Sara Constantino

Visiting Research Scholar
Assistant Professor, Northeastern University

Sara is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology; School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs; and Marine and Environmental Sciences at Northeastern University.

Sara’s current research focuses on understanding how social norms affect individual and collective behaviors (especially in environmental contexts) and how this influence might vary depending on several factors, such as the source of norm information or the agency of the individual in determining her institutional context.

A second line of research is aimed at developing a comprehensive decision making framework, which extends beyond rational choice and brings together theories from various disciplines and levels of detail, in order to better characterize decisions in complex ecological contexts.

Previously, she completed a Ph.D. at New York University, where she developed computational models to capture learning and decisions in foraging contexts, characterized by inter temporal tradeoffs and opportunity costs.