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Biography

Shereen Chaudhry is a scholar of human judgment and decision-making (JDM), with education and research training at the intersection of psychology, economics, and neuroscience. Her research explores the dynamics of social communication—including thanking, apologizing, bragging, and blaming—by applying game theory to better understand how people subtly coordinate (or fail to coordinate) in conversations. Her research strives to examine how these conversational dynamics can impact organizations through key channels like conflict management, negotiations, teamwork, and customer satisfaction. Chaudhry's research has been published in Psychological Review and the Journal of Risk & Uncertainty.

Prior to joining Booth, Chaudhry was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center. In her work at the Center, she focused on identifying risk communication strategies that are informed by the psychological processes behind the perception of risk, and that can help people make better decisions about protecting themselves against rare, but catastrophic events.

Chaudhry received a PhD in Behavioral Decision Research from the Department of Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. Additionally, she earned a BS in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT and a Master of Health Administration at Cornell University.

Academic Areas

  • Behavioral Science

Selected Publications

2020 - 2021 Course Schedule

Number Course Title Quarter
38901 Current Topics in Behavioral Science I 2020 (Autumn)
38103 Strategies and Processes of Negotiation 2021 (Winter)

2021 - 2022 Course Schedule

Number Course Title Quarter
38103 Strategies and Processes of Negotiation 2022 (Winter)
38601 Workshop in Behavioral Science 2022 (Spring)