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Corey Cusimano’s research investigates everyday metacognition, and in particular, how people conceptualize and evaluate the process of reasoning to form a judgment or make a choice. He has investigated how consumers’ values affect the way they gather and interpret new information, judge the beliefs and opinions of others, and try to manage their own emotions and desires. He also studies the relationship between morality and consumer behavior, including what motivates consumers to volunteer and donate to charity and how consumers evaluate corporate behavior.

Before coming to Yale SOM, Cusimano was a postdoctoral scholar in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. He holds a PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2019
BA, UNC Chapel Hill, 2011

Selected Works


Reconciling scientific and commonsense values to improve reasoning
C. Cusimano, and T. Lombrozo
Trends in Cognitive Sciences
Volume 25, pp. 937-949


People judge others to have more voluntary control over beliefs than they themselves do
C. Cusimano, and G. Goodwin
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Volume 119, pp. 999-1029