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

    • Current student: Yimei Jiang
  • Evidence identifying and foraging in domain-specific decision-making (medical and judgment systems)

    • Current student: Michelle Bak, Julisa Salgado
  • [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)
    • Research Output:
      1. Chin, J., Mejía, S., Desai, S., Washington, F., Ramesh, D., Deshpande, F., & Dash, S. (November, 2022). The effects of environment-induced relaxation on cognitive foraging under stress in midlife and beyond. Late breaking poster presentation at the annual scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) 2022, Indianapolis, IN.
      2. Mejía, S., Chin, J., Washington, F., Desai, S., Ramesh, D., Deshpande, F., & Hong, S. (November, 2022). Relaxation elements within a home environment and older adults’ socioemotional experiences of challenging tasks. Late breaking poster presentation at the annual scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) 2022, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Iterative Information Search and Exchange for Small Groups

    • Current students:  Eesha Chawhan (Alumni: Yu-Wei Lai, Jacky Chen)
  • Developing Educational Games for Misinformation Verification

    • Current students: Philo Wang, Kelly Dai

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