Dr. Jessica Lee

Dr. Jessica Lee

Dr. Jessica Lee

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Email: Dr. Jessica Lee

Office: Mathews, Room 912

Research Summary

My research seeks to explain the processes underlying human learning and behavior. I am particularly interested in whether learning is better explained by "low-level" associative processes or "higher-order" reasoning processes.

I am currently working on a project with Prof. Peter Lovibond and Prof. Brett Hayes investigating the role of inductive reasoning in generalization of associative learning. We conduct experiments using causal judgment scenarios and fear conditioning paradigms in humans.

My other research interests include sequential effects, sequence learning, and the implicit/explicit distinction in learning.


Lee, J. C., & Livesey, E. J. (in press). Rule-based generalization and peak shift in the presence of simple relational rules. PLoS ONE.

Lee, J. C., Lovibond, P. F., Hayes, B. K., & Navarro, D. J. (in press). Negative evidence and inductive reasoning in generalization of associative learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

Lee, J. C., Hayes, B. K., & Lovibond, P. F. (in press). Peak shift and rules in human generalization. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

Lee, J. C., & Livesey, E. J. (2017). The effect of encoding conditions on learning in the prototype distortion task. Learning and Behavior, 45, 164-183.

Bezzina, L., Lee, J. C., Lovibond, P. F., & Colagiuri, B. (2016). Extinction and renewal of cue-elicited reward seeking. Behavior Research and Therapy, 87, 162-169.

Lee, J. C., Beesley, T., & Livesey, E. J. (2016). Sequential effects and sequence learning in a three-choice serial reaction time task. Acta Psychologica, 170, 168-176.

Weidemann, G., Best, E., Lee, J. C., & Lovibond, P. F. (2013). The role of contingency awareness in single cue human eyeblink conditioning. Learning and Memory, 20, 363-366.

Lee, J. C., & Livesey, E. J. (2012). Second-order conditioning and conditioned inhibition: Influences of speed versus accuracy on human causal learning. PLoS ONE, 7(11): e49899.

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