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 at the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University.  He received the Society of Experimental Social Psychology Outstanding Dissertation award, a National Science Foundation CAREER award, and he is past president of the Society of Philosophy and Psychology.  Malle’s research, which has been funded by DARPA, NSF, Army, Templeton Foundation, and Office of Naval Research, focuses on social cognition, moral judgment, and more recently human-robot interaction.  He has published over 120 scientific papers and several books, including: Intentions and intentionality: Foundations of Social Cognition (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.

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