About me

I am a researcher at the Faculty of Business Administration of the University of Economics in Prague and at the Prague College of Psychosocial Studies.

I am mainly interested in judgment and decision making. In particular, I do research on processing fluency, anchoring, moral judgment, and choice blindness. I am also interested in psychological methodology, statistics, programming, and intersections between psychology and computer science.

I used to do research on spatial navigation, memory, and temporal cognition in rats. I am also an author of a program for analysing data from behavioral neuroscience tasks (Carousel maze, Open field, Morris water maze) called Carousel Maze Manager.

Data, analysis scripts, and materials for my papers can be found on the Open Science Framework.

You can contact me at: bahniks@seznam.cz

Selected publications

Bahník, Š., & Strack, F. (2016). Overlap of accessible information undermines the anchoring effect. Judgment and Decision Making, 11, 92-98.

Bahník, Š., & Vranka, M. A. (2017).  If it’s difficult to pronounce, it might not be risky: The effect of fluency on judgment of risk does not generalize to new stimuli. Psychological Science, 28, 427-436.

Schulz, D., & Bahník, Š. (2019). Gender associations in the twentieth-century English-language literature. Journal of Research in Personality, 81, 88-97.

Vranka M. A., & Bahník, Š. (2016). Is the emotional dog blind to its choices? An attempt to reconcile the Social intuitionist model and the choice blindness effect. Experimental Psychology, 63, 180-188.

See Publications for the full list.