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, postdoctoral fellow, a full-time research specialist please contact me.

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]