My research is focused on understanding the psychology of risk, including gambling and antisocial conduct, and is extensively informed by evolutionary theory. I am particularly interested in applying the framework of risk-sensitivity theory to broadly understanding decision-making under risk.
I have received grants, awards, and honors from several different organizations, including the Governor General of Canada, the Canadian Psychological Association, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada, the Alberta Gaming Research Institute, and the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre, among others.
- Applied Social Psychology
- Judgment and Decision Making
- Organizational Behavior
- Personality, Individual Differences
- Social Cognition
- Mishra, S., & Fiddick, L. (in press). Beyond gains and losses: The effect of need on risky choice in framed decisions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
- Mishra, S., Gregson, M., & Lalumière, M. L. (2012). Framing effects and risk-sensitive decision making. British Journal of Psychology, 103, 83-97.
- Mishra, S., & Lalumière, M. L. (2011). Individual differences in risk-propensity: Associations between personality and behavioral measures of risk. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 869-873.
- Mishra, S., Logue, D. M., Abiola, I., & Cade, W. H. (2011). Developmental environment affects risk-acceptance in the hissing cockroach, Gromphadorhina portentosa. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 125, 40-47.
- Mishra, S., Lalumière, M. L., Morgan, M., & Williams, R. J. (2011). An examination of the relationship between gambling and antisocial behavior. Journal of Gambling Studies, 27, 409-426.
- Mishra, S., & Lalumière, M. L. (2010). You can't always get what you want: The motivational effect of need on risk-sensitive decision-making. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 605-611.
- Mishra, S., Lalumière, M. L., & Williams, R. J. (2010). Gambling as a form of risk-taking: Individual differences in personality, risk-accepting attitudes, and behavioral preferences for risk. Personality and Individual Differences, 49, 616-621.
- Mishra, S., & Lalumière, M. L. (2009). Is the crime drop of the 1990s in Canada and the USA associated with a general decline in risky and health-related behaviors? Social Science and Medicine, 68, 39-48.
- Mishra, S., Clark, A. P., & Daly, M. (2007). One woman’s behavior affects the attractiveness of others. Evolution and Human Behavior, 28, 145-149.
- Mishra, S., & Lalumière, M. L. (2008). Risk taking, antisocial behavior, and life histories. In J. Duntley & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Evolutionary forensic psychology: Darwinian foundations of crime and law (pp. 176-197). New York: Oxford University Press.
- Lalumière, M. L., Mishra, S., & Harris, G. T. (2008). In cold blood: The evolution of psychopathy. In J. Duntley & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Evolutionary forensic psychology: Darwinian foundations of crime and law (pp. 139-159). New York: Oxford University Press.
- Introduction to Organizational Behavior
- Methods and Statistics
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