Dr Tara Zaksaite
School of Psychology (Faculty of Health)
I am a Post-doctoral Research Fellow on an ESRC-funded project exploring and assisting difficulties with spatial navigation. As part of this project I am working with people with hydrocephalus and typical adults to examine the causes and correlates of strengths and difficulties with spatial navigation. More broadly I am interested in attention, learning, and memory, and how these are influenced by individual differences (e.g. in anxiety).
2014 - 2017 PhD in Experimental Psychology, University of Plymouth
2011 - 2012 MRes in Psychological Research Methods, University of Sussex
2007 - 2010 BSc in Psychology with Neuroscience, University of Sussex
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Zaksaite, T., & Jones, P. M. (2019). The redundancy effect is related to a lack of conditioned inhibition: Evidence from a task in which excitation and inhibition are symmetrical. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.
Jones, P. M., Zaksaite, T., & Mitchell C. J. (2019). Uncertainty and blocking in human causal learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 45(1), 111-124.
Zaksaite, T., Jones, P. M., & Mitchell, C. J. (2017). Creativity and blocking: No evidence for association. Avant: Trends in Interdisciplinary Studies, 8, Special Issue, 135-146.
Zaksaite, T., & Jones, P. M. (2017). The redundancy effect in human causal learning: Evidence against a comparator theory explanation. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 3640-3645.
Jones, P. M., & Zaksaite, T. (2017). The redundancy effect in human causal learning: No evidence for changes in selective attention. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 71(8), 1748–1760.
Alogna, V., Attaya, M. K., Aucoin, P., …, Zaksaite, T., & Zwaan, R. A. (2014). Registered replication report: Schooler & Engstler-Schooler (1990). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 9(5), 556-578.
Cajilig, P., Maranan, D., Zaksaite, T., & Francis, K. (2019). Sanay Kami sa Bagyo (We Are Used to Storms): Unpacking “irrational” evacuation decision-making within the sentient ecology during Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). In M. Carinnes, W. Smith and C. Gonzalez (Eds.) Disaster Archipelago: Locating Vulnerability and Resilience in the Philippines. Boston, US: Rowman & Littlefield.
08/2016 CogNovo Summer School on interdisciplinary collaboration “ColLaboratoire”
06/2015 School of Psychology Conference at the University of Plymouth