Ryan Jessup, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Marketing

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Degrees, Licenses & Certificates:

  • B.B.A., Marketing, Abilene Christian University, 1997
  • Certificate in Mediation, Center for Conflict Resolution, Abilene Christian University, 2003
  • M.S., Psychology, Abilene Christian University, 2003
  • Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Science, Indiana University, 2008

 

Academic Positions Held:

  • Assistant Professor of Marketing, Department of Management Sciences, Abilene Christian University, 2011-present
  • Post-Doctoral Scholar in Neuroscience, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology, 2010-2011
  • Teaching Assistant, CNS 102a, Brains, Minds and Society I, taught by Ralph Adolphs, Ph.D., Christof Koch, Ph.D., and John O'Doherty, Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 2011
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience and School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin (with John P. O’Doherty), 2008-2010
  • Guest Lecturer, Decision Neuroscience, Trinity College Dublin, 2009
  • Teaching Assistant, P554 Advanced Statistics II, taught by Jerome Busemeyer, Ph.D., Indiana University, 2008
  • Instructor, P154 Introduction to Psychology II for Majors: Lab, Indiana University, 2006
  • Coordinator, Decision Research Laboratory, Indiana University, 2004-2008
  • Research Assistant, The Robert and Mary Ann Hall Chair of Psychology, Stephen Allison, Ph.D., Abilene Christian University, 2002-2003
  • Research Assistant, Chair of Psychology Department, Robert McKelvain, Ph.D., Abilene Christian University, 2001-2002

 

Professional Affiliations:

  • Association for Psychological Science
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Society
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Society for Neuroeconomics
  • Society for Neuroscience

 

Honors and Awards:

  • Travel Grant for Batsheva Symposium on Reward and Decision Making in the Brain, Jerusalem, Israel, 2010
  • Student Research Achievement Award, Cognitive Science Program, Indiana University, 2009
  • J. R. Kantor Award for Excellence in Graduate Research, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Indiana University, 2008
  • Cognitive Science Program Summer Fellowship Award, Indiana University, 2008
  • Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality in Psychology and Economics participant, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany, 2006
  • Clinical Science Research Training Grant, supported by National Institute of Mental Health, Indiana University, 2004-2006
  • Cognitive Science Program Summer Award, Indiana University, 2004
  • Graduate Research Paper Contest, Quantitative Division, 2nd place, Abilene Christian University, 2003
  • Graduate Research Paper Contest, Quantitative Division, 3rd place, Abilene Christian University, 2003
  • Wells-Kirkland Scholarship, Abilene Christian University, 2002
  • Graduate Research Paper Contest, Quantitative Division, 1st place, Abilene Christian University, 2002
  • Valedictorian, Abilene Christian University, 1997

 

Publications:

  • Jessup, R. K., & O’Doherty, J. P. (2011). Decision neuroscience: Choices of description and experience. Current Biology.
  • Jessup, R. K., Busemeyer, J. R., Brown, J. W. (2010). Error effects in anterior cingulate cortex reverse when error likelihood is high. Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 3467-3472.
  • Jessup, R. K., & O’Doherty, J. P. (2009). It was nice not seeing you today: Perceptual learning about rewards in the absence of awareness. Neuron, 61, 649-650.
  • Jessup, R. K., Veinott, E. S., Todd, P. M., & Busemeyer, J. R. (2009). Leaving the store empty-handed: Testing explanations for the too much effect using decision field theory. Journal of Psychology & Marketing, 26, 299-320.
  • Jessup, R. K. (2009). Transfer of high domain knowledge to a similar domain. American Journal of Psychology, 122, 63-73.
  • Busemeyer, J. R., & Jessup, R. K., & Dimperio, E. (2009). The dynamic interactions between situations and decisions. In P. Robbins, M. Aydede (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Situation Cognition (pp. 307-321). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Jessup, R. K., Bishara, A. J., & Busemeyer, J. R. (2008). Feedback produces divergence from Prospect Theory in descriptive choice. Psychological Science, 19, 1015-1022.
  • Busemeyer, J. R., Dimperio, E., & Jessup, R. K. (2007). Integrating emotional processes into decision making models. In W. D. Gray (Ed.), Integrated Models of Cognitive Systems (pp. 213-229). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Busemeyer, J. R., Jessup, R. K., Johnson, J. G., & Townsend, J. T. (2006). Building bridges between neural models and complex decision making behavior. Neural Networks, 19, 1047-1058.
  • Busemeyer, J. R., Johnson, J. G., & Jessup, R. K. (2006). Preferences constructed from dynamic micro-processing mechanisms. In S. Lichtenstein & P. Slovic (Eds.), The Construction of Preference (pp. 220-234). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Beck, R., & Jessup R. K. (2004). A multidimensional assessment of Quest motivation. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 32, 283 – 294.

