Talia Robbins

Talia is a fourth year graduate student in the Cognitive Psychology program.

Talia graduated Summa Cum Laude from Muhlenberg College in May of 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.

Her previous research has focused on decision-making and medication preferences.

Talia’s current research interests include memory and belief updating as they relate to health decision-making. Medication adherence is a critical issue in public health, and understanding how people update their beliefs after a negative health event, such as a heart attack or cancer, can contribute valuable information to the fields of both cognitive psychology and public health.

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Journal Articles

Robbins, T., Hemmer, P., Tang, Y. (in revision). Bayesian updating: A framework with implications for health decision making.

Robbins, T. & Hemmer, P. ( in revision). Optimal Predictions in Illness Cognition (PDF). 

Papers in refereed conference proceedings

Robbins, T., Hemmer, P., & Tang, Y. (2014). Bayesian Updating: A Framework for Understanding Medical Decision Making. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Quebec City, Canada: Cognitive Science Society.

Poster Presentations

Robbins, T. & Hemmer, P. (2016, August). Optimal Predictions in Illness Cognition. Poster presented at the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Philadelphia,Pennsylvania USA.

Robbins, T., Hemmer, P., Leyble, K., & Spencer, C. *. (2016, August). Optimal Predictions in Illness Cognition. Poster given at Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology, New Brunswick, NJ.

Hemmer. P. & Robbins.T. (2016, November). Optimal Predictions in Illness Cognition. Talk presented at the 57th annual conference of the Psychonomic Society. Boston MA

Robbins, T., Hemmer P.,  Leyble, K.*, & Robbins, S.* (2015).“Assessing prior beliefs and memory for symptom and illness relationships” Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL. (PDF)

Robbins, T., Hemmer P., Persaud, K., & Tang, Y. (2014). “The influence of belief states on memory and prediction” Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, CA.

Robbins, T. & Hemmer, P. (2014) “A Bayesian model of belief-updating”. Poster Presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology, Quebec City, Canada.