Jessica Wang PhD

Lecturer in Psychology at Lancaster University


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New paper in JECP

Congratulations to Dr Lin Zhao (P.h.D!), who has her first paper accepted in Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. Want to know more about Lin’s work on memory and perspective-taking in 8 and 10 year-old children? A preprint can be found in the publication page!

PhD studentships at Lancaster

There are 2 Faculty of Science and Technology funded and 3 Leverhulme Trust funded studentships available at Lancaster! If you are interested in studying theory of mind, perspective-taking, or direct gaze, please get in touch with us.

The application deadline is Feb 5th, 2018.

Further information can be found here:

CoSI Lancaster

The CoSI Lab has moved to Lancaster! We are recruiting new PhD students, MSc students, and UG volunteers. If you are interested in working at Lancaster with us, please get in touch.

Thank you W.I.!

Together with colleagues from the School of Psychology at Keele University, the CoSI lab welcomed 45 lovely women from the Women’s Institute.

We had so much fun demonstrating our perspective-taking task to lovely participants! Thank you W.I.!


New paper on automatic belief tracking published in Cognition

Together with Dr Gaëlle Meert and Prof Dana Samson at Université catholique de Louvain, we published a new study showing that healthy adults automatically track others’ mental states when unnecessary and disadvantageous to their task at hand. Furthermore, the propensity to track others’ mental states is associated with empathetic tendencies.

New study on direct gaze

Our new paper on the cognitive effect of direct gaze is out in Psychonomics Bulletin & Review.

Here’s a blog post by Prof Melissa Vo where she talks about this research (Thanks Melissa for the beautiful writing!).

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