(SOP) Lab

Our research group conducts basic and applied research at the nexus of social and organizational psychology. A common thread through much of 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!