(SOP) Lab

Our research group conducts basic and applied research at the nexus of social and organizational psychology. A common thread through our work is understanding antecedents and consequences (both positive and negative) of competitive (dis)advantagedisparity and inequality. We are particularly interested in questions related to (a) decision-making under risk and uncertainty, (b) mental health and well-being, and (c) politics, ethics, and antisocial conduct.


Sandeep Mishra
Principal Investigator
mishrs [at] gmail [dot] com

Nabhan Refaie
Masters Student (Experimental/Applied Psychology)
nabhanrefaie [at] gmail [dot] com

Amanda Wuth
Masters Student (Experimental/Applied Psychology)
amanda [dot] wuth [at] mail [dot] utoronto [dot] ca


I am always happy to mentor Masters (M.A.) and Doctoral (Ph.D.) students through the Experimental/Applied or Clinical graduate programs in the Department of Psychology at the University of Regina. I also am open to taking on honors thesis project students in either the Experimental/Applied or Clinical areas. Please contact me if you’re interested in conducting research with me on:

  • risk-taking
  • decision-making under risk and uncertainty
  • risk attitudes and perceptions
  • inequality and/or relative deprivation
  • personality and individual differences
  • addiction and mental health
  • gambling and problem gambling

My research is purposefully interdisciplinary and integrates multiple perspectives from social, organizational, cognitive, developmental and evolutionary psychology, as well as biology and economics. I am happy to mentor students who are interested in any of these different areas as long as they are interested in the more specific topics above. I am always happy to hear from prospective students – please email me if you are interested in being part of the lab! I am dedicated to ensuring that all students who work with me have adequate opportunity to publish (as evidenced by my record of successful publications with students).


Josh Gonzales
Masters Student (Experimental/Applied Psychology)
gonzjosh89 [at] gmail [dot] com

Dallas Novakowski
Masters Student (Experimental/Applied Psychology)
dallasnovakowski [at] gmail [dot] com

Tyler Meadows
(Honors Thesis Student)
meadowst [at] uregina [dot] ca

Chantalle Fuchs
(Research Assistant)
chantalle.m.fuchs [at] gmail [dot] com

Natasha Nagel
(Honors Thesis Student)
tasha.nagel [at] gmail [dot] com

Andrew Templeton
(Honors Thesis Student)
a.templeton [at] sasktel [dot] net

Priya Parmar
Research Student
parmar2p [at] gmail [dot] com


We utilize a brand new, CFI-funded lab space with state-of-the art equipment (dozens of data collection stations, eye tracking, physiological measures, recording cameras). Photos to come!