Attention in affective valuation of gains vs losses

//Magnitudes contrasts make loss aversion magnitude dependent//

Mukherjee, S., Sahay, A., Pammi, C.V.S., & Srinivasan, N. (2017). Is Loss-aversion magnitude dependent? Measuring prospective affective judgments regarding gains and losses. Judgment and Decision Making, 12(1), 81-89. *

Attention in Prosocial Decisions

//Scope of attention (perceptually, broad or narrow) could be one basic cognitive mechanism underlying prosocial decision making.//

Mukherjee, S., Srinivasan, N., Kumar, N., & Manjaly, J. A. (in press). Perceptual broadening leads to more prosociality. Frontiers in Psychology.

Bouwmeester, S., Verkoeijen, P. P. J. L., Aczel, B., …, Mukherjee, S., …, & Wollbrant, C. E. (2017). Registered Replication Report: Rand, Greene & Nowak (2012). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 12(3), 527-542.

Mukherjee, S., Srinivasan, N., & Manjaly, J.A. (2014). Global processing fosters donations toward charity appeals framed in an approach orientation. Cognitive Processing, 15(3), 391- 396.

Attention in Unconscious Thought

// Different kinds of attentional mechanisms is important and not ‘deliberation-without-attention’ as was previously theorized.//

Srinivasan, N. & Mukherjee, S. (2014). Even ‘unconscious thought’ is influenced by attentional mechanisms. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 37(1), 40-41. (Commentary).

Srinivasan, N., Mukherjee, S., Mishra, M. V., & Kesarwani, S. (2013). Evaluating the role of attention in the context of unconscious thought theory: Differential impact of attentional scope and load on preference and memory. Frontiers in Psychology 4:37. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00037

//Selective attention could be used to select a sub-sample of important information to make decently good choices. We do not need a large capacity for complex weighting during hypothesized “unconscious thought” as previously theorized.//

Mukherjee, S. & Srinivasan, N. (2013). Attention in preferential choice. In Pammi, V. S. C., & Srinivasan, N (Eds.) (2013). Decision Making: Neural and Behavioral Approaches, Progress in Brain Research, Vol. 202 (pp 117-134). Amsterdam: Elsevier. [discusses a sub-sampling heuristic]

Srinivasan, N. & Mukherjee, S. (2010). Attribute preference and selection in multi-attribute decision making: Implications for unconscious and conscious thought. Consciousness and Cognition, 19(2), 644 – 652.

Miscellaneous Socio-political JDM

Mukherjee, S., & Sahay, A. (2018). Nocebo effects from negative product information: when information hurts, paying money could heal, Journal of Consumer Marketing, 35(1), 32-39. *

Mehta, V., Mukherjee, S., & Manjaly, J.A. (2017). Can lighting influence self-disclosure? Frontiers in Psychology 8:234. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00234 *

Tybur, J.M., Inbar, Y., Aarøe, L., … Mukherjee, S., …Žeželjll, I. (2016).Parasite Stress and Pathogen Avoidance Relate to Distinct Dimensions of Political Ideology Across 30 Nations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(44), 12408-12413.

Mukherjee, S., Manjaly, J.A., & Kumar, N. (2015). Role of money in creative cognition. In In J. A Manjaly & B. Indurkhya (Eds.) Cognition, Experience & Creativity. New Delhi: Orient Blackswan.

Mukherjee, S., Manjaly. J.A ., & Nargundkar, M. (2013). Money makes you reveal more: Consequences of monetary cues on preferential disclosure of personal information. Frontiers in Psychology 4:839. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00839 *

Mukherjee, S. (2013). Concerns with attempts by neuroeconomics to answer the philosophical question “Is it rational to donate money for charity?”. Frontiers in psychology4, 585. (Commentary).

Manjaly, J.A., & Mukherjee, S. (2009). Cognitive evolutionary psychology: a prospective but temperate view. Sandhan, 9(2), 183-197. [Published in 2012]

An Indian focus

Mukherjee, S. (2016). Isn’t it yet time for Indian government to have a behavioral science unit? Psychological Studies, 61(2), 91-95.

Mukherjee, S., & Sahay, A. (2016). Predicted satisfaction from simultaneous evaluation of prosocial and pro-self employee bonus schemes: Towards a new form of management strategy for corporate social spending. Psychological Studies, 61(1), 48-54.

Sahay, A., Mukherjee, S. & Dewani, P. P. (2015). Price discount framings on product bundles with shipping surcharges in the Indian market: Examining the weighted-additive and reference-dependent models. Journal of Indian Business Research, 7(1), 4-20. *

Mukherjee, S., Nargundkar, M., & Manjaly, J.A. (2014). Monetary primes increases differences in predicted life satisfaction between students at new and old Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Psychological studies, 59(2), 191-196.

Very indebted to be supported by grants from:

  • The Department of Science and Technology under Cognitive science initiative, Government of India. (marked with *)