Pranjal H. Mehta

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Management

BA Williams College, 1999; PhD Social and Personality Pychology, University of Texas at Austin, 2007

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Pranjal Mehta

Office
722 Uris

Phone
212-851-0489

E-mail
pm2482@columbia.edu

Fax
212-854-3778

Teaching and research interest

Professor Mehta’s research focuses on social conflict, leadership, and economic decision-making. He uses theories and approaches from the behavioral and social sciences, behavioral endocrinology (hormones), and social neuroscience (functional brain imaging). His research provides unique insights into how our biological systems (e.g., testosterone levels) and the environment work together to influence social behavior (e.g., aggression, cooperation, competitive behavior) and decision-making (e.g., financial decisions, risk-taking). Professor Mehta teaches the Managerial Negotiations course.

Courses taught

Journal articles

When are low testosterone levels advantageous? The moderating role of individual versus intergroup competition In Hormones and Behavior (2009)
Author(s): Pranjal Mehta, Elizabeth V. Wuehrmann, Robert A. Josephs

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The Social Endocrinology of Dominance: Basal Testosterone Predicts Cortisol Changes and Behavior Following Victory and Defeat In Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (2008)
Author(s): Pranjal Mehta, Amanda C. Jones, Robert A. Josephs

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Testosterone change after losing predicts the decision to compete again In Hormones and Behavior (2006)
Author(s): Pranjal Mehta, Robert A. Josephs

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The Mismatch Effect: When Testosterone and Status Are at Odds In Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (2006)
Author(s): Robert A. Josephs, Jennifer Guinn Sellers, Matthew L. Newman, Pranjal Mehta

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Working Papers

People with Power Are Better Liars Working Paper (2009)
Author(s): Andy J. Yap, Brian J. Lucas, Pranjal Mehta

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