andras molnar

PHD STUDENT, CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

EMAIL: ANDRASM@ANDREW.CMU.EDU


"Most of the things that affect our welfare happen in our minds: we dwell on successes and failures, the past and the future, relationships, fears, regrets, disappointments and triumphs, whether we have fulfilled our goals, and whether other people like and respect us."

My research focuses on various aspects of belief-based utility, especially those related to information disclosure and self-image. I study the psychological background and the economic consequences of these phenomena, their effects on well-being, and their implications for business and public policy.

When and why do we care about what others believe? How do our beliefs about ourselves and about others affect our well-being and actions? Why do we want to feel understood by others, and explain our feelings and choices to our peers? Also, what drives us to seek and disclose information about themselves?


Find out more about my projects here.



WHEN NOT THINKING ABOUT HIS NEXT PROJECT, ANDRAS IS A PASSIONATE URBAN EXPLORER, A HISTORY ENTHUSIAST, A VOCIFEROUS COMMENTATOR OF POLITICS, AN AVID CHEF, AND AN ASPIRANT GUITAR PLAYER