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J. Frank Yates Student Travel Award
Supporting diversity & inclusion in cognitive psychology


Congratulations to our 2018 J. Frank Yates Student Travel Award Recipients



Breanna Crane
Vanderbilt University, USA

Does Time Pressure
Increase Myopic Choice?

Babak Hemmatian
Brown University, USA

Explaining Without Information:
The Role of Label Entrenchment

Reina Mizrahi
University of California, San Diego, USA

Two Languages or One:
Language as a Cue for
Talker Identification in
3- to 5-year old Children


Jonathan Rann
University of South Carolina, USA

Effects of Conversation on Driving
Simulator Performance

José A. Rodas
University College Dublin, Ireland &
University of Guayaquil, Ecuador

Supporting Evidence that Response and Attentional
Inhibition are not Sharing the Same Capacity in an
Ecuadorian Sample

Tanja C. Roembke
University of
Iowa, USA

Modeling the Effects of Similarity and Variability
in a Complex Task: Effects of Blocking
Without Attention?

The Psychonomic Society annually gives up to six J. Frank Yates Student Travel Awards for graduate student members of the Society who are in underrepresented populations, including those who are disadvantaged or discriminated against in some way. Each Awardee will receive a travel stipend of $1,000 USD.

2018 Applications - CLOSED
The application deadline was May 15, 2018.


  • All Student Members whose dues are paid by 12 midnight EDT on May 15 are eligible to apply for the J. Frank Yates Student Travel Award.
  • Applicants must be the first author and presenter of a poster submitted for presentation at the Annual Meeting.


Application Process

  • Applicants must submit a sponsored Psychonomic Society abstract AND an online application for the J. Frank Yates Student Travel Award by May 15.
  • Applications must include:
    • Research summary (1,000 words + figure + references) that includes how the research fits into the “big picture.”
    • Summary must be written by the applicant.
  • A letter of support from a sponsor, who must be a current Fellow of the Psychonomic Society, even if the sponsor is an author on the poster.



The deadline is May 15, 2018. Please submit applications for consideration by the Diversity & Inclusion Committee so awardees can plan to attend and be recognized during the Business Meeting at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.


Recipients Receive

  • Competitive Travel Award ($1,000 USD).
  • A ribbon which is placed on their poster during their poster session at the Annual Meeting.
  • A special notation in the Abstract Book indicating the honor.
  • Honor that can be listed on the student’s vita.
  • Are requested to attend the Diversity & Inclusion Reception at the Annual Meeting.


Process Overview

  • The Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, as well as two additional members of the Governing Board, are appointed by Chair of the Governing Board for a one-year term on the committee. The Chair of the committee will appoint four non-Governing Board members for staggered three-year terms.

  • The Diversity & Inclusion Committee members review each nomination and make their recommendation to the Chair who then forwards the list to the Governing Board for final approval.

  • Success candidates are notified by the Society between six and eight weeks after the deadline.

  • Recipients are not eligible for the award in the following year’s competition.

  • Preference may be given to candidates who will be traveling from developing nations.


For questions or more information, please contact the Member Service Center at or +1 608-441-1070 x163.


About J. Frank Yates

J. Frank YatesJ. Frank Yates’ current research activity includes judgment and decision processes (including special emphases on cross-cultural variations), decision aiding, judgment analysis, decision management, improving judgment accuracy (including via crowd sourcing), affective forecasting, and applications of cognitive psychology.



Psychonomic Society

 J. Frank Yates

Student Travel Award



Tyler Ensor
Tyler Ensor
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Revisiting the List-Strength Effect in Recognition: An Output-Interference Account
(Abstract #5182)

Van Rynald Liceralde
University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Consequences of Power Transformations on Trial-Level Analyses of Chronometric Data
(Abstract #3226)

Kimele Persaud

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA
Second Guesses: Assessing the Role of Prior Knowledge and Random Guessing in
(Abstract #1039)

Athula Pudhiyidath

University of Texas at Austin, USA
Temporal Structure Learning Facilitates
Inductive Generalization
(Abstract #4127)

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