Assistant Professor

Office phone: (773) 834-1363
Fax: (773) 702-0886
Office: Kelly Hall 411
Labs: Green Hall 301, 303, 305


Jasmin Cloutier joined the faculty of the University of Chicago in 2010 as an Assistant Professor in Psychology.  He previously was a postdoctoral associate at Tufts University and M.I.T. (2008-2010), and received his PhD in Psychology and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College (2003-2008). His work focuses on various aspects of person perception, using the methods and perspectives of social cognition and social neuroscience.

Research Interests

  • Social categorization and stereotyping from faces

  • The neural substrates of person perception

  • The influence of context and person-knowledge on person perception

Selected Publications

Cloutier, J., & Gyurovski, I. I. (2014). Ventral Medial Prefrontal Cortex and Person Evaluation: Forming Impressions of Others Varying in Financial and Moral Status. NeuroImage, 100, 535-543.

Cloutier, J., Li T. & Correll, J. (2014). The impact of childhood experience on amygdala response to perceptually familiar black and white faces. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26, 1992-1994.

Cloutier, J., Freeman, J.B., & Ambady, N. (2014). Investigating the Early Stages of Person Perception: The Asymmetry of Social Categorization by Sex vs. Age. PLOS One.

Cloutier, J. & Gyurovski, I. (2013). Intraparietal Sulcus Activity During Explicit Self-Referential Social Status Judgments about Others. International Journal of Psychological Research, 6 (Special Issue on Social Neuroscience), 68-79.

Cloutier, J., Norman, G. J., Li T. & Berntson, G.G. (2013). Person perception and autonomic nervous system response: The costs and benefits of possessing a high social status.Biological Psychology, 92, 301-305.

Cloutier, J. Ambady, N., Meagher, T., & Gabrieli, J. D. E. (2012). The neural substrates of person perception: spontaneous use of financial and moral status knowledge. Neuropsychologia, 50, 2371-2376.

Cloutier, J., Gabrieli, J. D. E., O’Young, D., & Ambady, N. (2011). The neural substrates underlying violations of social expectations: When people are not what we expect them to be. NeuroImage, 15, 583-588. 

Cloutier, J., Kelley, W. M., & Heatherton, T. F. (2011). The influence of perceptual and knowledge-based familiarity on the neural substrates of face perception. Social Neuroscience, 6, 63-75.

Cloutier, J., Heatherton, T.F., Whalen, P.J., & Kelley, W.M. (2008). Are attractive people rewarding? Sex differences in the neural substrates of facial attractiveness. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 20, 941-951.

Cloutier, J., Turk, D., & Macrae, C. N. (2008). Extracting information from faces: The neural substrates of gaze detection and sex categorization. Social Neuroscience, 3, 69-78.  

Cloutier, J., & Macrae, C. N. (2008). Self-involvement and the cognitive status of things past. Consciousness & Cognition, 17, 125-135.

Cloutier, J., Mason, M. F., & Macrae, C. N. (2005). The perceptual determinants of person construal: Reopening the social-cognitive toolbox. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 88, 885-894.