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Prof. Abhishek Sahai

Prof. Abhishek Sahai

Ph.D. in Cognitive Science, IIT - Gandhinagar; M.Sc, Cognitive Science, University of Allahabad; B.A, Psychology and Economics, University of Allahabad.


Prof. Abhishek Sahai is Assistant Professor – Psychology at FLAME University. He received his Doctorate Degree in Cognitive Science from IIT Gandhinagar. He holds a MSc in Cognitive Science and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Economics from University of Allahabad. Prof. Abhishek has over four years of work experience and was associated with National Forensic Science University and IIT at Gandhinagar. Prof. Abhishek’s research interests are in the area of Decision Making with a focus on the interaction between economic and moral domains.
Website: https://abhisheksahai.wixsite.com/mindelab.



  1. Sahai, A., Manjaly J.A. Risk and Morality: Prior exposure to risk increases utilitarian type choices. (Under Review)

  2. Sahai, A., Manjaly J.A. Economic inequality and Relative Deprivation influence prosocial decisions towards moral and immoral causes. (Under Review)

  3. Sahai, A., Manjaly J.A. Moral character evaluations are influenced by the monetary status of an agent. (Under Review)

  4. Sahai, A., Manjaly J.A. Trade-off Type and Degree: Two principles of moral judgment and decision making. (Under Review)


  1. Pal, M., Sahai, A., Goyal, S. (2022). Wellbeing in the Internet Era and its Emotional Dimensions. Envisioning India's Future (pp. 247 - 253). Bloomsbury Publishing.


  1. Sahai, A. (2021). Scientific Methods in Psychology and the Human Brain. Partap World School, Pathankot, September 30th 2021.

  2. Sahai, A. (2021). Reward & Adolescence. FLAME Educators’ Confluence, September 25th-26th 2021.

  3. Sahai, A. (2021). Psychology of Everyday Judgments and Decisions. Heritage Xperiential Learning School, September 13th 2021.

  4. Sahai, A. (2016). Heuristics in Moral Choices. Talk at IITGN-ISCTE-IUL Lisbon Joint Seminar, September 22nd 2016, IIT Gandhinagar.


  1. Hathi, V., Menon, P., Sahai, A. (2022). Consumer Perception of Luxury Products Manufactured by Robots vs. Humans: A comparative study. Paper presented at the Behavioral Science in Marketing Conference, IIM Ahmedabad, March-2022. (Second Best-Paper Award)

  2. Sahai, A. Manjaly J. A. (2019). Relative deprivation increases prosocial giving towards immoral causes for material benefit. Poster presented at the 6th Annual Conference of the Association for Cognitive Science (ACCS). BITS Pilani, K. K. Birla Campus, Goa, December, 10-12, 2019.

  3. Sahai, A. Manjaly J. A. (2019). Contextual factors influence moral decisions and
    . Poster presented at Regional Young Investigators’ Meeting-West. IIT
    Jodhpur, Jodhpur, October 31st to November 2nd, 2019.

  4. Sahai, A. Manjaly J.A. (2017). Risk and Morality: Prior exposure to risk makes people
    more utilitarian
    . Poster presented at International Conference of Society for
    Judgment and Decision Making. Vancouver, Canada, November 10-13, 2017.

  5. Sahai, A. Manjaly J.A. (2017). Risky Morals. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Cognitive Sciences. Hyderabad, India, October 5-7,

  6. Sahai, A. Manjaly J.A. (2017). Risky Morals, Poster presented at TAPMI-MAX PLANCK Winter School on Bounded Rationality, TAPMI, January 9-15, 2017.

  7. Sahai, A., Srinivasan N., Pammi, V.S.C. (2013). Interaction of emotion and framing in intertemporal choice. Poster presented at International Conference on Cognition,
    Emotion and Action, IIT Gandhinagar, December 6-8, 2013.

  8. Sahai, A., Bandyopadhyay, D., Srinivasan, N., & Pammi, V.S.C. (2011). Influence of
    Emotional Context on intertemporal choice.
    Poster presented at International Conference on Decision Making, Allahabad, December 9-12, 2011.