Ajay Satpute

Ajay Satpute is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Pomona College. He earned his B.A. in Psychology from Trinity University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Professor Satpute researches the categorization of subjective experiences and how the gap between subjective and objective can be bridged.

Representative Publications

Lindquist, Kristen A., Ajay B. Satpute, and Maria Gendron. “Does Language do More than Communicate Emotion?.” Current Directions in Psychological Science 24.2 (2015): 99-108.

Spunt, Robert P., Ajay B. Satpute, and Matthew D. Lieberman. “Identifying the what, why, and how of an observed action: an fMRI study of mentalizing and mechanizing during action observation.” Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 23.1 (2011): 63-74.

Tabibnia, Golnaz, Ajay B. Satpute, and Matthew D. Lieberman. “The sunny side of fairness: Preference for fairness activates reward circuitry (and disregarding unfairness activates self-control circuitry).” Psychological Science 19.4 (2008): 339-347.

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