Jiaying Zhao, PhD

    Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair

Manuscripts in progress (available upon request)
    Mani, A., Mullainathan, S., Shafir, E., & Zhao, J. (under review). Scarcity and cognitive function around payday: A conceptual and empirical analysis.
    Sachdeva, S. & Zhao, J. (under review). Distinct impacts of financial scarcity and natural resource scarcity on sustainable choices and motivations.
    Griffioen, A. M., Hardisty, D. J., Handgraaf, M. J. J., & Zhao, J. (under review). Is it a bright idea? The influence of energy efficiency investments on curtailment behavior.
    Echeverri, A., Karp, D. S., Naidoo, R., Tobias, J. A., Zhao, J., & Chan, K. M. A. (under review). Do avian functional traits predict cultural ecosystem services?
    Echeverri, A., Karp, D. S., Frishkoff, L. O., Krishnan, J., Naidoo, R., Zhao, J., Zook, J., & Chan, K. M. A. (under review). Cultural and ecological priorities coincide in wet forests for conserving neotropical birds.
    Wu, R., Zhao, J., Cheung, C., Natsuaki, M. N., Rebok, G., & Strickland-Hughes, C. M. (under review). Learning as a necessary luxury: Changing cognitive trajectories via learning based on social, economic, and behavioral factors across the lifespan.
    Wynes, S., Zhao, J., & Donner, S. (under review). The limits to public carbon numeracy.

In press
    Yu, R. Q., Cooke, M., Zhao, J., & Snyder, J. (In press). Adult neurogenesis promotes efficient, nonspecific search strategies in a spatial alternation water maze task. Behavioural Brain Research.

2019
    Callahan, M. M., Echeverri, A., Ng, D., Zhao, J., & Satterfield, T. (2019). Using the Phylo Card Game to advance biodiversity conservation in an era of Pokémon. Palgrave Communications, 5:79.
    Luo, Y. & Zhao, J. (2019). Motivated attention in climate change perception and action. Frontiers in Psychology, 10:1541.
    Echeverri, A., Naidoo, R., Karp, D. S., Chan, K. M. A., & Zhao, J. (2019). Iconic manakins and despicable grackles: Comparing cultural ecosystem services and disservices across stakeholders in Costa Rica. Ecological Indicators, 106, 105454.
    Yu, R., Luo, Y., Osherson, D., & Zhao, J. (2019). Perception of multi-dimensional regularities is driven by salience. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 81, 1564-1578.
    Lempert, R., Zhao, J., & Dowlatabadi, H. (2019). Convenience, savings, or lifestyle? Distinct motivations and travel patterns of one-way and two-way carsharing members in Vancouver, Canada. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 71, 141-152.
    Luo, Y., Zelenika, I., & Zhao, J. (2019). Providing immediate feedback improves recycling and composting accuracy. Journal of Environmental Management, 232, 445-454.
    Yu, R. & Zhao, J. (2019). Statistical learning generates implicit conjunctive predictions.Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1247-1253). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
    Luo, Y. & Zhao, J. (2019). Statistical learning creates implicit subadditive predictions.Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2221-2227). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

