Sydney Scott, assistant professor of marketing, has spent the last decade in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her undergraduate degree in psychology there, followed by what she calls “a natural evolution” to a master’s and PhD in marketing at Wharton.
Scott’s dual interests in psychology and marketing have been a perfect match for studying consumer behavior. She has conducted research into consumer preferences for natural, organic products versus genetically modified products.
Scott grew up in California, but is getting acquainted with her new hometown, exploring St. Louis’ ice cream shops and trying out local delicacies like gooey butter cake.
Area of Expertise:
Consumer behavior and decision-making
Morality and consumption; judgment and decision-making; preference for naturalness
- “Evidence for Absolute Moral Opposition to Gentically Modified Food in the United States”, Perspectives on Psychological Science, Issue 3, 315-324, with Y. Inbar, P. Rozin, 2016
- “The Price of Not Putting a Price on Love”, Judgment and Decision Making, Issue 1, 40-47, with A. McGraw, D. Davis, P. Tetlock, 2016
- “Why Does the Cognitive Reflection Test (Sometimes) Predict Utilitarian Moral Judgment (and Other Things)?”, Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, Issue 3, 265-284, with J. Baron, K. Fincher, S. Metz, 2015
- “Asymmetrical Social Mach Bands: Exaggeration of Social Identities on the More Esteemed Side of Group Borders”, Psychological Science, Issue 10, 1955-1959, with P. Rozin, H. Zickgraf, F. Ahn, H. Jiang, 2014
- “Integrative Complexity Coding Raises Integratively Complex Issues”, Political Psychology, Issue 5, 625-634, with P. Tetlock, S. Metz, P. Suedfeld, 2014
- “Psychological Strategies for Winning Geopolitical Forecasting Tournaments”, Psychological Science, Issue 5, 1106-1115, with B. Mellers, L. Ungar, J. Baron, J. Ramos, B. Gurcay, K. Fincher, D. Moore, P. Atanasov, S. Swift, T. Murray, E. Stone, P. Tetlock, 2014
- “Nudge to Nobesity I: Minor Changes in Accessibility Decrease Food Intake”, Judgment and Decision Making, Issue 4, 323-332, with P. Rozin, M. Dingley, J. Urbanek, H. Jiang, M. Kaltenbach, 2011