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.
- Causal Attribution
- Person Perception
- Sexuality, Sexual Orientation
- Social Cognition
- 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.
- Advanced Social Psychology
- Experimental Psychology
- Introduction to Social Psychology
- Research Methods
Megan Nicole Kozak
Department of Psychology
41 Park Row
New York, New York 10038
- Phone: (212) 346-1796