Marianne Schmid Mast
Marianne Schmid Mast
|Education||University of Zurich Ph.D. in Psychology, 2000|
|Fields||Organizational Behavior, Psychology|
|Institutions||University of Lausanne 2014– |
University of Neuchâtel 2006–2014
University of Fribourg 2005–2006
|Doctoral advisor||Prof. Dr. N. Bischof|
Marianne Schmid Mast is Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC) of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
Marianne Schmid Mast was born in Olten (Switzerland) and did her primary school in Däniken, Solothurn. When she was 10, her family moved to Oberkulm and she went to Bezirksschule Unterkulm and then to Handelsschule (Alte KantonSchule Aarau) in Aarau. After receiving her business diploma, she completed her Matura in economics at the École Supérieure de Commerce in Neuchâtel. She worked for a computer company for a year, and later on she spent half a year traveling in Brazil. She then started medical school at the University of Zurich to discover that her passion is in Psychology. This is when she started to study psychology at the University of Zurich. She was always interested in understanding the interpersonal interactions at work which led her to become a full professor of organizational behavior at the University of Lausanne. Marianne Schmid Mast is married and has two sons. The family lives in Pully.
Marianne Schmid Mast received her Master in Psychology in 1996 and her Ph.D. in psychology in 2000, both from University of Zurich. She then continued her research at Northeastern University, Boston, USA, in the Social and Personality Psychology Area, working with Judith A. Hall. Back in Switzerland at the University of Zurich in Social and Health Psychology, she was appointed assistant professor in Social Psychology at the University of Fribourg. In 2006 she became a full professor of Personnel Psychology at the Department of Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Neuchatel and she was appointed full professor of Organizational Behavior at the Faculty of Business and Economics, HEC, at the University of Lausanne, in August 2014. She currently is an associate editor of the Journal of Nonverbal Behavior and a member of the editorial board of the journal Leadership Quarterly. In 2018, she was nominated as one of the 50 most influential living psychologists worldwide  and has been appointed a Fellow of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, as well as a Division 8 Fellow of the American Psychology Association (APA) for her extraordinary, distinctive and longstanding contributions to the science of personality and social psychology.
Her research addresses how individuals in power hierarchies interact with others, how they perceive their social interaction partners, and how they communicate (verbally and nonverbally). Moreover, she studies how first impressions affect interpersonal interactions and evaluations and how people form accurate impressions of others. One aspect of her research is concerned with how physician communication affects patient outcomes. She uses immersive virtual environment technology to investigate interpersonal behavior and communication as well as computer-based automatic sensing to analyze nonverbal behavior in social interactions.
Marianne Schmid Mast has created her immersive virtual reality laboratory when she was at the University of Neuchâtel in 2006. In 2014, the laboratory was moved with her to the Faculty of Business and Economics, HEC, at the University of Lausanne and is subsequently known under the name of Interpersonal Behavior Laboratory. She uses immersive virtual reality for the study of human social interaction behavior and for interpersonal skills training.
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Muralidhar, S., Nguyen, L. S., Frauendorfer, D., Odobez, J. M., Schmid Mast, M., & Gatica-Perez, D. (2016, October). Training on the job: Behavioral analysis of job interviews in hospitality. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (pp. 84–91). ACM. doi:10.1145/2993148.2993191
Latu, I. M. & Schmid Mast, M. (2016). Male interviewers' nonverbal dominance predicts lower evaluations of female applicants in simulated job interviews. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 15 (3), 116–124. doi:10.1027/1866-5888/a000159
Carrard, V., Schmid Mast, M., & Cousin, G. (2016). Beyond "One Size Fits All": Physician nonverbal adaptability to patients' need for paternalism and its positive consultation outcomes. Health Communication, 31(11), 1327–1333. doi:10.1080/10410236.2015.1052871
Cousin, G., & Schmid Mast, M. (2016). Trait-agreeableness influences individual reactions to a physician's affiliative behavior in a simulated bad news delivery. Health Communication, 31(3), 320–327. doi:10.1080/10410236.2015.1007827
Murphy, N., Schmid Mast, M., & Hall, J. A. (2016). Nonverbal self-accuracy: Individual differences in knowing one’s own social interaction behavior. Personality and Individual Differences, 101, 30–34. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.05.023
