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Claudia Toma

Claudia Toma

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Group decision making: My research interest is concerned with how group members strategically share and use their information in group decision making. I examine the role of cooperation and competition in information withholding and preference confirmation, especially in hidden profiles. The results of our studies support a motivated information processing approach to group decision making.

Egocentric biases in judgment: I'm also interested to understand how interactions with interdependent or similar others influence various egocentric biases like social projection and illusion of transparency. In this context, my colleagues and I showed that people project more their attributed traits into a target when they anticipate cooperation, rather than competition. We have also shown that people project mainly on those traits that ensure positive outcomes suggesting that social projection is a motivated process.

Primary Interests:

  • Group Processes
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Social Cognition

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Courses Taught:

  • Group Dynamics
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Methods in Social Psychology
  • Multiculturality and diversity
  • Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • Psychology of Change: Attitudes and Persuasion
  • Psychology of Socio-Cognitive Development
  • The Psychology of Negotiation
  • Work Group Psychology
  • Phone: +32-2-650-38-35

Claudia Toma
Department Organizations, Work and Human Ressources, Centre Emile Bernheim
Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Managment
50 Av F D Roosevelt
1050 Brussels

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