Jenna Zhao

Jenna Zhao

Jenna Zhao

Doctoral Candidate

B Psych (Honours, Class I), 2014

Contact details

Email: Jenna Zhao

Office: Room 1502

Research Summary

Supervisor: Dr. Steven Most

Research areas: Attention, perception and emotional distraction.

Teaching

PSYC1001: Psychology 1A
Course tutor, Semester 1, 2016; Semester 1, 2017; Semester 1, 2018

PSYC1011: Psychology 1B
Course tutor, Semester 2, 2016

PSYC4093: Psychology 4A
Guest lecturer, Semester 1, 2017; Semester 1, 2018

Publications

Zhao, J. L., & Most, S. B. (in press). Manipulations of distractor frequency do not mitigate emotion-induced blindness. Cognition and Emotion.
Richmond, J. L., Zhao, J. L., & Weidemann, G. (2017). I like it by mere association: Conditioning preferences in infants. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 161, 19-31.
Richmond, J. L., Zhao, J. L., & Burns, M. A. (2015). What goes where? Eye tracking reveals spatial relational memory during infancy. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 13079-91.

Conference presentations and posters:

Zhao, J. L., & Most, S. B. (April, 2018). Proactive control through temporal expectancy does not influence emotion-induced blindness. Talk presented at the 45th annual meeting of the Australasian Society of Experimental Psychology (Hobart, TAS).

Most, S. B., Jin, M., Onie, S., Zhao, J. L., & Curby, K. M. (April, 2018). Altered perceptual processing in violent video game players: Evidence from emotion-induced blindness. Talk presented at the 45th annual meeting of the Australasian Society of Experimental Psychology (Hobart, TAS).

Most, S. B., Jin, M., Onie, S., Zhao, J. L., & Curby, K. M. (November, 2017). Altered perceptual processing in violent video game players: Evidence from emotion-induced blindness. Talk presented at the 58th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society (Vancouver, BC).

Zhao, J. L., & Most, S. B. (November, 2017). Context effects on emotional disruption of perception: Distractor frequency does not mitigate emotion-induced blindness. Poster presented at the 25th annual workshop on Object Perception, Attention, and Memory (Vancouver, BC).

Zhao, J. L., Wyble, B., & Most, S. B. (April, 2017). More distractors, less distraction: Multiple valence-matched distractors improve target perception. Poster presented at the 4th annual meeting of the Society for Affective Sciences (Boston, MA).

Zhao, J. L., & Most, S. B. (April, 2017). Spontaneous recruitment of proactive control does not mitigate emotion-induced blindness. Talk presented at the 44th annual meeting of the Australasian Society of Experimental Psychology (Shoal Bay, NSW).

Zhao, J. L., Wyble, B., & Most, S. B. (November, 2016). Distracted from distraction? Multiple distractors improves target perception in RSVP. Poster presented at the 24th Annual Workshop on Object Perception, Attention, and Memory (Boston, MA).

Richmond, J. L., Zhao, J. L., & Weidemann, G. (May, 2016). I like that one best: Evaluative conditioning and infant preferences. Poster presented at the 20th biennial International Congress on Infant Studies (New Orleans, LA).

Zhao, J. L., Kennedy, B. L., & Most, S. B. (May, 2016). Object-based effects (and their absence) reveal parallel mechanisms of emotional disruption of perception. Poster presented at the 16th annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (St Pete Beach, FL).

Zhao, J. L., Wyble, B., & Most, S. B. (March, 2016). Distracted from distraction? Additional distractors attenuate the effect of a critical distractor on target perception. Poster presented at the 43rd annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (University of Melbourne).

Zhao, J. L., Kennedy, B. L., & Most, S. B. (April, 2015). Does emotion-induced blindness spread according to the perceived structure of the environment? Poster presented at the 42nd annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conferenc(University of Sydney).

Awards, Fellowships & Grants

2017 School Exchange Program Grant (~$5500)

2017 Best oral presentation at the Experimental Psychology Conference

2016 Best student presentation at the Experimental Psychology Conference

2015-2018 Australian Postgraduate Award

Personal Links

Motivated Attention Perception Lab