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Matthew Lieberman

Matthew Lieberman

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My research focuses on social cognitive neuroscience and uses neuroimaging (fMRI) to examine how we make sense of others, ourselves, and the relation between these. More specifically we focus on mentalizing, persuasion and the spread of ideas, empathy, emotion regulation, and self-knowledge. We also focus on the applications of these findings for education, business, and other organizations. For an overview, see my book "Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect".

Primary Interests:

  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Helping, Prosocial Behavior
  • Neuroscience, Psychophysiology
  • Person Perception
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

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Matthew Lieberman
Department of Psychology
Franz Hall, UCLA
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90095-1563
United States of America

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