My research is primarily in the area of judgment and decision-making, an understudied area in organizational behavior [1,2]. My research program comprises three primary lines. First, I examine the role of stable individual differences in explaining patterns of risk-taking, including gambling. Second, I examine how situational conditions of need influence decisions under risk and uncertainty. Third, I examine how inequality and relative deprivation affect decision-making processes and outcomes in numerous domains.

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Journal Articles

Beshai, S., Mishra, S., Mishra, S., & Carleton, R. N. (under review). Personal relative deprivation and functional disorders: Emotional social comparison reactions influence gastrointestinal and fibromyalgia symptoms.

Mishra, S., & Meadows, T. J. S. (under review). Does stress mediate the association between subjective personal relative deprivation and gambling? A test of the relative deprivation hypothesis.

Novakowski, D., & Mishra, S. (under review). Relative deprivation, personality, and stress.

Mishra, S., & Lalumière, M. L. (in press). Associations between delay discounting and risk-related behaviors, traits, attitudes, and outcomes. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making[PDF] [LINK]

Mishra, S., Templeton, A., & Meadows, T. J. S. (in press). Living, fast and slow: Is life history orientation associated with risk propensity, criminal outcomes, and gambling? Personality and Individual Differences.

Novakowski, D., & Mishra, S. (forthcoming). Relative state, social comparison reactions, and the behavioral constellation of deprivation. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Beshai, S., Mishra, S., Meadows, T., Parmar, P., & Huang, V. (2017). Minding the gap: Subjective relative deprivation and depressive symptoms. Social Science & Medicine173, 18-25. [PDF] [LINK]

Gonzales, J., Mishra, S., & Camp, R. D. (2017). For the win: Risk-sensitive decision-making in teams. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making30, 462-472. [PDF] [LINK]

Mishra, S., Barclay, P., & Sparks, A. (2017). The relative state model: Integrating need-based and ability-based pathways to risk-taking. Personality and Social Psychology Review21, 176-198. [PDF] [LINK]

Mishra, S., Lalumière, M. L., & Williams, R. J. (2017). Gambling, risk-taking, and antisocial behavior: A replication study supporting the generality of deviance. Journal of Gambling Studies, 33, 15-36. [PDF] [LINK]

Mishra, S., & Carleton, R. N. (2017). Use of online crowdsourcing platforms for gambling research. International Gambling Studies17, 125-143. [PDF] [LINK]

Carleton, R. N., Duranceau, S., Shulman, E. P., Zerff, M., Gonzales, J., & Mishra, S. (2016). Self-reported intolerance of uncertainty and behavioural decisions. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry51, 58-65. [PDF] [LINK]

Mishra, S., & Novakowski, D. (2016). Personal relative deprivation and risk: An examination of individual differences in personality, attitudes, and behavioral outcomes. Personality and Individual Differences90, 22-26. [PDF] [LINK]

Mishra, S., & Carleton, R. N. (2015). Subjective relative deprivation is associated with poorer physical and mental health. Social Science & Medicine, 147, 144-149. [PDF] [LINK]

Mishra, S., Son Hing, L. S., & Lalumière, M. L. (2015). Inequality and risk-taking. Evolutionary Psychology13. doi:10.1177/1474704915596295 [PDF] [LINK]

Ferrey, A., & Mishra, S. (2014). Compensation method affects risk-taking in the Balloon Analogue Risk Task. Personality and Individual Differences, 64, 111-114. [PDF] [LINK]

Mishra, S. (2014). Decision-making under risk: Integrating perspectives from biology, economics, and psychology. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 18, 280-307. [PDF] [LINK]

Mishra, S., Barclay, P., & Lalumière, M. L. (2014). Competitive disadvantage facilitates risk-taking. Evolution and Human Behavior35, 126-132. [PDF] [LINK]

Mishra, S., & Gonzales, J. (2014). Sources of behavioral variability and the etiology of psychopathology. Psychological Inquiry25, 355-359. [PDF] [LINK]

Sparks, A., Mishra, S., & Barclay, P. (2013). Fundamental freedoms and the psychology of threat, bargaining, and inequality. Brain and Behavioral Sciences36, 500-501. [PDF] [LINK]

Mishra, S., & Fiddick, L. (2012). Beyond gains and losses: The effect of need on risky choice in framed decisions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102, 1136-1147. [PDF] [LINK]

Mishra, S., Gregson, M., & Lalumière, M. L. (2012). Framing effects and risk-sensitive decision-making. British Journal of Psychology, 103, 83-97. [PDF] [LINK]

Mishra, S., & Sritharan, R. (2012). Personality and behavioral outcomes associated with risk-tak­ing are accurately inferred from faces. Journal of Research in Personality, 46, 760-764. [PDF] [LINK]

Pisanski, K., Mishra, S., & Rendall, D. (2012). The evolved psychology of voice: Evaluating inter-relationships in listeners’ assessments of size, masculinity, and attractiveness of un­seen speakers. Evolution and Human Behavior, 33, 509-519. [PDF] [LINK]

