Social norms and inferences

Kuang, J., and Bicchieri, C. (2023). Language matters: How Normative expressions shape norm perception and affect norm compliance. Forthcoming at Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.

Kuang, J., and Bicchieri, C. (2023). The Interpretation of social norm messages: Ambiguity and pragmatic inference  (manuscript in prep.)

Bicchieri, C. , and  Kuang, J. (2022). .From is to ought and back: Variability and asymmetry in social inferences from norm information. (manuscript in prep.)


Kuang, J., Ashraf, S., Das, U., and Bicchieri, C. (2020). Awareness, Risk Perception, and Stress during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Communities of Tamil Nadu, India. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 17(19): 7177. 

Ashraf, S., Kuang, J., Das, U., and Bicchieri, C. (2020). Sanitation Practices during Early Phases of COVID-19 Lockdown in Peri-Urban Communities in Tamil Nadu, India. The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 103(5): 4.

Social judgments and bias 

Kuang, J., Thulin, E., Delea, M. G., Ashraf, S., Das, U., Shpenev, A., McNally, P., and Bicchieri, C. (2020). Bias in the Perceived Prevalence of Open Defecation: Evidence from Bihar, India. PLoS One. 15(9): e0238627.

Social beliefs and women's empowerment

Das, U., Kuang, J., Ashraf, S., Sphenev, A., and Bicchieri, C. (2022). Women as Pioneers: Examining Their Role in Decision Making on Toilet Construction in India. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 1–28.

Ashraf, S., Kuang, J., Das, U., Shpenev, A., and Bicchieri, C. (2022). Social beliefs and women’s role in sanitation decision making in Bihar, India: an exploratory mixed method study. PLoS One. 17(1):e0262643.

Kuang, J., Ashraf, S., Shpenev, A., Delea, M. G., Das, U., and Bicchieri, C. (2020). Women are more likely to expect social sanctions for open defecation: Evidence from Tamil Nadu India. PLoS One. 15(10):e0240477. 

Social networks and field intervetntion

Ashraf, S., Bicchieri, C., Delea, M. G., Das, U., Chauhan, K., Kuang, J., Shpenev, A., and Thulin, E. (2021). Norms and social network–centric behavior change intervention (Nam Nalavazhvu) for improved toilet usage in peri-urban communities of Tamil Nadu: protocol for a cluster-randomized controlled trial. JMIR Research Protocol. 10(5).

Ashraf, S., Das, U., Kohler, H.P., Kuang, J., McNally, P., Shpenev, A., Thulin, E., and Bicchieri, C. (2018, 2019). Phase 1 & 2 Project Report. Social Networks and Norms in India. Penn Social Norms Group (PennSoNG).

Temporal Uncertainty

Hur, J., Smith, J. F., DeYoung, K. A., Anderson, A. S., Kuang, J., Kim, H. C., Tillman, R. M., Kuhn, M., Fox, A. S., and Shackman, A. J. (2020). Anxiety and the neurobiology of temporally uncertain threat anticipation. Journal of Neuroscience. 40, 7949-7964.

Temporal Decision Making

Kuang, J., Milhorn, H., Stuppy-Sullivan, A., Jung, S., Yi, R. (2018). Alternate Versions of a FixedChoice, Delay-Discounting Assessment for Repeated-Measures Designs. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 26(5), 503-508. 

Borges, A.M., Kuang, J., Milhorn, H., Yi, R. (2016). An alternative approach to calculating Area-Under-the-Curve (AUC) in delay discounting research. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 106(2), 145-155.