Stephanie Smith’s research focuses on the similarities and dissimilarities of the consumer decision making process across different domains and contexts. She uses measures of attention (e.g., eye tracking, mouse tracking) and computational models of behavior to investigate the process involved when consumers are asked to choose between multiple options.
Her work has been published in journals that include Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Psychological Science, and the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. She was the recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Award.
Smith holds a BA in psychology, mathematics, and economics (with a concentration in statistics) from St. Olaf College, and a PhD in decision psychology from The Ohio State University. Most recently, she was a postdoctoral scholar in behavioral decision making at the UCLA John E. Anderson School of Management.