I have postgraduate training in cognitive, organisational, and consumer psychology. I use experimental research methods to understand the cognitive processes underlying judgment and decision-making, and the application of this knowledge to environmental, financial, managerial, and consumption contexts. Specific areas of interest include choices made under uncertainty, choice architecture, word-of-mouth, goals, motivation, confidence, and pro-social marketing. My research has been published in top academic journals in psychology, management, and marketing. A complete list of my academic (peer-reviewed) publications is shown below.
- Blijlevens, J., Camilleri, A. R., & Laban-Peryman, J. (2021). The effectiveness of colour in charitable appeals: Results from an incentivized online experiment.
- Camilleri, A. R., Dankova, K, Ortiz Gomez, J. M., & Neelim, A. (2021). Lottery-based reward schemes improve worker motivation and productivity. [PDF]
- Camilleri, A. R. (2021). What happens when a retailer displays both the number of reviews and the number of sales? [PDF]
- Camilleri, A. R. (2021). An investigation of life’s biggest decisions.
- Camilleri, A. R., Jin, L., Neelim, A., & Zhang, Y. (2021). Probability-based loyalty reward programs increase customer engagement.
Refereed Journal Publications
- Camilleri, A. R. & Sah, S. (2021). Amplification of the status quo bias among physicians making medical decisions. Applied Cognitive Psychology. DOI: 10.1002/acp.3868 [Preregistration] [Data]
- Camilleri, A. R. (2021). Who doesn’t read online consumer reviews, and why? Personality and Individual Differences. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2021.110954 [Stimuli]
- Camilleri, A. R. (2020). The importance of online reviews depends on when they are presented. Decision Support Systems. DOI: 10.1016/j.dss.2020.113307
- Camilleri, A. R., Cam, M., & Hoffmann, R. (2019). Nudges and signposts: The effect of smart defaults and pictographic risk information on retirement saving investment choices. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 32(4), 431-449. DOI: 10.1002/bdm.2122 [Preregistration] [PDF]
- Hoffmann, R., Cam, M., & Camilleri, A. R. (2019). Deciding to invest responsibly: Choice architecture and demographics in an incentivised retirement savings experiment. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 80, 219-230. DOI: 10.1016/j.socec.2019.04.005
- Camilleri, A. R. & Larrick, R. P. (2019). The collective aggregation effect: Aggregating potential collective action increases prosocial behavior. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 148(3), 550-569. DOI: 10.1037/xge0000563 [PDF]
- Camilleri, A. R., Larrick, R. P., Hossain, S., & Patino-Echeverri D. (2019). Consumers underestimate the emissions associated with food but are aided by labels. Nature Climate Change, 9, 53–58. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-018-0354-z [Data] [PDF]
- Camilleri, A. R. & Newell, B. R. (2019). Better calibration when predicting from experience (rather than description). Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 150, 62-82. DOI: 10.1016/j.obhdp.2018.10.006 [Preregistration] [PDF]
- Kidd, L. R., Garrard, G. E., Bekessy, S. A., Mills, M., Camilleri, A. R., Fidler, F., Fielding, K. S., Gordon, A., Gregg, E. A., Kusmanoff, A. M., Louis, W., Moon, K., Robinson, J. A., Selinske, M. J., Shanahan, D., & Adams, V. M. (2019). Messaging matters: A systematic review of the conservation messaging literature. Biological Conservation, 236, 92-99. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.05.020
- Ungemach, C., Camilleri, A. R., Johnson, E. J., Larrick, R. P., & Weber, E. U. (2018). Translated attributes as choice architecture: Aligning objectives and choices through decision signposts. Management Science, 64(5), 2445 – 2459. DOI: 10.1287/mnsc.2016.2703 [PDF]
- Powell, A. E., Camilleri, A. R., Dobele, A. R., & Stavros, C. (2017). Developing a scale for the perceived social benefits of sharing. Journal of Consumer Marketing, 34(6), 496-504. DOI: 10.1108/JCM-03-2017-2124 [PDF]
