Dr Chia-Jung Tsay, Associate Professor at UCL School of Management, has been named as one of the 2017 APS Rising Stars.
Rising Star recognition is presented to outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research career post-PhD by the Association for Psychological Science.
Each year the association releases a list of the outstanding scientists. This year Tsay was deservedly listed, and was one of only 15 scientists recognised across the whole of Europe.
Tsay has always been fascinated by what observers understand as great performance, and the interaction between performer and audience. Central to these interactions are the psychological processes and decision biases that influence individual decision making and interpersonal perception and choice. Her research examines the underlying contributions to judgments of performance, and the role of expertise and nonconscious biases in such decision-making.
Her primary stream of research uses a multi-method approach spanning laboratory experiments, surveys, field data, and field experiments, to explore the dominance of visual information (vision heuristic) throughout a range of different domains and levels of analyses. Her other work examines how natural talent is valued above hard work, showing the influence of beliefs about the source of achievement on the perception and judgment of talent (naturalness bias).
You can view the full list of Rising Stars online.