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.
- Jenkins, Adrianna, and Ming Hsu. “Dissociable contributions of imagination and willpower to the malleability of human patience.” Psychological Science. 28: 894-906, 2017. [PDF]
- Jenkins, Adrianna, Lusha Zhu, and Ming Hsu. Cognitive neuroscience of honesty and deception: A signaling framework. Current Opinions in Behavioral Sciences. 11:130-137, 2016. [PDF]
- Hsu, Ming and Adrianna Jenkins. Character Studies. Nature Neuroscience, 18: 1198-1199, 2015. [PDF]
- Zhu, Lusha, Adrianna Jenkins, Eric Set, Donatella Scabini, Robert Knight, Pearl H. Chiu, Brooks King-Casas, and Ming Hsu. Damage To Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Affects Tradeoffs Between Honesty And Self-Interest. Nature Neuroscience, 17: 1319-1321, 2014. [PDF] [Experiment Instructions]