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.

My research interests include generalisation of learning, cue competition effects (conditioned inhibition, blocking) in associative learning, and the implicit/explicit distinction. 


Lovibond, P. F., Lee, J. C., & Hayes, B. K. (accepted). Stimulus discriminability and induction as independent components of generalization. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

Fam, J. & Lee, J. C. (2019). Peer mentoring: A move towards addressing inequality between PhD students. Neuroanatomy and Behaviour, 1, e8. doi: 10.35430/nab.2019.e8

Lee, J. C., Lovibond, P. F., & Hayes, B. K. (2019). Evidential diversity increases generalization in predictive learning. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1177/1747021819857065.

Lee, J. C., Lovibond, P. F., Hayes, B. K., & Navarro, D. (2019). Negative evidence and inductive reasoning in generalization of associative learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 148, 289-303. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xge0000496.

Lee, J. C. & Livesey, E. J. (2018) Rule-based generalization and peak shift in the presence of simple relational rules. PLoS ONE 13(9): e0203805. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0203805.

Lee, J. C., Hayes, B. K., & Lovibond, P. F. (2018). Peak shift and rules in human generalization. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 44, 1955-1970. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000558.

Lee, J. C., & Livesey, E. J. (2017). The effect of encoding conditions on learning in the prototype distortion task. Learning & Behavior, 45, 164-183. DOI: 10.3758/s13420-016-0252-z.

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2016.09.009.

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2016.08.004.

Weidemann, G., Best, E., Lee, J. C., & Lovibond, P. F. (2013). The role of contingency awareness in single cue human eyeblink conditioning. Learning & Memory, 20, 363-366. DOI:10.1101/lm.029975.112.

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. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0049899.

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