Max is interested in understanding the ways in which people see themselves and their social world. Specifically, Max explores if and when self and others’ perceptions converge, why perceptions fail to converge, and whether shared reality has consequences for the self or other people. For example, do people know what they are like? Are some people better judges of character than others? Is self-knowledge adaptive?
Barranti, M., Carlson, E. N., & Cote, S. (In press) How to test questions about similarity in personality and social psychology research: Description and empirical demonstration of response surface analysis. Social Psychological and Personality Science. PDF Supplemental Materials
Barranti, M., Carlson, E. N., & Furr, R. M. (2016). Disagreement about moral character is linked to interpersonal costs. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7, 806-817. PDF
Helzer, E. G., M., Fleeson, W., Furr, R. M., Meindl, P., & Barranti, M. (2016). Once a utilitarian, consistently a utilitarian? Examining principledness in moral judgment via the robustness of individual differences Journal of Personality.
Carlson, E. N. & Barranti, M. (2015) The Accuracy of Metaperceptions: Do People Know How Others Perceive Them? In J. A. Hall, M. S. Mast, T. V. & West (Eds.), The Social Psychology of Perceiving Others Accurately. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press.
Helzer, E. G., Furr, R. M., Hawkins , A., Barranti, M., Blackie, L. E. R., & Fleeson, W. (2014). Agreement on the perception of moral character. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40, 1698-1710.