 

Presentations:

  • Jessup, R. K., Cahill, D., & O’Doherty, J. P. (2010, November). Contribution of the human dorsal striatum to model-free reinforcement learning. In J. W. Brown (Chair), Learning the value of actions. Nanosymposium conducted at the 40th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.
  • Jessup, R. K., Rangel, A., & O’Doherty, J. P. (2010, October). BOLD correlates of evidence integration during value-based decision making. Poster presented at the 8th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroeconomics, Evanston, IL.
  • Jessup, R. K., & O’Doherty, J. P. (2010, June). Unique contributions of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex and striatum in irrational choice. Poster presented at the 16th annual meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Jessup, R. K., Busemeyer, J. R., & Brown, J. W. (2008, November). Neural Correlates of Behavioral Differences between Descriptive and Experiential Choice. Paper presented at the 29th annual meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Chicago, IL.
  • Jessup, R. K., Busemeyer, J. R., & Brown, J. W. (2008, November). Neural Correlates of Decision Field Theory with Learning: A Model-based Approach to fMRI. Paper presented at the 49th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL.
  • Busemeyer, J. R., Dimperio, E., & Jessup, R. K. (2008, July). Integrating sophisticated choice models with basic learning processes to more fully account for complex choice behavior. Paper presented at the 41st annual meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology, Washington D.C.
  • Jessup, R. K., & Busemeyer, J. R. (2007, November). Feedback Engenders Underweighting of Small Probabilities in Decisions from Description. Poster presented at the 28th annual meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Long Beach, CA.
  • Veinott, E. S., Jessup, R. K., , & Todd, P. M. (2007, August). Leaving the store empty-handed: Decision Field Theory and choice. Poster presented at the 29th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Nashville, TN.
  • Jessup, R. K., Cahill, D., & O’Doherty, J. P. (2010, November). Contribution of the human dorsal striatum to model-free reinforcement learning. In J. W. Brown (Chair), Learning the value of actions. Nanosymposium conducted at the 40th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.
  • Jessup, R. K., Rangel, A., & O’Doherty, J. P. (2010, October). BOLD correlates of evidence integration during value-based decision making. Poster presented at the 8th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroeconomics, Evanston, IL.
  • Jessup, R. K., & O’Doherty, J. P. (2010, June). Unique contributions of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex and striatum in irrational choice. Poster presented at the 16th annual meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Jessup, R. K., Busemeyer, J. R., & Brown, J. W. (2008, November). Neural Correlates of Behavioral Differences between Descriptive and Experiential Choice. Paper presented at the 29th annual meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Chicago, IL.
  • Jessup, R. K., Busemeyer, J. R., & Brown, J. W. (2008, November). Neural Correlates of Decision Field Theory with Learning: A Model-based Approach to fMRI. Paper presented at the 49th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL.
  • Busemeyer, J. R., Dimperio, E., & Jessup, R. K. (2008, July). Integrating sophisticated choice models with basic learning processes to more fully account for complex choice behavior. Paper presented at the 41st annual meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology, Washington D.C.
  • Jessup, R. K., & Busemeyer, J. R. (2007, November). Feedback Engenders Underweighting of Small Probabilities in Decisions from Description. Poster presented at the 28th annual meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Long Beach, CA.
  • Veinott, E. S., Jessup, R. K., , & Todd, P. M. (2007, August). Leaving the store empty-handed: Decision Field Theory and choice. Poster presented at the 29th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Nashville, TN.
  • Jessup, R. K., Johnson, J. G., & Busemeyer, J. R. (2004, June). A systematic examination of preference reversals. Paper presented at the Hoosier Mental Life Conference, Columbus, OH.
  • Jessup, R. K. (2003, April). The effects of high domain knowledge on memory in an unknown, yet similar domain: Can domain knowledge transfer? In T. S. Perkins (Chair), Advances in Neuropsychological Assessment. Symposium conducted at the Southwest Psychological Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Jones, B. V. & Jessup, R. K. (2003, April). Maturity and tarnished innocence and their effect on just world expectations. Poster presented at the Southwest Psychological Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • McDonald, A., Jessup, R. K., Grippando, M., & Crosby, L. (2004, July). Flashbulb memories: The Columbia space shuttle explosion and the September 11th attacks. Poster presented at the 112th convention of the American Psychological Association in Honolulu, HI.
  • McKelvain, W. R., Jessup, R. K., Woods, C., & Phillips, S. (2003, April). Exploring the construct of trust: An assessment study. Poster presented at the Southwest Psychological Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Jessup, R. K. (2002, April). A multidimensional assessment of Quest motivation. In R. Beck, & A. McDonald (Chairs), Relating to God: Empirical perspectives on spiritual well-being. Symposium conducted at the Southwest Psychological Association Conference, Corpus Christi, TX.

 

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