Shereen Chaudhry’s research exists at the intersection of psychology and economics. Her primary research focus is communication about credit and blame. In her most recent paper, she links thanking, apologizing, bragging, and blaming using a utility-based mathematical model and explains a variety of conversational patterns that have until now been overlooked. Chaudhry’s other work looks at when people choose to punish bystanders, how people explain difficult choices to others, and the motives behind self-deprecation.
Her findings have been published in Psychological Review and Research in Experimental Economics.
Chaudhry earned a PhD and a master’s degree in behavioral decisions research from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as a master’s degree in health administration from Cornell University, and a BS in brain and cognitive sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Chicago Booth as a Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow, she was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
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