Malia F. Mason

Gantcher Associate Professor of Business

Management

BA from Rice Univeristy, 2000; MA, PhD from Dartmouth College, 2005

Joined CBS in 2007

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Malia Mason

Office
720 Uris

Phone
212-854-1070

E-mail
mfm2139@columbia.edu

Fax
212-854-3778

Teaching and research interest

Malia has two primary lines of research. In her first line of research she examines how the mind manages itself. She is particularly interested in understanding how people intuitively decide where to channel their attention, how deeply to process information and when to shift their attention elsewhere. Her second line of research is devoted to exploring the tactics that people use to understand others’ attitudes and explain their behavior.

Chapters

Mind Reading In The Sage Handbook of Social Cognition (2012)
Author(s): Daniel Ames, Malia Mason

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Mind Perception In The Sage Handbook of Social Cognition (2012)
Author(s): Daniel Ames, Malia Mason

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Strategic Intuition In Handbook of Intuition Research (2011)
Author(s): William Duggan, Malia Mason

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Exploring the Past and Impending Future in the Here and Now: Mind-Wandering in the Default State In Cognitive Science Compendium, vol. 2 (2009)
Author(s): Malia Mason, Moshe Bar, C. Neil Macrae

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Journal articles

Neural substrates of social status inference: Role of medial prefrontal cortex and superior temporal sulcus In Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience (2014)
Author(s): Malia Mason, J. Magee, S. Fiske

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Your Brain at Work In Harvard Business Review (2013)
Author(s): Malia Mason, Adam Waytz

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The powerful size others down: The link between power and estimates of others' size In Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (2013)
Author(s): Andy Yap, Malia Mason, Daniel Ames

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Driver of discontent or escape vehicle: The affective consequences of mindwandering In Frontiers in Perception Science (2013)
Author(s): Malia Mason, K. Brown, R. A. Mar, J. Smallwood

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The effect of mental progression on mood In Journal of experimental psychology. General (2012)
Author(s): Malia Mason, Moshe Bar

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An fMRI Investigation of Racial Paralysis In Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience (2012)
Author(s): Michael Norton, Malia Mason, Joseph Vandello, Andrew Biga, Rebecca Dyer

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How daydreaming relates to life satisfaction, loneliness, and social support: The importance of gender and daydream content In Consciousness and Cognition (2012)
Author(s): R. A. Mar, Malia Mason, A. Litvack

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Specialization in Relational Reasoning: The Efficiency, Accuracy, and Neural Substrates of Social versus Non-Social Inferences In Social Psychological and Personality Science (2010)
Author(s): Malia Mason, Joe Magee, Ko Kuwabara, Louise Nind

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Moral Decisions and Testosterone: When the Ends Justify the Means In Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology (2010)
Author(s): Malia Mason

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Culture, attribution and automaticity: A social cognitive neuroscience view In Social Cognitive Affective Neuroscience (2010)
Author(s): Malia Mason, Michael Morris

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Culture, Attribution and Automaticity: A Social Cognitive Neuroscience View In Social Cognitive Affective Neuroscience (2010)
Author(s): Malia Mason, Michael Morris

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Male susceptibility to attentional capture by power cues In Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (2010)
Author(s): Malia Mason, Shu Zhang, Rebecca Dyer

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When Arnold is "The Terminator," we no longer see him as a man: The temporal determinants of person perception In Experimental Psychology (2010)
Author(s): Kimberly Quinn, Malia Mason, Neil Macrae

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Familiarity and person construal: Individuating knowledge moderates the automaticity of category activation In European Journal of Social Psychology (2009)
Author(s): Kimberly Quinn, Malia Mason, C. Neil Macrae

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Intentionality in intuitive versus analytic processing: Insights from social cognitive neuroscience In Psychological Inquiry (2009)
Author(s): Michael Morris, Malia Mason

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Neural Mechanisms of Social Influence In Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (2009)
Author(s): Malia Mason, Rebecca Dyer, Michael I. Norton

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Perspective-taking from a social neuroscience standpoint In Group Processes and Intergroup Relations (2008)
Author(s): Malia Mason, C. Neil Macrae

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Response to comment on "Wandering Minds: The Default Network and Stimulus-Independent Thought" In Science (2007)
Author(s): Malia Mason

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The Units of Thought In Hippocampus (2007)
Author(s): Moshe Bar, Elissa Aminoff, Malia Mason, Mark Fenske

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On construing others: Category and stereotype activation from facial cues In Social Cognition (2006)
Author(s): Malia Mason, J. Cloutier, C. Neil Macrae

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The Look of Love: Gaze Shifts and Person Perception In Psychological Science (2005)
Author(s): Malia Mason, E. P. Tatkow, C. Neil Macrae

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The perceptual determinants of person construal: reopening the social-cognitive toolbox In Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (2005)
Author(s): J. Cloutier, Malia Mason, C. Neil Macrae

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Thinking about actions: The neural substrates of person knowledge In Cerebral Cortex (2004)
Author(s): Malia Mason, J. Banfield, C. Neil Macrae

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Categorizing and individuating others: The neural substrates of person perception In Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience (2004)
Author(s): Malia Mason, C. Neil Macrae

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Look into my eyes: Gaze direction and person memory In Memory (2004)
Author(s): Malia Mason, Bruce Hood, C. Neil Macrae

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The owl and the pussycat: Gaze cues and visuospatial orienting In Psychonomic Bulletin and Review (2004)
Author(s): S. Quadflieg, Malia Mason, C. Neil Macrae

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Understanding others: The face and person construal In Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (2004)
Author(s): C. Neil Macrae, Kimberly Quinn, Malia Mason, S. Quadflieg

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Weighing the care: patients' perceptions of physician care as a function of gender and weight In International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders (2003)
Author(s): Mikki Hebl, J. Xu, Malia Mason

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Are you looking at me? Eye gaze and person perception In Psychological Science (2002)
Author(s): C. Neil Macrae, Bruce Hood, A. B. Milne, A. C. Rowe, Malia Mason

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CaseWorks

Message in a Bottle:The Negotiation of an Advertising Campaign (A and B): Fall 2013
Author(s): Malia F. Mason, Dana R. Carney, Daniel R. Ames

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The Office: A Question of Fairness: Fall 2013
Author(s): Malia Mason, Joel Brockner

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Seven Continents Petroleum: Fall 2011
Author(s): Ko Kuwabara, Malia Mason

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A Primer on Personal Development: Spring 2008
Author(s): Daniel Ames, Malia Mason, Dana Carney

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Working Papers

Doing What's Best Instead of What's Best for You: Resisting Ethical Temptations (2014)
Author(s): Crystal Reeck, D. Ariely, R. Ludwig, Malia Mason

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When two anchors are better than one: How and why range offers shape negotiation outcomes (2014)
Author(s): Daniel Ames, Malia Mason

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A Lay Theory of Homophily: Relational Information in First Impressions Working Paper (2011)
Author(s): Xi Zou, Malia Mason

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