Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences


Bertram F. Malle earned Master’s degrees in philosophy/linguistics (1987) and psychology (1989) at the University of Graz, Austria.  After coming to the United States in 1990, he received his Ph.D. at Stanford University in 1995 and joined the University of Oregon Psychology Department.  Since 2008 he is Professor in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University.  He received the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP) Outstanding Dissertation award, an NSF CAREER award, and is co-recipient of the 2019 SESP Scientific Impact Award. He is past president of the Society of Philosophy and Psychology and a Fellow of SESP, APS, SPSP, and the Cognitive Science Society.  Malle’s research focuses on moral psychology, social cognition, and human-machine interaction.  He has published over 170 scientific papers and several books, including: Intentions and intentionality (with L. J. Moses and D. A. Baldwin, eds.), MIT Press, 2001; How the Mind Explains Behavior, MIT Press, 2004; and Other minds (with S. D. Hodges, eds.), Guilford Press, 2005, and Handbook of Moral Psychology (with P. Robbins, eds), Cambridge University Press (in press).

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