Published in: Berkeley Neuroscience News | January 20th, 2018

Adrianna Jenkins, postdoctoral scholar in Ming Hsu’s Neuroeconomics Lab, was named as one of the Association for Psychological Science Rising Stars of 2018. The APS Rising Star designation is presented to outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research careers post-PhD.

Jenkins will be starting as Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania in July 2018. ​Her research integrates theory and methods from cognitive neuroscience, social psychology, and behavioral economics to study contextual flexibility in human thought and behavior, with a particular focus on social cognition. People adapt their behavior to different contexts and different interaction partners. Jenkins research is focused on understanding how the mind produces this flexibility. She aims to understand what contextual features the mind is sensitive to, and through what processes those features affect behavior.

Selected Publications

Left to right: Ming Hsu, Adrianna Jenkins, and Ignacio Saez. Photo by Jim Block.