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Shereen Chaudhry studies how people navigate social interactions and relationships with others by examining patterns in how people use language and speech acts when they communicate with one another. In some cases, she applies the lens of game theory to better understand how people subtly coordinate (or fail to coordinate) in conversations. She is interested in the downstream consequences these behaviors have in contexts important for organizations like conflict management, negotiations, teamwork, and customer satisfaction. Her education and research training at the intersection of psychology, economics, and neuroscience. Chaudhry's research has been published in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological ReviewOrganizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Current Opinion in Psychology, the Journal of Risk & Uncertainty, and the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organizations.

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

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