Mirta Galesic

Santa Fe Institute & CSH External Faculty

Mirta Galesic is professor and Cowan Chair in Human Social Dynamics at the Santa Fe Institute. She is also associate researcher at the Harding Center for Risk Literacy at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany. With training in cognitive and social psychology and survey methodology, she studies individual and collective decisions, belief formation and spread, cooperation and conflict, social cognition, and social networks.


Mirta investigates how people understand uncertainty and complexity inherent in many everyday decisions. She builds computational models of belief dynamics and collective problem solving, conducts surveys of beliefs about various issues, experiments with different representations of complex systems and ideas, and analyses themes and sentiments in online discussions.


Mirta received the European Association for Decision Making Jane Beattie award for innovation in decision research.