Jiaying Zhao, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Canada Research Chair (t2)

Principal Investigator

  Dr. Jiaying Zhao    (click here for my CV)


   Canada Research Chair (t2)

   Assistant Professor


   Department of Psychology

   Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability



Graduate Students

  Alejandra Echeverri    (click here for my website)


  Research interests:

  How to engage the public on biodiversity conservation?


  Ivana Zelenika


  Research interests:

  How to motivate pro-environmental behavior?


  Katherine Cramer


  Research interests:

  How does Field School shape environmental awareness and actions?


  Brandon Tomm


  Research interests:

  What are the cognitive consequences and causes of scarcity?


  Laura Super


  Research interests:

  How does the environment influence subjective wellbeing?


  Ru Qi Yu


  Research interests:

  How does the visual system extract statistical information?


  Yu Luo


  Research interests:

  How to use cognitive science to inform sustainability practices?


  Anna Xiao Luo


  Research interests:

  What mechanisms support ensemble processing?



Lab Manager

  Nishtha Parag




Research Assistants

  Justin Reed



  Dylan Meng



  May Wang




Lab Alumni

  Yimiao Gong  currently a graduate student at Columbia University

  Leanne Zeng  currently a graduate student at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  Elizabeth Ponce  currently a graduate student at King's College in London, UK

  James Jiang  currently a graduate student at Southern California Institute of Architecture

  Sumeyye Cakal