Andrew Hendrickson

Drew Hendrickson

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Drew Hendrickson is a post-doc working with A/Prof. Amy Perfors (and previously A/Prof. Dan Navarro before he moved to UNSW) in the Computational Cognitive Science lab (https://health.adelaide.edu.au/psychology/ccs/) in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide. Drew completed his PhD at Indiana University (Departments of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Cognitive Science) and his BS at Carnegie Melon University (Computer Science, Cognitive Psychology).

My research interests are in understanding what mental representations people learn and how they apply and update them when encountering new items and tasks. In order to better understand these unobservable aspects of cognition, I use computational models to precisely specify mental representations, processes, and learning mechanisms at multiple levels of cognition including perceptual processing, concepts and categories, attention, and language. My most recent work has focused on understanding and predicting individual differences in how existing representations are updated as people are presented with new information.

2016: Interdisciplinary Research Infrastructure Block Grant ($20,000). Chief Investigator (with PIs Amy Perfors and Helen Marshall) "Decision making in real life: the case of vaccinating children – uncertainty, perceived risk, and regret"

2016: Interdisciplinary Research Funding Scheme (pending). Participating Investigator  (with CI Carolyn Semmler). "Understanding Human-technology interactions to aid in the use of unconstrained imagery for identification and surveillance"

2012: Research Infrastructure Block Grant ($11,000). Chief Investigator (with PIs Amy Perfors and Daniel Navarro). "Assessing the consistency of generalization across individuals"

Perception and Cognition, planned for 2016, School of Psychology, University of Adelaide

Cognitive Psychology, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University

Research Methods for Experimental Psychology, Spring 2009, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University

Introduction to Statistics, Guest Lectures, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University

Introduction to Psychology, Guest Lectures, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University


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