Jonathan Fugelsang


picture of 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 spans several topics in psychology, though my primary focus is on higher level cognition. Recently, my lab’s research has predominantly focused on the interplay between intuitive and analytic processes supporting complex Reasoning and Decision Making. These decisions may involve analogical, deductive, or probabilistic information. The lab has also extended it’s lines of inquiry to look at the role of intuitive and analytic processes in real world domains, such as creativity, moral judgments and values and one’s susceptibility to misinformation.

Selected publications

  • Littrell, S., & Fugelsang, J.A. (in press). Bullshit blind spots: The roles of miscalibration and information processing in bullshit detection. Thinking and Reasoning.
  • Stewart, K., Risko, E.F., & Fugelsang, J.A. (in press). Response generation, not execution, influences feeling of rightness in reasoning. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.
  • Walker, A.C., Turpin, M.H., Meyers, E.A., Stolz, J.A., Fugelsang, J.A., & Koehler, D.J. (2021). Controlling the narrative: Euphemistic language affects judgments of actions while avoiding perceptions of dishonesty. Cognition, 104633.
  • Pennycook, G., Cheyne, J., Koehler, D., & Fugelsang, J. (2020). On the belief that beliefs should change according to evidence: Implications for conspiratorial, moral, paranormal, political, religious, and science beliefs. Judgment and Decision Making, 14, 476-498.
  • Maloney, E., Barr, N., Risko, E., & Fugelsang, J. (2019). Verbal working memory load dissociates common indices of the numerical distance effect: Implications for the study of numerical cognition. Journal of Numerical Cognition, 5, 337-357.
  • Białek, M., Fugelsang, J., & Friedman, O. (2018). Choosing victims: Human fungibility in moral decision-making. Judgment and Decision Making, 13, 451-457.
  • Martin, N., Hughes, J., & Fugelsang, J. (2017). The role of experience, gender, and individual differences in statistical reasoning. Statistical Education Research Journal, 16, 454-475.
  • Pennycook, G., Cheyne, J., Barr, N., Koehler, D., & Fugelsang, J. (2015). On the reception and detection of pseudo-profound bullshit. Judgment and Decision Making, 10, 549-563.

For a complete list of publications, please visit my Google Scholar page.