Diana Tamir

Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab
Department of Psychology
450 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305


Hi. I'm a postdoctoral scholar in the Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab. Using functional neuroimaging and behavioral methods, I study egocentric inferential biases, self-centered communication, and the cognitive and neural mechanisms for escaping our subjective perspective.

Starting September 2015, I am joining the Department of Psychology at Princeton University as an assistant professor. If you are interested in joining my lab next year as a data scientist or postdoctoral fellow, please contact me.

If you are interested in joining the lab as a full-time research specialist, please fill out an application form, which you can find here.

This is my CV



Tamir, D.I., Ward, A.F. (in press). Old Desires, New Media. In W. Hofmann & L. Nordgren (Eds.), The Psychology of Desire. New York: Guilford Press. [pdf]

Waytz, A.G., Hershfield, H.E.*, Tamir, D.I.* (2015). Mental simulation and meaning in life. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 108(2), 336-335.[pdf]

Tamir, D.I., Mitchell, J.P. (2013). Anchoring and adjustment during social inferences. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 142(1), 151-162. [pdf]

Tamir, D.I., Mitchell, J.P. (2012). Disclosing information about the self is intrinsically rewarding. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(21), 8038-8043. [pdf]

Tamir, D.I., Mitchell, J.P. (2011). The default network distinguishes construals of proximal versus distal events. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23(10), 2945-2955. [pdf]

Tamir, D.I., Mitchell, J.P. (2010). The neural correlates of anchoring-and-adjustment during mentalizing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107(24), 10827-10832. [pdf]

Engelmann, J.B., Tamir, D. (2009). Individual differences in risk preference predict neural responses during financial decision-making. Brain Research, 1290: 28-51. [pdf]

Yoon, J.H., Tamir, D., Minzenberg, M.J., Ragland, J.D., Ursu, S., Carter, C.S. (2008). Multivariate pattern analysis of functional magnetic resonance imaging data reveals deficits in distributed representations in schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry, 64, 1035–1041. [pdf]