Bombari, D., Schmid Mast, M., Cañadas, E., & Bachmann, M., (2015). Studying social interactions through immersive virtual environment technology: Virtues, pitfalls, and future challenges. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 869. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00869
Bourquin, C., Stiefel, F., Schmid Mast, M., Bonvin, R., & Berney, A. (2015). Well, you have hepatic metastases: Use of technical language by medical students in simulated patient interviews. Patient Education and Counseling, 98(3), 323–330. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2014.11.017
Carrard, V., & Schmid Mast, M. (2015). Physician behavioral adaptability: A model to outstrip a “one size fits all” approach. Patient Education and Counseling, 98(10), 1243–1247. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2015.07.028
Frauendorfer, D., Schmid Mast, M., Sanchez-Cortes, D., & Gatica-Perez, D. (2015). Emergent power hierarchies and group performance. International Journal of Psychology, 50(5), 392–396. doi:10.1002/ijop.12102
Frauendorfer, D., Schmid Mast, M., & Sutter, C. (2015). To include or not to include? Accuracy of personality judgements from resumes with and without photographs. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 74(4), 207–215. doi:10.1024/1421-0185/a000163
Hall, J. A., Goh, J. X., Schmid Mast, M., & Hagedorn, C. (2015). Individual differences in accurately assessing personality from text. Journal of Personality. Advance online publication. doi:10.1111/jopy.12170
Hall, J. A., Roter, D. L., Blanch-Hartigan, D., Schmid Mast, M., & Pitegoff, C. A. (2015). How patient-centered do female physicians need to be? Analogue patients’ satisfaction with male and female physicians’ identical behaviors. Health Communication, 30(9), 894–900. doi:10.1080/10410236.2014.900892
Hall, J. A., Schmid Mast, M., & Latu I. M. (2015). The vertical dimension of social relations and accurate interpersonal perception: A meta-analysis. The Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 39(2), 131–163. doi:10.1007/s10919-014-0205-1
Latu, I. M., Schmid Mast, M., & Stewart, T. (2015). Gender biases in (inter)action: The role of interviewers’ and applicants’ implicit and explicit stereotypes in predicting women’s job interview outcomes. Psychology of Women Quarterly. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0361684315577383
Murphy, N. A., Hall, J. A., Schmid Mast, M., Ruben, M. A., Frauendorfer, D., Blanch-Hartigan, D., Roter, D. L., & Nguyen, L. (2015). Reliability and validity of nonverbal thin slices in social interactions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41(2), 199–213. doi:10.1177/0146167214559902
Schmid Mast, M., Gatica-Perez, D., Frauendorfer, D., Nguyen, L., & Choudhury, T. (2015) Social sensing for psychology: Automated interpersonal behavior assessment. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 24(2), 154–160. doi:10.1177/0963721414560811
Frauendorfer, D., Schmid Mast, M., Nguyen, L., & Gatica-Perez, D. (2014). Nonverbal social sensing in action: Unobtrusive recording and extracting of nonverbal behavior in social interactions illustrated with a research example. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 38(2), 231–245. doi:10.1007/s10919-014-0173-5
Klöckner Cronauer, C., & Schmid Mast, M. (2014). Hostile sexist male patients and female doctors: A challenging encounter. The Patient: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, 7(1), 37–45. doi:10.1007/s40271-013-0025-0
Nguyen, L. S., D., Frauendorfer, D., Schmid Mast, M., & Gatica-Perez, D. (2014). Hire me: Computational inference of hirability in employment interviews based on nonverbal behavior. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 16(4), 1018–1031. doi:10.1109/TMM.2014.2307169
Bombari, D., Schmid, P. C., Schmid Mast, M., Birri, S., Mast, F. W., & Lobmaier, J. S. (2013). Emotion recognition: The role of featural and configural face information. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66(12), 2426–2442. doi:10.1080/17470218.2013.789065
Bombari, D., Schmid Mast, M., Brosch, T., & Sander, D. (2013). How interpersonal power affects empathic accuracy: Differential roles of mentalizing versus mirroring? Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 375. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2013.00375
Cousin, G., & Schmid Mast, M. (2013). Agreeable patient meets affiliative physician: How physician behavior affects patient outcomes depends on patient personality. Patient Education and Counseling, 90(3), 399–404. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2011.02.010
Cousin, G., Schmid Mast, M., & Jaunin, N. (2013). Finding the right interactional temperature: Do colder patients need more warmth in physician communication style? Social Science & Medicine, 98, 18–23. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.08.034
