Daniel Ames is the Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Professor of Business in the Management Division at Columbia Business School. His research focuses on social judgment and behavior. He examines how people judge themselves as well as the individuals and groups around them (e.g., impression formation, stereotyping). He also studies the consequences of these judgments on interpersonal dynamics, including prosocial behaviors (e.g., trust, cooperation, helping) and competitive interactions (e.g., negotiations, conflict, aggression). A central aspect of this work is how people “read minds” to make inferences — whether right or wrong — about what others think, want, and feel.