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College of Arts & Sciences

Jinling Zhao

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Graduate Student

Psychology

jz062811@ohio.edu


Year of Entry

Summer Session 2011

Program

Experimental Cognitive Psychology

Adviser

Dr. Ronaldo Vigo

Education

Doctoral Program, Ohio University. 2011- present

Research Interests

For the past several years, Zhao has explored one research topic, do specific emotions influence intertemporal decision making via approach-avoidance motivation? Specifically, she worked on two projects under this topic: 1) Does anxiety influence intertemporal decision making via approach-avoidance motivation? 2) Do happy, anger, and fear influence intertemporal decision making via approach-avoidance motivation? Zhao also extended this research topic to judgment and decision making in different subfields, e.g., moral judgment, risk perception, sexual behavior, and variety seeking, in order to get convergent evidence on how specific emotions influence decision making processes.

Research team: 

  • Mary Harris (Co-researcher and primary research assistant)
  • Nicholas Kirwen (Research assistant)
  • Michaela Litton (Research assistant)
  • Jedidiah Johnson (Research assistant)

Zhao loves research. If someone who shares similar interest, welcome to cooperate. 

Publications

Zhao, J.L., & Vigo, R. (Manuscript pending). Anxiety and intertemporal decision-making: The interaction between state and trait anxiety. 

Zhao, J.L., Harris, M., Sang, H., & Vigo, R. (Manuscript in progress). Anxiety and variety-seeking.

Zhao, J.L., Harris, M., & Vigo, R. (Manuscript submitted). No right or wrong in judging trolley dilemmas when you are anxious: The functions of the behavioral inhibition system and trait anxiety. 

Zhao, J.L., Cheng, J., Harris, M., & Vigo, R. (Under Review). Anxiety and intertemporal decision making: The impacts of the behavioral inhibition system and the interactions of trait anxiety, state anxiety, and socioeconomic status.

Presentations

Zhao, J.L, & Harris, M. (May 2015). The influence of anxiety on intertemporal decision making: Approach- or inhibition-driven? Presented at the 27th APS Annual Convention. New York, NY.

Zhao, J.L., Harris, M., & Ronaldo, Vigo (May 2015). Anxiety and intertemporal decision making: The impacts of the behavioral inhibition system and the interactions of trait anxiety, state anxiety, and socioeconomic status. Talk at the Midwest Cognitive Science Conference, Mickiac Island, MI. 

Zhao, J.L, & Harris, M. (April 2015). The effects of happy, fear, and anxiety on intertemporal decision making. Presented at the 2015 Student Research & Creative Activity Expo. Ohio University.

Doan, C.A., Vigo, R., & Zhao, J.L. (July 2012). On the Structural Equilibrium of Choice Sets. Presented at the 45th Annual meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology. The Ohio State University.

Vigo, R., Doan C., & Zhao, J.L. (May, 2012).  The Structure of Choice.  Talk at the Midwestern Cognitive Science meeting. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. 

Professional Service

Athens Middle School Science Fair, Judge (2012-2014)

APS reviewer (March 2015)

Teaching Experience

Behavioral Statistics, Fall 2014


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