Varsha Singh

Varsha Singh
Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office: 402F, Block II (Electrical Engineering Building)
CBS Lab: MS615, Humanities & Social Science, IIT Delhi
Email: ;

Academic Background

BA (Psychology), Fergusson College, Pune
MA (Clinical Psychology), University of Pune
PhD, Humanities & Social Science, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay

Employment History

2013: Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social Science, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi.
2012: Research Scientist, Department of Management, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.
2011: Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode, Kerala.
2009: Research Associate, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore.
2006: Research Assistant, IR Consultancy Center, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay.
2003: Research Assistant, Psychophysiology Laboratory, Stanford University, USA.
2000: Clinical Psychologist, Mental Health Care Center, Pune.


Singh, V. (2013). A potential role of reward and punishment in the facilitation of the emotion-cognition dichotomy in the Iowa Gambling Task. Frontiers in Psychology. 4:944. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00944.

Singh, V. (2016). Sex-differences, Handedness, and Lateralization in the Iowa Gambling Task . Frontiers in Psychology, 7: 708, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00708

Singh, V. (2013). Dual conception of risk in the Iowa Gambling Task: Effects of sleep deprivation and time delay. Frontiers in Decision Neuroscience. 4:628. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00628.

Singh, V. & Khan, A. (2012). Decision making in the reward and punishment variants of the Iowa Gambling Task: Evidence of “Foresight” or “Framing”? Frontiers in Decision Neuroscience. 6:107. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2012.00107.

Kalliath, P., Kalliath, T., & Singh, V. (2011). When work intersects family: A qualitative exploration of the experiences of dual earner couples in India. South Asian Journal of Management, 18(1):37-59.

Singh, V., Kalliath, T., & Kalliath, P. (2010). Dual-income marital dyads and discrepant economic and personal information: An exploratory investigation. Psychological Studies, 55(3): 263-269.

Singh, V. & Khan, A. (2009). Heterogeneity in choices on Iowa Gambling Task: A preference for high infrequent-higher magnitude punishment. Mind & Society: Cognitive Studies in Economics and Social Science, 8(1):43-57.

Singh, V. (2005). Depressive realism: Exploring realism and rationality. Indian Journal of Clinical Psychology, 32, (1): 25-30.

Singh, V. & Khan, A. (2008). Affect, judgment and endowment-contrast theory, Journal of Indian Health Psychology, 3(1):19-26.

Bhattarcharya, T., Singh, V., Kaur, R. & Neeti (2006). Judgment of subjective well-being: Influence of personality and affect. Psychological Studies, 51, (2-3): 132-138.

Singh, V. (2018). Comparing Research Productivity of Returnee-PhDs in Science, Engineering, and the Social Sciences. Scietometrics, doi: 10.1007/s11192-018-2706-x


Singh, V. (2017). Do Losses Loom Larger Over Our Moral Compass? Effect of Anxiety, Impulsivity, and Frame on Deception. 7th Annual International Symposium of Decision Neuroscience (ISDN), June 2 – 3, Stanford University, CA, USA.
Singh, V. (2016). Exploring sex, and cultural differences in decision making. 31st International Congress of Psychology, July 24 - 29, Yokohama, Japan.

Singh, V. & Chakravarty, S. (2015). Tracking the determinants of admission, performance and placements in Indian management education. Annual Conference of the Emerging Markets, Jan 20 – 25, Dubai, UAE.

Singh, V. (2014). Laterality in the Iowa Gambling Task: Sensitivity to rewards – punishment altering regulatory control? Annual Conference on Cognitive Science March 3 – 5, 2014, India International Center, Delhi.

Singh, V. (2013). Decision Neuroscience: Role of the Iowa Gambling Task. Annual conference of Indian Academy of Neuroscience (IAN), Oct 25 – 27, University of Allahabad, India.

Dayanithi, D. & Singh, V. (2015). Accentuated Loss Aversion in PGA Tournaments: Does Company Matter? Annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Feb 27 – 28, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Massachusetts, USA.

Singh, V.& Khan, A. (2011). Reward-punishment sensitivity in Iowa Gambling Task: Tale of two variants.International conference on Decision Making, Centre of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, Dec 9 - 12, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, India.

Singh, V. (2007). Behavioral decision making and self-reported measures of individual differences. International conference on ‘Cognition & Emotion in Economic Decision Making’, University of Trento, Italy.

Singh, V. (2006). Affect-aided decision making and self-rated recall of episodic memory. International conference on ‘Models of Brain & Mind: Psychical, Computational & Psychological Approaches’, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, India.