Dr. Jessica Lee

Dr. Jessica Lee

Dr. Jessica Lee

DECRA Fellow

Contact details

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.

My research interests include generalisation of associative learning, cue competition effects (conditioned inhibition, blocking) in causal learning, and individual differences in rules and inductive reasoning. 


I currently teach the following courses in the Graduate Diploma in Psychology

  • PSYC5001
  • PSYC5002
  • PSYC5003


Please see my website for an up-to-date list of my publications:


Awards, Fellowships & Grants

  • 2021 ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)

  • 2019 Experimental Psychology Society Study Visit Grant

  • 2018 Ian Potter Conference Grant

Current Research Students

PhD students

  • David Ng: Associative mechanisms underlying the acquisition and retention of superstitious beliefs
  • Yvonne Chan

Other Information

UNSW Women in Maths and Science Champion

Member of R-Ladies Sydney

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