Dr. Ljubica Chatman is a Senior Research Associate at the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution at Teachers College. Chatman, a social and cognitive psychologist, studies the creation of shared memories, agency and shared reality; most recently looking at how these affect conflict. She is currently working on a project exploring how to create constructive conversations about controversial topics, particularly looking at the psychological variable integrative complexity. Her recent publications include Social Cognition in the Internet Age: Same as it Ever Was? and We're Not Burning Down the House: Synthesizing Pre-Internet, Current Findings, and Future Research on Social Cognition and Being Online.
Dr. Chatman has a B.A. and a Ph.D. in psychology from Columbia University. She wrote her dissertation on the impact of sense control on memory in which she found that greater perceived control resulted in better recall.