ANNABELLE ROBERTS - Center for Decision Research | Chicago Booth


Annabelle Roberts

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Background & Education

Annabelle is a doctoral student in the Behavioral Science program at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where she is working with Dr. Ayelet Fishbach and Dr. Emma Levine. Before coming to Booth, she worked at a market research firm in Boston and graduated from Tufts University, where she studied psychology and worked in the Emotion, Brain, and Behavior Lab.

Research Interests

Annabelle studies consumer motivation and self-control, with a focus on understanding what leads people to make more patient decisions and feel patient while waiting. She also studies the consequences of interpersonal communication decisions and how people can share information with others in a way that increases trust and reduces negative judgments.

Selected Publication & Presentations

Roberts, A. R., Shaddy, F., & Fishbach, A. (2021). "Love is patient: People are more willing to wait for things they like," forthcoming at Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. (Link)

Roberts, A. R., Levine, E. E., & Sezer, O. (2021). "Hiding success," forthcoming at Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. (Link)

Roberts, A. R. & Fishbach, A. (2020). "When wanting closure reduces patients’ patience." Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 161, 85-94. (Link)