2016

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.
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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.
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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.
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2015

Meshi, D.*, Tamir, D.I.*, & Heekeren, H.R. (2015). The emerging neuroscience of social media. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 19(12), 771–782.
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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.
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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.
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Waytz, A.G., Hershfield, H.E.*, & Tamir, D.I.* (2015). Mental simulation and meaning in life. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 108(2), 336–355.
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2008 - 2014

Tamir, D.I. & Mitchell, J.P. (2013). Anchoring and adjustment during social inferences. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 142(1), 151–162. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0028232
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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. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1202129109
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Tamir, D.I. & Mitchell, J.P. (2011). The default network distinguishes construals of proximal versus distal events. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience23(10), 2945–2955. https://doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_00009
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Tamir, D.I. & Mitchell, J.P. (2010). The neural correlates of anchoring-and-adjustment during mentalizing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences107(24), 10827–10832. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1003242107
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Engelmann, J.B. & Tamir, D. (2009). Individual differences in risk preference predict neural responses during financial decision-making. Brain Research1290, 28–51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainres.2009.06.078
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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(12), 1035–1041. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2008.07.025
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