I study preferential choice using insights from psychology and economics. I am particularly interested in understanding how people learn, represent and retrieve information about the choice alternatives available to them, and how this information affects their final decisions. I also study the cognitive basis of intuitive judgment, again with a focus on understanding the mechanisms involved in representing relevant information in these types of judgments. My work uses mathematical and computational cognitive models, and tests the predictions of these models with behavioral experiments.
Bhatia, S. & Loomes, G. (in press). Noisy preferences in risky choice: A cautionary note. Psychological Review.
Bhatia, S. (2017). The semantic representation of prejudice and stereotypes. Cognition., 164(1), 46-60.
Bhatia, S. (2017). Associative judgment and vector space semantics. Psychological Review, 124(1), 1-20.
Bhatia, S. & Walasek, L. (2016). Event construal and temporal distance in natural language. Cognition, 152(6), 1-8.
Bhatia, S. & Mullet, T. (2016). The dynamics of deferred decision. Cognitive Psychology, 86(7), 112-151.
Bhatia, S. (2014). Sequential sampling and paradoxes of risky choice. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 21(5), 1095-1111.
Bhatia, S. (2013). Associations and the accumulation of preference. Psychological Review, 120(3), 522-543.