Graduate Students

Xiaohong Cai
M.S. Applied Psychology (2018), Chinese Academy of Sciences, B.S. Psychology (2015), Jiangxi Normal University
Advisor: Dr. Tim Pleskac
Research Interests: Judgement and Decision Making
B.S. Behavioral Neuroscience (2019) Florida Atlantic University
Advisor: Dr. Tim Pleskac
Research Interests: I’m interested in understanding individual and group processes in decision making, specifically through data science and analytics. Specific questions I’m interested in include how interactions within social dynamics and networks affect individual decisions and belief formation, how individuals weigh evidence from experience based on the nature of those experiences, and how evidence accumulation and group decision making can be observed over time. I aim to address these questions through statistical modeling, including applications of the Diffusion Drift Theory and Agent-Based Modeling. 


Robyn Kelton
M.A. Psychology (2012) National-Louis University, B.A. Psychology (2005) University of Kansas
Advisor: Dr. Andrea Greenhoot
Research Interests: My research interests include autobiographical memory, memory for stressful events and negative experiences, and the origins of a ruminative style of remembering. 
Margarita Pavlova
M.A. Developmental Psychology (2014), New Bulgarian University, B.A. Psychology (2011), New Bulgarian University
Advisor: Dr. Andrea Greenhoot
Research Interests: I study how different learning experiences (e.g., analogical comparison and self-explanation) affect understanding of study material and subsequent transfer of the obtained knowledge to new situations. 

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