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Jennifer Trueblood

Associate Professor of Psychology

Jennifer Trueblood's research takes a joint experimental and computational modeling approach to study human judgment, decision-making, reasoning, and memory. She is interested in understanding (1) how people make decisions when faced with multiple alternatives, (2) how dynamically changing information affects decision processes, (3) how people reason about complex causal events, and (4) how different perspectives, contexts, and frames can lead to interference effects in decision-making and memory. To address these questions, she develops probabilistic and dynamic models that can explain behavior and uses hierarchical Bayesian methods for data analysis and model-based inference.

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Representative Publications

Baribault, B., Donkin, C., Little, D. R., Trueblood, J. S., Oravecz, Z., van Ravenzwaaij, D., White, C., De Boeck, P., & Vandekerckhove, J. (2018). Meta-studies for robust tests of theory. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1708285114

Diederich, A., & Trueblood, J. S.  (2018). A Dynamic Dual Process Model of Risky Decision-Making. Psychological Review, 125, 270-292.

Trueblood, J. S., Holmes, W. R., Seegmiller, A. C., Douds, J., Compton, M., Szentirmai, E., Woodruff, M., Huang, W., Stratton, C., Eichbaum, Q. (2018). The Impact of Speed and Bias on the Cognitive Processes of Experts and Novices in Medical Image Decision-making. Cognitive Research: Principles & Implications, 3(28), 1-14.

Guo, L., Trueblood, J. S. & Diederich, A. (2017). Thinking Fast Increases Framing Effects in Risky Decision-making. Psychological Science.28(4), 530-543.

Trueblood, J. S., Yearsley, J. M., & Pothos, E. M. (2017). A quantum probability framework for human probabilistic inference. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146(9), 1307-1341.

Holmes, W. R., Trueblood, J. S. & Heathcote, A. (2016). A new framework for modeling decisions about changing information: The Piecewise Linear Ballistic Accumulator model. Cognitive Psychology. 85, 1-29.

Trueblood, J. S., Brown, S. D., & Heathcote, A. (2015). The fragile nature of contextual preference reversals: Reply to Tsetsos, Chater, and Usher. Psychological Review.

Trueblood, J. S. (2015). Reference point effects in riskless choice without loss aversion. Decision, 2(1), 13-26.

Trueblood, J. S., Brown, S. D., & Heathcote, A. (2014). The multi-attribute linear ballistic accumulator model of context effects in multi-alternative choice. Psychological Review, 121, 179-205.

Pothos, E. M., Busemeyer, J. R., & Trueblood, J. S. (2013). A quantum geometric model of similarity. Psychological Review, 120, 679-696.

Trueblood, J. S., Brown, S. D., Heathcote, A., & Busemeyer, J. R. (2013). Not just for consumers: Context effects are fundamental to decision making. Psychological Science, 24(6), 901-908.

Trueblood, J. S. (2012). Multi-alternative context effects obtained using an inference task. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 19 (5), 962-968 doi: 10.3758/s13423-012-0288-9

Busemeyer, J. R., Pothos, E. M., Franco, R., & Trueblood, J. S. (2011). A Quantum Theoretical Explanation for Probability Judgment Errors. Psychological Review, 118, 193-218.

Trueblood, J. S. & Busemeyer, J. R. (2011). A Quantum Probability Account of Order Effects in Inference. Cognitive Science, 35, 1518-1552.