Frauendorfer, D., & Schmid Mast, M. (2013). Hiring gender-occupation incongruent applicants: The positive impact of recruiter interpersonal sensitivity. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 12, 182–188. doi:10.1027/1866-5888/a000095
Latu, I. M., Schmid Mast, M., Lammers, J., & Bombari, D. (2013). Successful female leaders empower women's behavior in leadership tasks. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49(3), 444–448. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2013.01.003
Sanchez-Cortes, D., Aran, O., Jayagopi, D. B., Schmid Mast, M., & Gatica-Perez, D. (2013). Emergent leaders through looking and speaking: From audio-visual data to multimodal recognition. Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, 7(1), 39–53. doi:10.1007/s12193-012-0101-0
Schmid, P. C. & Schmid Mast, M. (2013). Power increases performance in a social evaluation situation as a result of decreased stress responses. European Journal of Social Psychology, 43(3), 201–211. doi:10.1002/ejsp.1937
Cousin, G., Schmid Mast, M., Roter, D. L., & Hall, J. A. (2012). Concordance between physician communication style and patient attitudes predicts patient satisfaction. Patient Education and Counseling, 87(2), 193–197. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2011.08.004
Sanchez-Cortes, D., Aran, O., Schmid Mast, M., & Gatica-Perez, D. (2012). A nonverbal behavior approach to identify emergent leaders in small groups. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 14, 816–832. doi:10.1109/TMM.2011.2181941
Schmid Mast, M., Jonas, K., Klöckner Cronauer, C., & Darioly, A. (2012). On the importance of the superior’s interpersonal sensitivity for good leadership. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 42(5), 1043–1068. doi:10.1111/j.1559-1816.2011.00852.x
Lu, H., Frauendorfer, D., Rabbi, M., Schmid Mast, M. S., Chittaranjan, G. T., Campbell, A. T., ... & Choudhury, T. (2012, September). StressSense: Detecting stress in unconstrained acoustic environments using smartphones. In Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (pp. 351–360). ACM. doi:10.1145/2370216.2370270
Darioly, A., & Schmid Mast, M. (2011). Facing an incompetent leader: The effects of a nonexpert leader on subordinates’ perception and behaviour. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 20(2), 239–265. doi:10.1080/13594320903429576
Schmid, P. C., Schmid Mast, M., Bombari, D., Mast, F. W., & Lobmaier, J. S. (2011). How mood states affect information processing during facial emotion recognition: An eye tracking study. Swiss Journal of Psychology, Special Issue: Social Cues in Faces, 70(4), 223–231. doi:10.1024/1421-0185/a000060
Schmid Mast, M., Bangerter, A., Bulliard, C., & Aerni, G. (2011). How accurate are recruiters’ first impressions of applicants in employment interviews? International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 19(2), 198–208. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2389.2011.00547.x
Schmid Mast, M., Hall, J. A., Klöckner Cronauer, C., & Cousin, G. (2011). Perceived dominance in physicians: Are female physicians under scrutiny? Patient Education and Counseling, 83(2), 174–179. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2010.06.030
Schulz, P. J., Bangerter, A., & Schmid Mast, M. (2011). Adaptivity in health communication. Studies in Communication Sciences, 11(1), 7–13.
Cousin, G., & Schmid Mast, M. (2010). Les médecins hommes et femmes interagissent de manière différente avec leurs patients: Pourquoi s’en préoccuper? Revue Médicale Suisse, 257(6), 1444–1447.
Klöckner Cronauer, C., & Schmid Mast, M. (2010). Geschlechtsspezifische Aspekte des Gesprächs zwischen Arzt und Patient (Gender-specific aspects of the physician-patient interaction). Rehabilitation, 49(5), 308–314. doi:10.1055/s-0030-1262850
Morina, N., Maier, T., & Schmid Mast, M. (2010). Lost in translation? Psychotherapie unter Einsatz von Dolmetschern. (Psychotherapy using interpreters). Psychotherapie Psychosomatik Medizinische Psychologie, 60(3–4), 104–110. doi:10.1055/s-0029-1202271
Sauer, J., Darioly, A., Schmid Mast, M., Schmid, P. C., & Bischof, N. (2010). A multi-level approach of evaluating crew resource management training: A laboratory-based study examining communication skills as a function of team congruence. Ergonomics, 58(11), 1311–1324. doi:10.1080/00140139.2010.519054
Schmid Mast, M. (2010). Interpersonal behaviour and social perception in a hierarchy: The interpersonal power and behaviour model. European Review of Social Psychology, 21(1), 1–33. doi:10.1080/10463283.2010.486942
Schmid Mast, M., Hall, J. A., & Schmid, P. C. (2010). Wanting to be boss and wanting to be subordinate: Effects on performance motivation. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40(2), 458–472. doi:10.1111/j.1559-1816.2009.00582.x
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