|Dr. Savani's research lies at the intersection of cultural psychology, decision making, and organizational behavior, with a special focus on how cross-cultural comparisons can reveal insights into basic psychological processes. He also conducts research in managerial decision making, focusing on how subtle interventions can lead people to make more rational decisions in their personal and professional lives. |
Dr. Savani's research has been published extensively in academic journals and featured in numerous media outlets, including Forbes, Smart Money, Scientific American, Boston Globe, and Huffington Post.
- Madan, S., Nanakdewa, K., Savani, K., & Markus, H. R. (2020). The paradoxical consequences of choice: Often good for the individual, perhaps less so for society. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 29(1), 80-85.
- Li, S., Kokkoris, M., & Savani, K. (2020). Does everyone have the potential to achieve their ideal body weight? Lay theories about body weight and support for price discrimination policies. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 157, 129-142.
- Ding, Y., & Savani, K. (2020). From variability to vulnerability: People exposed to greater variability judge wrongdoers more harshly. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, .
- Feng, Z., Liu, Y., Wang, Z, & Savani, K. (2020). Let’s choose one of each: Using the partition dependence bias to increase diversity in hiring decisions. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 158, 11-26.
- Zou, X., & Savani, K. (2019). Descriptive norms for me, injunctive norms for you: Using norms to explain the risk gap. Judgment and Decision Making, 14(6), 644-648.