Mishra, S., & Lalumière, M. L. (2011). Individual differences in risk-propensity: Associations between personality and behavioral measures of risk. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 869–873. [PDF] [LINK]

Mishra, S., Lalumière, M. L., Morgan, M., & Williams, R. J. (2011). An examination of the relationship between gambling and antisocial behavior. Journal of Gambling Studies, 27, 409–426. [PDF] [LINK]

Mishra, S., Logue, D. M., Abiola, I. O., & Cade, W. H. (2011). Developmental environment affects risk-acceptance in the hissing cockroach, Gromphadorhina portentosa. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 125, 40–47. [PDF] [LINK]

Mishra, S., & Lalumière, M. L. (2010). You can’t always get what you want: The motivational effect of need on risk-sensitive decision-making. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 605–611. [PDF] [LINK]

Mishra, S., Lalumière, M. L., & Williams, R. J. (2010). Gambling as a form of risk-taking: Individual differences in personality, risk-accepting attitudes, and behavioral preferences for risk. Personality and Individual Differences, 49, 616–621. [PDF] [LINK]

Mishra, S., Morgan, M., Lalumière, M. L., & Williams, R. J. (2010). Mood and audience effects on video lottery terminal gambling. Journal of Gambling Studies, 26, 373–386. [PDF] [LINK]

Logue, D. M., Mishra, S., McCaffrey, D., Ball, D., & Cade, W. H. (2009). A behavioral syndrome linking courtship behavior toward males and females predicts reproductive success from a single mating in the hissing cockroach, Gromphadorhina portentosa. Behavioral Ecology, 20, 781–788. [PDF] [LINK]

Mishra, S., & Lalumière, M. L. (2009). Is the crime drop of the 1990s in Canada and the USA associated with a general decline in risky and health-related behaviors? Social Science & Medicine, 68, 39–48. [PDF] [LINK]

Taves, M. D., Desjardins, J. K., Mishra, S., & Balshine, S. (2009). Androgens and dominance: Sex-specific patterns in a highly social fish (Neolamprologus pulcher). General and Comparative Endocrinology, 161, 202–207. [PDF] [LINK]

Mishra, S., Clark, A. P., & Daly, M. (2007). One woman’s behavior affects the attractiveness of others. Evolution and Human Behavior, 28, 145–149.* [PDF] [LINK]

Book Chapters and Reports

Gonzales, J., & Mishra, S. (forthcoming). Going for it: When risk is worth it, and when it’s not. The Evolution Institute: This View of Life. [PDF] [LINK]

Gonzales, J., & Mishra, S. (forthcoming). Heuristics. In T. K. Shackelford & V. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of evolutionary psychological science. New York, NY: Springer. [PDF]

Mishra, S., Novakowski, D., & Gonzales, J. (forthcoming). Judgment and decision-making. In T. K. Shackelford & V. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of evolutionary psychological science. New York, NY: Springer. [PDF]

Novakowski, D., & Mishra, S. (forthcoming). Biases. In T. K. Shackelford & V. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of evolutionary psychological science. New York, NY: Springer. [PDF]

Bapuji, H.*, & Mishra, S.* (2015). Inequality and organizations. In Mir, R., Willmott, H., & Greenwood, M. (Eds.). The Routledge Companion to Philosophy in Organization Studies (pp. 439-448). New York, NY: Routledge. [PDF] [LINK]
Both authors contributed equally.

Mishra, S. (2014). Crime drop of the 1990s. In J. S. Albanese (Ed.), Encyclopedia of criminology and criminal justice (Vol. 1, pp. 466-470). New York, NY: Wiley-Blackwell. [PDF] [LINK]

Mishra, S., Lalumière, M. L., Williams, R. J., & Daly, M. (2012).  Determinants of risky decision-making and gambling: The effects of need and relative deprivation. Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre Report. [PDF]

Mishra, S., & Lalumière, M. L. (2009). The big drop in sex crimes. Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers: The Forum, 21(2). [PDF]

Lalumière, M. L., Mishra, S., & Harris, G. T. (2008). In cold blood: The evolution of psychopathy. In J. Duntley & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Evolutionary forensic psychology: Darwinian foundations of crime and law (pp. 139–159). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. [PDF]

Mishra, S., & Lalumière, M. L. (2008). Risk taking, antisocial behavior, and life histories. In J. Duntley & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Evolutionary forensic psychology: Darwinian foundations of crime and law (pp. 176–197). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. [PDF]

Mishra, S., & Lalumière, M. L. (2008). A review of the book Biological Influences on Criminal Behavior (by G. S. Anderson). Canadian Psychology, 49, 268–270. [PDF] [LINK]

Mishra, S., Lalumière, M. L., Williams, R. J., & Morgan, M. (2008). Gambling and risk-taking: Individual differences in risk-acceptance and the impact of situational factors. Alberta Gaming Research Institute Report[PDF]

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