2018
    Wynes, S., Nicholas, K., Zhao, J., & Donner, S. (2018). Measuring what works: Quantifying greenhouse gas emission reductions of behavioural interventions to reduce driving, meat consumption, and household energy use. Environmental Research Letters, 13, 113002.
    Zelenika, I., Moreau, T., Lane, O., & Zhao, J. (2018). Sustainability education in a botanical garden promotes environmental knowledge, attitudes, and willingness to act. Environmental Education Research, 24, 1581-1596.
    Yu, R. & Zhao, J. (2018). Implicit updating of object representation via temporal associations. Cognition, 181, 127-134.
    Luo, Y. & Zhao, J. (2018). Statistical learning creates novel object associations via transitive relations. Psychological Science, 29, 1207-1220.
    Luo, A. & Zhao, J. (2018). Capacity limit of ensemble perception of multiple spatially intermixed sets. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 80, 2033-2047.
    Wu, D., Lenkic, P., DiGiacomo, A., Cech, P., Zhao, J., & Kingstone, A. (2018). How does the design of waste disposal signage influence waste disposal behavior? Journal of Environmental Psychology, 58, 77-85.
    Echeverri, A., Karp, D. S., Naidoo, R., Zhao, J., & Chan, K. M. A. (2018). Approaching human-animal relationships from multiple angles: A synthetic perspective. Biological Conservation, 224, 50-62.
    Zelenika, I., Moreau, T., & Zhao, J. (2018). Toward zero waste events: Reducing contamination in waste streams with volunteer assistance. Waste Management, 76, 39-45.
    Whitman, J., Zhao, J., Roberts, K., & Todd, R. M. (2018). Political orientation and climate concern shape visual attention to climate change. Climatic Change, 147, 383-394.
    Yu, R. & Zhao, J. (2018). Object representations are biased toward each other through statistical learning. Visual Cognition, 26, 253-267.
    Yu, R., Osherson, D., & Zhao, J. (2018). Alternation blindness in the representation of binary sequences. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 44, 493-502.
    Zhao, J. & Tomm, B. (2018). Psychological responses to scarcity. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.
    Yu, R., Gunn, J., Osherson, D., & Zhao, J. (2018). The consistency of the subjective concept of randomness. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 7, 906-916.
    Shah, A. K., Zhao, J., Mullainathan, S., & Shafir, E. (2018). Money in the mental lives of the poor. Social Cognition, 36, Special Issue: The Status of Status: Vistas from Social Cognition, 4-19.
    DiGiacomo, A., Wu, D., Lenkic, P., Fraser, B., Zhao, J., & Kingstone, A. (2018). Convenience improves composting and recycling rates in high-density residential buildings. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 61, 309-331.
    Namazu, M., Zhao, J., & Dowlatabadi, H. (2018). Nudging for responsible carsharing: Using behavioral economics to change transportation behavior. Transportation, 45, 105-119.

2017
    Zhao, J. (2017). Influencing policymakers. Nature Climate Change, 7, 173-174.
    Zhao, J. & Tomm, B. (2017). Attentional trade-offs under resource scarcity. Augmented Cognition: Enhancing Cognition and Behavior in Complex Human Environments, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 10285, 78-97.
    Echeverri, A., Chan, K. M. A., & Zhao, J. (2017). How messaging shapes attitudes toward sea otters as a species at risk. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 22, 142-156.
    Echeverri, A., Callahan, M. M., Chan, K. M. A., Satterfield, T., & Zhao, J. (2017). Explicit not implicit preferences predict conservation intentions toward endangered species and biomes. Public Library of Science (PLoS ONE), 12(1), e0170973.
    Zhao, J. & Luo, Y. (2017). Statistical regularities guide the spatial scale of attention. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 79, 24-30.
    Wu, R. & Zhao, J. (2017). Prior knowledge of object associations shapes attentional templates and information acquisition. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:843. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00843
    Wu, R. & Zhao, J. (2017). The “item” as a window into how prior knowledge guides visual search (commentary). Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40, e162, p.49.
    Whitman, J., Zhao, J., & Todd, R. M. (2017). Alternation between different types of evidence attenuates judgments of severity. Public Library of Science (PLoS ONE), 12(7): e0180585.
    Luo, Y. & Zhao, J. (2017). Learning induced illusions: Statistical learning creates false memories. In G. Gunzelmann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrink, & E. J. Davelaar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, (pp. 774-779). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
    Yu, R., Osherson, D., & Zhao, J. (2017). Alternation blindness in the perception of binary sequences. In G. Gunzelmann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrink, & E. J. Davelaar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, (pp. 3609-3614). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
    Tomm, B. & Zhao, J. (2017). Scarcity impairs online detection and prospective memory. In G. Gunzelmann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrink, & E. J. Davelaar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, (pp. 3350-3355). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

2016
    Zhao, J. & Yu, R. (2016). Statistical regularities reduce perceived numerosity. Cognition, 146, 217-222. (Exp1 data, Exp2 data, Exp3 data)
    Mole, C. & Zhao, J. (2016). Vision and abstraction: An empirical refutation of Nico Orlandi’s non-cognitivism. Philosophical Psychology, 29, 365-373.
    Tomm, B. & Zhao, J. (2016). Scarcity captures attention and induces neglect: Eyetracking and behavioral evidence. In A. Papafragou, D. Grodner, D. Mirman, & J.C. Trueswell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1199-1204). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
    Luo, Y. & Zhao, J. (2016). Statistical learning creates novel object associations via transitive relations. In A. Papafragou, D. Grodner, D. Mirman, & J.C. Trueswell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 984-989). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

