Yana Litovsky, MSc

 

PostDoc
Department of Banking and Finance

  +43 (0) 512 507 73018

  yana.litovsky@uibk.ac.at

  o.4.08 (SOWI)

 Upon request

  Research

Research Interests

Judgment and decision making

Consumer and Financial behavior

Information and curiosity

Prosocial behavior

Working Papers

Litovsky, Y. & Loewenstein, G. “Facts Are Like Snacks: Variety Preferences for Information Mirror those of Consumable Goods.”

Litovsky, Horn, S., Loewenstein, G. & Olivola, C. “Knowing Is Like Owning: Loss Aversion and Diminishing Sensitivity for Non-Instrumental Information.”

Litovsky & Olivola, C. “The Resource Focusing Effect: Nudging Consumer Preferences in Time-Money Tradeoffs.”

Litovsky & Loewenstein, G. “Two Ways to Value Information: Consumption and Ownership Utility.”

Litovsky. “When Just Acting Is Enough: The Low Threshold for Warm Glow in Charitable Giving.”

Litovsky. “In Defense of Authenticity: How a Desire for Information Explains Preferences for Authenticity Across Domains.” (available via SSRN)

Publications

Litovsky, Y. (2021) “(Mis)perception of Bias in Print Media: How Depth of Content Evaluation Affects the Perception of Hostile Bias in an Objective News Report, PloS one, 16(5). Link  

Presentations

2020 Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Virtual

2018 Society for Consumer Psychology, Dallas

2018 Behavioral Decision Research in Management, Boston

2017 Association for Consumer Research (session co-chair), San Diego

2017 Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Vancouver


  Education

2021

PhD, Behavioral Decision Research (Carnegie Mellon University)

2018

MSc, Behavioral Decision Research (Carnegie Mellon University)

2015

MSc, Psychology (Hunter College)

2005

BA, Psychology and Philosophy (Brandeis University)


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