Jessica Witt

Cognitive PsychologyJessica faculty image
Office: 241 BHSCI
Phone: (970) 491-3018
Email: Jessica.Witt@colostate.edu
Web Page: http://amplab.colostate.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2007
Area of Specialization: Data visualization, Decision making under uncertainty

Teaching Courses: Sensation & Perception
Office Hours:
Monday- | Tuesday- | Wednesday- | Thursday- | Friday- | By Appointment- X

Current Research: Professor Witt studies how to help people make decisions when the outcomes are unknown or the information is uncertain. Specifically, she studies how to visualize the information to best help people make decisions in line with their personal goals. Specific areas of interest along these lines include weather forecasts and medical decision making.



James C. Naylor Award at Purdue University for Teaching Excellence in Psychology (2011)

Psychonomic Society's Steven Yantis Early Career Award (2014)

Association of Psychological Science's Janet Spence Award for Transformational Early Career Contributions (2015)

American Psychological Association's Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology (2017)

Resident Fellow, School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES), Colorado State University (2019-2020)

Raymond S. Nickerson Award for the best paper in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied (2021)


Witt, J. K., & Riley, M. (2014). Discovering your inner Gibson: Reconciling action-specific and ecological approaches Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 1353-1370

Witt, J. K., South, S. C., & Sugovic, M. (2014). A perceiver's own abilities influence perception, even when observing others Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 384-389

Glenberg, A. M., Witt, J. K., & Metcalfe, J. (2013). From revolution to embodiment: 25 years of cognitive psychology Perspectives on Psychological Science 574-586

Witt, J. K., & Sugovic, M. (2013). Catching ease influences perceived speed: Evidence for action-specific effects from action-based measures Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 1364-1370

Witt, J. K. (2011). Action Current Directions in Psychological Science, 20, 201-206.