Mary Jiang is a senior PhD candidate at the ANU Research School of Psychology. She studies how attitudes and intuitions operate in concert to shape truth assessments. In particular, Mary examines how prior beliefs and attitudes might mitigate intuition-based biases in assessments of truth. She is interested in the practical ways we can protect ourselves from misinformation, considering the influences from both social and cognitive factors. Mary completed her bachelor degree with first class honours at the ANU in psychology.
This research is part of a collaborative project with Dr Eryn Newman in the ANU Applied Memory and Cognition Lab, as well as Professor Norbert Schwarz in the Situated, Experiential, Embodied, and Pragmatic Cognition Lab at the University of Southern California.