Publications by Year

2024 and In Press

  • Bhatia, S. (in press). Exploring variability in risk taking with large language models. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
  • Bhatia, S., Galesic, M., & Mitchell, M. (in press). Editorial for the special issue on algorithms in our lives. Perspectives on Psychological Science. [pdf]
  • He, L, Richie, R. & Bhatia, S. (in press). Limitations to optimal search in naturalistic active learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. [pdf]
  • Wang, F., He, L., Aka, A., & Bhatia, S. (in press). Memory modeling of counterfactual generation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition. [pdf]
  • Bhatia, S. (in press). Inductive reasoning in minds and machines. Psychological Review. [pdf]
  • Evangelidis, I., Bhatia, S., Levav, J. & Simonson, I. (in press). 50 years of context effects: Merging the behavioral and quantitative perspectives. Journal of Consumer Research.
  • Abdurahman, S., Vu, H., Zou, W., Unger, L. & Bhatia, S. (2024). A deep learning approach to personality assessment: Generalizing across items and expanding the reach of survey-based research. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 126(2):312-331. [pdf]
  • Bhatia, S. & Richie, R. (2024). Transformer networks of human conceptual knowledge. Psychological Review, 131(1), 271-306. [pdf]


  • Bhatia, S., & Walasek, L. (2023). Predicting implicit attitudes with natural language data. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 120(25), e2220726120. [pdf]
  • Aka, A., Bhatia, S., & McCoy, J. (2023). Semantic determinants of memorability. Cognition, 239, 105497. [pdf]
  • Richie, R., Aka, A., & Bhatia, S. (2023). Free association in a neural network. Psychological Review, 130(5), 1360–1382. [pdf]
  • He, L., Wall, D., Reeck, C., & Bhatia, S. (2023). Information acquisition and decision strategies in intertemporal choice. Cognitive Psychology, 142, 101562. [pdf]
  • He, L. & Bhatia, S. (2023). Complex economic decisions from simple neurocognitive processes: The role of interactive attention. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 290: 20221593. [pdf]


  • Zhao, W., Coady, A., & Bhatia, S. (2022). Computational mechanisms for context-based behavioral interventions: A large-scale analysis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119(15) e2114914119. [pdf]
  • Malaviya, C., Bhatia, S., & Yatskar, M. (2022). Cascading biases: Investigating the effect of heuristic annotation strategies on data and models. EMNLP. [pdf]
  • Zhao, W., Richie, R. & Bhatia, S. (2022). Process and content in decisions from memory. Psychological Review, 129(1), 73–106. [pdf]
  • He, L., Zhao, W. & Bhatia, S. (2022). An ontology of decision models. Psychological Review, 129(1), 49–72. [pdf]
  • Bhatia, S., Olivola, C., Bhatia, N., & Ameen, A. (2022). Predicting leadership perception with large-scale natural language data. Leadership Quarterly. 33(5), 101535. [pdf]
  • Singh, M., Richie, R. & Bhatia, S. (2022). Representing and predicting everyday behavior. Computational Brain & Behavior, 5, 1-21. [pdf]
  • Aka, A., & Bhatia, S. (2022). Machine Learning Models for Predicting, Understanding, and Influencing Health Perception. Journal of the Association for Consumer Research, 7(2), 142-153. [pdf]
  • Bhatia, S., & Aka, A. (2022). Cognitive Modeling With Representations From Large-Scale Digital Data. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 31(3), 207–214. [pdf]
  • Gandhi, N., Zou, W., Meyer, C., Bhatia, S., & Walasek, L. (2022). Computational methods for predicting and understanding food judgment. Psychological Science, 33(4), 579-594. [pdf]
  • He, L., Analytis, P. P., & Bhatia, S. (2022). The wisdom of model crowds. Management Science, 68(5), 3635-3659. [pdf]


