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Jonathan Fugelsang

Professor; Cognitive Research Area Head

Jonathan Fugelsang.BA (Lakehead), MA, PhD (Saskatchewan)

Recipient, 2015 Excellence in Arts Teaching Award

Contact information

Laboratory for Research in Reasoning and Decision Making website

Electroencephalogram EEG/ Event Related Potential Lab (ERP) website

Problem Gambling Research Lab website

Research interests

My research interests span several topics in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience, though my primary focus is in higher level cognition. Recently, my work has predominantly focused on how we integrate multiple sources of information when making complex decisions. These decisions may involve analogical, causal, deductive, or inductive reasoning processes. To understand the mechanisms underlying these processes, I use both behavioural and functional brain imaging (e.g., ERP, Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging [fMRI]) methodologies.

Selected publications

  • Pennycook, G., Ross, R.., Koehler, D., & Fugelsang, J. (2017). Dunning-Kruger effects in reasoning: Theoretical implications of the failure to recognize incompetence. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. doi: 10.3758/s13423-017-1242-7.
  • Millar, C., Starmans, C., Fugelsang, J., & Friedman, O. (2016). It’s Personal: The effect of personal value on utilitarian moral judgments. Judgment and Decision Making, 11, 326-331.
  • Barr, N., Pennycook, G., Stolz, J., & Fugelsang, J. (2015). The brain in your pocket: Evidence that smartphones are used to supplant thinking. Computers in Human Behaviour, 48, 473-480.
  • Dixon, M., Graydon, C., Harrigan, K., Wojtowicz, L., Siu, V., & Fugelsang, J. (2014). The allure of multi-line games in modern slot machines. Addiction, 109, 1920-1928.
  • Ozubko, J., & Fugelsang, J. (2011). Remembering makes evidence compelling:  retrieval from memory can give rise to the illusion of truth. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 37, 270-276.
  • Maloney, E., Risko, E., Preston, F., Ansari, D., & Fugelsang, J. (2010). Challenging the reliability and validity of cognitive measures: The case of the numerical distance effect. Acta Pyschologica, 134, 154-161.
    Affiliation: 
    University of Waterloo

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