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.


  • Search as learning/ Information foraging across the lifespan

    • 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.
    • 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
  • Cognitive Foraging

      • Text foraging in game environment
      • Resources foraging in game environment
  • LLMs-augmented Cognitive Agents

    • Information exchange/knowledge update modeling