Sumitava Mukherjee


Assistant Professor

Cognitive Psychology & Behavioral Economics 

Area: Judgment & Decision Making, Psychology of Human-Tech interaction

MS 644, Main Building, IIT Delhi, Haus Khas, New Delhi 110016, India 
Phone: 011-2654 8423 / 011-2659-7431 E-mail:
Representative Publications
  • Mukherjee, S. & Reji, D. (2022). Lay, professional, and artificial intelligence perspectives on risky medical decisions and COVID-19: How does the number of lives matter in clinical trials framed as gains versus losses? Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 75(5):784-795. doi: 10.1177/17470218211052037
  • Mukherjee, S. & Srinivasan, N. (2021). Hedonic impacts of gains versus losses of time: Are we loss averse? Cognition and Emotion, 35(5), 1049-1055. doi:10.1080/02699931.2021.1907741
  • Mukherjee, S., Sahay, A., Pammi, C.V.S., & Srinivasan, N. (2017). Is Loss-aversion magnitude dependent? Measuring prospective affective judgments regarding gains and losses. Judgment and Decision Making, 12(1), 81-89. PDF
Multi-lab Large scale studieS
  • Bouwmeester, S., Verkoeijen, P. P. J. L., Aczel, B., …, Mukherjee, S., …, & Wollbrant, C. E. (2017). Registered Replication Report: Rand, Greene & Nowak (2012). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 12(3), 527-542. doi: 10.1177/1745691617693624 [PDF]
  • Tybur, J.M., Inbar, Y., Aarøe, L., … Mukherjee, S., …Žeželjll, I. (2016). Parasite Stress and Pathogen Avoidance Relate to Distinct Dimensions of Political Ideology Across 30 Nations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 113(44), 12408-12413. doi:10.1073/pnas.1607398113

Dr. Sumitava Mukherjee is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. His research focuses on cognitive insights into human judgment, decision making and behavioral economics, with major focus on the psychology of gains and losses which form the foundations of behavioral economics. Dr. Mukherjee has been working in the area of Judgment and decision-making for more than 12 years and started the first Decision Lab in India.

The other interest is in human-technology interactions (especially in the area of artificial intelligence algorithms and robots) seen from the perspective of JDM and behavioral economics.

He has recently started an initiative on studying digital behavior that unveils real behavior, preferences, and collective decisions by going beyond conventional lab studies. Digital behavior would study human behavior in digital spaces and interactions with digital technologies.

Mukherjee is a member of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM), Association for Psychological Science (APS),  professional member in Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), member of National Academy of Psychology (NAOP) India, and a life member of the Indian Science Congress. He had been an executive committee member of NAOP India and of Cultural Evolution Society.  He was awarded the Emerging Psychologist award in 2014 by NAOP India, the Outstanding researcher award by Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar in 2014 and the Young Psychologist award in 2020 by NAOP India for his contributions academically and professionally. His academic background is in cognitive science and computer engineering.



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