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Megan Nicole Kozak

Megan Nicole Kozak

My work examines the process of mind attribution -- the manner in which people make judgments about the mental states and capacities of others. In past work, I have looked at the role that liking for a person plays in this process. Specifically, we have found that there is a strong linear relationship between mind attribution and liking. That is, the more a person has positive feelings for another individual or group of people, the more she/he will attribute mental states such as intention, cognition, and emotion to that person or group. My most recent project is exploring how perceived threat may influence the mind attribution process.

Primary Interests:

  • Causal Attribution
  • Person Perception
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation
  • Social Cognition

Journal Articles:

  • Kozak, M., Marsh, A. A., & Wegner, D. M. (2006). What do I think you are doing? Action identification and mind attribution. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 90, 543-555.
  • Kozak, M. N., Sternglanz, R. W., Wegner, D. M, & Viswanathan, U. (in press). The role of thought suppression in building mental blocks. Consciousness and Cognition.
  • Marsh, A., Kozak, M. N., & Ambady, N. (2007). Accurate identification of fear facial expressions predicts prosocial behavior. Emotion, 7, 239-251.
  • Wegner, D. M., Wenzlaff, R. M., & Kozak, M. N. (2003). Dream rebound: The return of suppressed thoughts in dreams. Psychological Science, 15(4), 232-236.

Courses Taught:

  • Advanced Social Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Research Methods

Megan Nicole Kozak
Department of Psychology
Pace University
41 Park Row
New York, New York 10038
United States

  • Phone: (212) 346-1796

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