  • Aka, A. & Bhatia, S. (2021). What I like is what I remember: memory modulation and preferential choice. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 150(10), 2175–2184.[pdf]
  • Spektor, M., Bhatia, S., & Gluth, S. (2021). The elusiveness of context effects in decision making. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 25(10), 843-854. [pdf]
  • Richie, R. & Bhatia, S. (2021). Similarity judgment within and across categories: A comprehensive model comparison. Cognitive Science, 45(8), 13030. [pdf]
  • Bhatia, S. & He, L. (2021). Machine-generated theories of human decision making. Science. 273(6547), 1150-1151. [pdf] (perspective on Peterson et al., 2021)
  • Bhatia, S., Loomes, G., & Read, D. (2021). Establishing the laws of preferential choice behavior. Judgment and Decision Making, 16(6), 1324-1369. [pdf]
  • Zou, W. & Bhatia, S. (2021). Judgment errors in naturalistic numerical estimation. Cognition, 104647. [pdf]
  • Bhatia, S., He, L., Zhao, W., & Analytis, P. P. (2021). Cognitive models of optimal sequential search with recall. Cognition, 210, 104595. [pdf]
  • Bhatia, S., Walasek, L., Slovic, P., & Kunreuther, H. (2021). The more who die, the less we care: Evidence from natural language analysis of online news articles and social media posts. Risk Analysis, 41(1), 179-203. [pdf]
  • Sontuoso, A. & Bhatia, S. (2021). A notion of prominence for games with natural-language labels. Quantitative Economics, 12(1), 283-312. [pdf]
  • Bhatia, N. & Bhatia, S. (2021). Changes in gender stereotypes over time: A computational analysis. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 41(1), 106-125. [pdf]


  • Vu, H. Abdurahman, S., Bhatia, S., & Ungar, L. (2020). Predicting responses to psychological questionnaires from participants’ social media posts and question text embeddings. Findings of ACL: EMNLP 2020. [pdf]
  • Golman, R., Bhatia, S. & Kane, P. (2020). The dual accumulator model of strategic deliberation and decision making. Psychological Review, 127(4), 477–504. [pdf]
  • Mormann, M., Griffiths, T., Janiszewski, C., Russo, J.E., Aribarg, A., Ashby, N.J.S., Bagchi, R., Bhatia, S., Kovacheva, A., Meissner, M., & Mrkva, K.J. (2020). Time to pay attention to attention: How everyone can use process tracing to better understand consumer behavior. Marketing Letters, 31, 381–392. [pdf]
  • Zhao, W., Walasek, L. & Bhatia, S. (2020). Psychological mechanisms of loss aversion: A drift-diffusion decomposition. Cognitive Psychology. 123. 101331. [pdf]
  • Gallus, J. & Bhatia, S. (2020). Gender, power and emotions in the collaborative production of knowledge: A large-scale analysis of Wikipedia editor conversations. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. 160. 115-130. [pdf]
  • Richie, R., White, B., Bhatia, S. & Hout, M. (2020). The spatial arrangement method of measuring similarity can capture high-dimensional, semantic structures. Behavioral Research Methods. 1-23. [pdf]


  • Bhatia, S. (2019). Predicting risk perception: New insights from data science. Management Science, 65, 3800-3823. [pdf]
  • Zhao, W., Davis-Stober, C. P., & Bhatia, S. (2019). Optimal cue aggregation in the absence of criterion knowledge. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 32(4), 415-430. [pdf]
  • Richie, R., Zou, W., & Bhatia, S. (2019). Predicting high-level human judgment across diverse behavioral domains. Collabra: Psychology. [pdf]
  • Zhao, W., Diederich, A., Trueblood, J. S., & Bhatia, S. (2019). Automatic biases in intertemporal choices. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 26(2), 661-668. [pdf]
  • Weingarten, E., Bhatia, S. & Mellers, B. (2019). Multiple goals as reference points: One failure makes everything else feel worse. Management Science, 65(7), 2947-3448. [pdf]
  • Bhatia, S. & Golman, R. (2019). Attention and reference dependence. Decision, 65(7), 2947-3448. [pdf]
  • He, L., Golman, R. & Bhatia, S. (2019). Variable time preference. Cognitive Psychology. 111, 53-79. [pdf]
  • Bhatia, S. & Pleskac, T. (2019). Preference accumulation as a process model of desirability ratings. Cognitive Psychology, 109, 47-67. [pdf]
  • Bhatia, S. (2019). Semantic processes in preferential decision making. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 45(4), 627-640. [pdf]
  • Bhatia, S. & Golman, R. (2019). Bidirectional constraint satisfaction in rational strategic decision making. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 88, 48-57. [pdf]
  • Bhatia, S. Walasek, L., & Mellers, B. (2019). Affective responses to uncertain real-world outcomes: Sentiment change on Twitter. PLOS One, 14(2):e0212489. [pdf]
  • Bhatia, S. & Walasek, L. (2019). Association and response accuracy in the wild. Memory & Cognition, 47(2), 292-298. [pdf]
  • Bhatia, S., Richie, R, & Zou, W. (2019). Distributed semantic representations for modelling human judgment. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 29, 31-36. [pdf]