- Camilleri, A. R. (2017). The presentation format of review score information influences consumer preferences through the attribution of outlier reviews. Journal of Interactive Marketing, 38, 1-14. DOI: 10.1016/j.intmar.2017.02.002 [PDF]
- Camilleri, A. R. & Larrick, R. P. (2014). Metric and scale design as choice architecture tools. Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, 33(1), 108-125. DOI: 10.1509/jppm.12.151. [PDF]
- Camilleri, A. R. & Newell, B. R. (2013). The long and short of it: Closing the description-experience “gap” by taking the long run view. Cognition, 126, 54-71. DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2012.09.001. [PDF] [Corrigendum]
- Camilleri, A. R. & Newell, B. R. (2011). When and why rare events are underweighted: A direct comparison of the sampling, partial feedback, full feedback and description choice paradigms. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 18, 377-384. DOI: 10.3758/s13423-010-0040-2. [PDF]
- Camilleri, A. R. & Newell, B. R. (2011). Description- and experience-based choice: Do equivalent samples equal equivalent choice? Acta Psychologica, 136, 276-284. DOI: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2010.11.007. [PDF]
- Camilleri, A. R. & Newell, B. R. (2009). The role of representation in experience-based choice. Judgment & Decision Making, 4(7), 518–529. [PDF]
- Camilleri, A. R. & Larrick, R. P. (2015). Choice architecture. In R. Scott & S. Kosslyn (Eds.), Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons. DOI: 10.1002/9781118900772 [PDF]
- Camilleri, A. R., & Newell, B. R. (2013) Mind the gap? Description, experience, and the continuum of uncertainty in risky choice. In N. Srinivasan and P. Chandrasekhar (Eds.) Progress in Brain Research: Decision Making: Neural and Behavioural Approaches (pp. 55-72). Oxford, UK: Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-444-62604-2.00004-6. [PDF]
Refereed Full Paper Proceedings Publications
- Powell, A. E., Dobele, A. R., Camilleri, A. R., & Stavros, C., (2015). Psychosocial and contextual determinants of word-of-mouth transmission: A conceptual framework. Proceedings of the 2015 ANZMAC Conference: Innovation and Growth Strategies in Marketing, Sydney, Australia. [PDF]
- Hawkins, G., Camilleri, A. R., Heathcote, A., Newell, B. R., & Brown, S. (2014). Modeling probability knowledge and choice in decisions from experience. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 595-600). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [PDF]
- Camilleri, A. R. & Newell, B. R. (2011). The relevance of a probabilistic mindset in risky choice. In L. Carlson, C. Hölscher, & T. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2794-2799). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [PDF]
- Camilleri, A. R. & Newell, B. R. (2009). Within-subject preference reversals in description- and experience-based choice. In N. Taatgen, J. van Rijn, J. Nerbonne & L. Schomaker (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 449-454). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [PDF]
Refereed Extended Abstract Proceedings Publications
- Camilleri, A. R. & Larrick, R. P. (2013). Scale and metric design as choice architecture tools. In L. Salisbury & K. Seiders (Eds)., Marketing and Public Policy Conference Proceedings 2013, (pp. 62-63) Chicago, IL: American Marketing Association. [PDF]
- Camilleri, A. R., Ungemach, C., Larrick, R. P., Johnson, E. J., & Weber, E. U. (2013). Translated attributes as a choice architecture tool: Trick and treat. In L. Salisbury & K. Seiders (Eds)., Marketing and Public Policy Conference Proceedings 2013, (pp. 15-16) Chicago, IL: American Marketing Association. [PDF]
- Camilleri, A. R. (2011). The psychological mechanisms underpinning experience-based choice (Doctoral dissertation). [PDF]
- Camilleri, A. R. (2007). Extinction and renewal of human causal learning (Honours thesis). [PDF]
Note: All articles are the sole copyright of the respective publishers. Materials are provided for educational use only. Downloading of materials constitutes an agreement that the materials are for personal use only.