2015
    Yu, R. & Zhao, J. (2015). The persistence of attentional bias to regularities in a changing environment. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 77, 2217-2228.
    Moreau, T., Lane, O., Zhao, J., Geselbracht, D., & Lewis, P. (2015). Sustainable Communities Field School: Innovative environmental education for businesses. In Z. Irwin, C. Hobson, R. P. Selvam, L. Derewnicka (Eds.), Proceedings of the BGCI 9th International Congress on Education in Botanic Gardens (pp. 147-149). Surrey, UK: Botanic Gardens Conservation International.

2014
    Zhao, J., Hahn, U., & Osherson, D. (2014). Perception and identification of random events. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40, 1358-1371.
    Zhao, J., Karbowicz, D., & Osherson, D. (2014). Implicit learning of stimulus regularities increases cognitive control. Public Library of Science (PLoS ONE), 9(4), e93874.
    Hall, C. C.*, Zhao, J.*, & Shafir, E.* (2014). Self-affirmation among the poor: Cognitive and behavioral implications. Psychological Science, 25, 619–625. (*equal author contribution)
    In the news: The Economist, APS, Huffington Post, Vancouver Sun
    Zhao, J. & Osherson, D. (2014). Category-based updating. Thinking & Reasoning, 20, 1-15.

2013
    Mani, A., Mullainathan, S., Shafir, E., & Zhao, J. (2013). Response to Comment on "Poverty impedes cognitive function". Science, 342, 1169.
    Mani, A.*, Mullainathan, S.*, Shafir, E.*, & Zhao, J.* (2013). Poverty impedes cognitive function. Science, 341, 976-980. (*equal author contribution)
    In the news: New York Times, Associated Press, Washington Post, NBC, Reuters, Huffington Post, Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun, TIME Magazine
    Zhao, J., Al-Aidroos, N., & Turk-Browne, N. B. (2013). Attention is spontaneously biased toward regularities. Psychological Science, 24, 667-677.
    In the news: Psychology Today

2012
    Zhao, J., Crupi, V., Tentori, K., Fitelson, B., & Osherson, D. (2012). Updating: Learning versus supposing. Cognition, 124, 373-378.
    Zhao, J., Crupi, V., Tentori, K., Fitelson, B., & Osherson, D. (2012). Updating: Learning versus supposing. In N. Miyake, D. Peebles, & R. P. Cooper (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1233-1237). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

2011
    Zhao, J., Ngo, N., McKendrick, R., & Turk-Browne, N. B. (2011). Mutual interference between statistical summary perception and statistical learning. Psychological Science, 22, 1212-1219.
    In the news: Press release from APS, ScienceDaily
    Zhao, J. & Turk-Browne, N. B. (2011). Incidental encoding of numerosity in visual long-term memory. Visual Cognition, 19, 928-955.
    Zhao, J. & Osherson, D. (2011). Detecting deviations from randomness. L. Carlson, C. Hölscher, & T. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1019-1024). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

2010
    Zhao, J. & Osherson, D. (2010). Updating beliefs in light of uncertain evidence: Descriptive assessment of Jeffrey’s rule. Thinking & Reasoning, 16, 288-307.
    Zhao, J. & Osherson, D. (2010). Descriptive assessment of Jeffrey's rule. In S. Ohlsson & R. Catrambone (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2530-2535). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
    Zhao, J. & Turk-Browne, N. B. (2010). The perception of number from long-term memory. In S. Ohlsson & R. Catrambone (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1240-1245). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

2009
    Zhao, J., Shah, A. K., & Osherson, D. (2009). On the provenance of judgments of conditional probability. Cognition, 113, 26-36.
    Zhao, J., Shah, A. K., & Osherson, D. (2009). On the provenance of judgments of conditional probability. In N.A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 298-302). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Before 2009
    Zhao, J. & Costello, F. J. (2008). Computational modelling of switching behaviour in repeated gambles. Artificial Intelligence Review, 27, 209-222.
    Xia, F., Wang, H., Fu, X., & Zhao, J. (2005). An XML-based implementation of multimodal affective annotation. Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, 3784, 535-541.