  • Bhatia, S. & Stewart, N. (2018). Naturalistic multiattribute choice. Cognition, 179, 71-88. [pdf]
  • Bhatia, S. & Mullett, T. (2018). Similarity and decision time in preferential choice. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 1-5. [pdf]
  • Davis, A., Miller, J., & Bhatia, S. (2018). Are preferences for allocating harm rational? Decision, 5(4), 287-305. [pdf]
  • Bhatia, S., Goodwin, G. & Walasek, L. (2018). Trait associations for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in news media: A computational analysis. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 9(2), 123-130. [pdf]
  • McCaig, D., Bhatia, S., Elliot, M., Walasek, L., & Meyer, C. (2018). Text-mining as a methodology to assess eating disorder-relevant factors: Comparing mentions of fitness tracking technology across online communities. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 51(7), 647-655. [pdf]
  • Sirota, M., Juanchich, M., Petrova, D., Garcia-Retamero, R., Walasek, L., & Bhatia, S. (2018). Health professionals prefer to communicate risk-related numerical information using ‘1-in-X’ ratios. Medical Decision Making, 38(3), 366-376. [pdf]
  • Walasek, L., Bhatia, S. & Brown, G. (2018). Positional goods and the social rank hypothesis: Income inequality affects online chatter about high and low status brands on Twitter. Journal of Consumer Psychology, 28(1), 138-148. [pdf]
  • Bhatia, S. (2018). Decision making in environments with non-independent dimensions. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making,31(2), 294-308. [pdf]


  • Bhatia, S. & Loomes, G. (2017). Noisy preferences in risky choice: A cautionary note. Psychological Review, 124(5), 678-687. [pdf]
  • Bhatia, S. (2017). Comparing theories of reference-dependent choice. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 43(9), 1490-1507. [pdf]
  • Bhatia, S. (2017). Choice rules and accumulator networks. Decision, 4(3), 146-170. [pdf]
  • Bhatia, S. (2017). The semantic representation of prejudice and stereotypes. Cognition., 164(1), 46-60. [pdf]
  • Bhatia, S. (2017). Conflict and bias in heuristic judgment. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 43(2), 319-325. [pdf]
  • Bhatia, S. (2017). Attention and attribute overlap in preferential choice. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70(7), 1174-1196. [pdf]
  • Bhatia, S. (2017). Associative judgment and vector space semantics. Psychological Review, 124(1), 1-20. [pdf]


  • Bhatia, S. (2016). The dynamics of bidirectional thought. Thinking and Reasoning, 22(4), 1-46. [pdf]
  • Bhatia, S. & Mullett, T. (2016). The dynamics of deferred decision. Cognitive Psychology, 86(7), 112-151. [pdf]
  • Bhatia, S. & Walasek, L. (2016). Event construal and temporal distance in natural language. Cognition, 152(6). 1-8. [pdf]

2015 and earlier

  • Loewenstein, G., O’Donoghue, T., & Bhatia, S. (2015). Modeling the interplay between affect and deliberation. Decision, 2(2), 55-62. [pdf]
  • Bhatia, S. (2014). Confirmatory search and asymmetric dominance. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 27(5), 468-476. [pdf]
  • Bhatia, S. (2014). Sequential sampling and paradoxes of risky choice. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 21(5), 1095-1111. [pdf]
  • Broomell, S. & Bhatia, S. (2014). Parameter recovery for decision modeling using choice data. Decision, 1(4), 252-274. [pdf]
  • Bhatia, S. & Loewenstein, G. (2013). Drive States. In E. Diener & R. Biswas-Diener (Eds), Noba textbook series: Psychology. Champaign, IL. [link]
  • Bhatia, S. (2013). Associations and the accumulation of preference. Psychological Review, 120(3), 522-543. [pdf]
  • Golman, R. & Bhatia, S. (2012). Performance evaluation inflation and compression. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 37(8), 534-543. [pdf]