Social Cognitive Science Research Center | Brown University
Measures Developed in our Lab

  1. Multi-Dimensional Measure of Trust (MDMT)
  2. Current Version:
    Previous Version:
    • Developed in: Ullman, D. A., and Malle, B. F. (2018).
    • MDMT1 : 20-item four-dimensional trust scale
    • Download supplementary document to above article, describing development of MDMT Version 1

  3. 5-Dimensional Measure of
    Mind Inference (MI5)

  4. Short Assessment of Mental State Inferences from Social Interaction (SAMSI)


Ullman, D., & Malle, B. F. (2019). Measuring gains and losses in human-robot trust: Evidence for differentiable components of trust. In Proceedings of the 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, 618-619.

Ullman, D., & Malle, B. F. (2018). What does it mean to trust a robot? Steps toward a multidimensional measure of trust. Companion of the 2018 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI ’18 (pp. 263–264). New York, NY: ACM. doi:10.1145/3173386.3176991


Malle B. F. (2019). How many dimensions of mind perception really are there? In A. K. Goel, C. M. Seifert, & C. Freksa (Eds.), Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2268-2274). Montreal, QB: Cognitive Science Society.


Begeer, S., Malle, B. F., Nieuwland, M., & Keysar, B. (2010).  Using theory of mind to represent and take part in social interactions:  Comparing individuals with high-functioning autism and typically developing controls. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 7, 104-122.