Adaptation to Information Proliferation

The research program aims at advancing basic knowledge in cognitive sciences about how human minds adapt to contemporary information environments through self-regulated processes, such as information search and uptake, for complex information goals, including decision-making and knowledge acquisition.

[NOTE] Graduate students with interests in cognitive science and human-computer interaction, feel free to contact with your CV.


Ongoing Projects

  • (Individual and Collective) Foraging for learning new knowledge in the wild [Starting in 2022]

  • Evidence identifying and foraging in domain-specific decision-making (medical and judgment systems) [Starting in 2022]

    • Current student: Michelle Bak
  • [Funded] Examine the dynamics between enrichment seeking and cognitive/socioemotional well-being among the adults in their midlife and older ages

    • Current student: Smit Desai
    • The Fireside Exploration Project
    • Funded by Napoleon Fireplaces
    • MPI: Shannon Mejia (College of Applied Health Sciences)
  • Iterative Information Search and Exchange for Small Groups [Starting in 2022]

    • Current student: Yu-Wei Lai (MS IM)


Completed Projects and Selected Publications

  • Information foraging across the lifespan

Chin, J. & Stine-Morrow, E. A. L. (2016). What makes you feel you are learning: Cues to self-regulated learning. In A. Papafragou, D. Grodner, D. Mirman, J. C. Trueswell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society(pp. 538-543). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Liu, X., Chin, J., Payne, B. R., Fu, W-T., Morrow, D. G., Stine-Morrow, E. A. L. (2016). Adult age differences in information foraging in an interactive reading environment. Psychology and Aging, 31(3), 211-223. DOI: 10.1037/pag0000079

Chin, J., Payne, B., Fu, W-T., Morrow, D. G. & Stine-Morrow, E. A. L. (2015). Information foraging across the life span: Search and switch in unknown patches. Topics in Cognitive Science, 7(3), 428-450. DOI:10.1111/tops.12147