• 634 Citations
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Research Interests

Professor Kouchaki's research is organized around two conceptual themes that involve 1) understanding the dynamic nature of moral decision-making and 2) understanding how individuals psychologically experience everyday moral encounters. She examines these with a particular emphasis on the consequences of these encounters for individuals and groups.

Research interests

  • Behavioral Economics
  • Diversity
  • Ethics
  • Judgment and decision-making
  • Morality
  • Negotiation
  • Psychology

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Guilt Medicine & Life Sciences
Emotions Medicine & Life Sciences
Research Medicine & Life Sciences
Dehumanization Medicine & Life Sciences
Ethics Medicine & Life Sciences
Social Perception Medicine & Life Sciences
Social Desirability Medicine & Life Sciences
Snacks Medicine & Life Sciences

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Grants 2014 2015

decision making

Expressive Effects of Ethical Codes

Kouchaki, M.

Harvard University


Project: Research project

Risk perception
Cathode ray tubes

Research Output 2011 2019

  • 634 Citations
  • 28 Article
  • 4 Comment/debate
  • 3 Review article

A Case of Evolutionary Mismatch? Why Facial Width-to-Height Ratio May Not Predict Behavioral Tendencies

Wang, D., Nair, K., Kouchaki, M., Zajac, E. & Zhao, X., Jul 1 2019, In : Psychological Science. 30, 7, p. 1074-1081 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Perception
Social Desirability
Self Report
Research Design

Cut You Some Slack? An Investigation of the Perceptions of a Depleted Employee’s Unethicality

Zhang, Y., Yam, K. C., Kouchaki, M. & Zhang, J., Jul 15 2019, In : Journal of Business Ethics. 157, 3, p. 673-683 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

attribution theory
moral judgement
research focus
Unethical behavior
2 Citations (Scopus)

Does deciding among morally relevant options feel like making a choice? How morality constrains people's sense of choice

Kouchaki, M., Smith, I. H. & Savani, K., Nov 1 2018, In : Journal of personality and social psychology. 115, 5, p. 788-804 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Decision Making
decision-making process
3 Citations (Scopus)

Everything we do, you do: The licensing effect of prosocial marketing messages on consumer behavior

Kouchaki, M. & Jami, A., Jan 1 2018, In : Management Science. 64, 1, p. 102-111 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Consumer behaviour
Consumer choice