Prof. DENG Wei, Sophia


Assistant Professor



Room: E21-3037
Tel: +(853) 8822 4253
E-mail: wdeng@um.edu.mo

Lab Website: http://dengabcdlab.com/

   


Academic Qualifications

• Postdoctoral Researcher, The Ohio State University, USA, 2015-2016
• Ph.D. in Psychology (Developmental), The Ohio State University, USA, 2015
• M.A. in Psychology, The Ohio State University, USA, 2011
• B.S. in Psychology, Zhejiang University, China, 2009

Research Areas

• Cognitive Development
• Categorization
• Attention
• Memory
• Learning Mechanisms

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

• Darby, K. P., Deng, S. W., Walther, D. B., & Sloutsky, V. M. (in press). The development of attention to objects and scenes: From object-biased to unbiased. Child Development.

• Sloutsky, V. M., & Deng, S. W. (2019). Categories, concepts, and conceptual development. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 34(10), 1284-1297

• Gozli, D, G., & Deng, W. (2018). Building blocks of psychology: On remaking the unkept promises of early schools. Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 52, 1-24.

• Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2016). Selective attention, diffused attention, and the development of categorization. Cognitive Psychology, 91, 24-62. doi.org/10.1016/j.cogpsych.2016.09.002

• Sloutsky, V. M., Deng, W., Fisher, A. V., & Kloos, H. (2015). Conceptual influences on induction: A case for a late onset. Cognitive Psychology, 82, 1-31. doi.org/10.1016/j.cogpsych.2015.08.005

Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2015). Labels, dynamic visual features, and distribution of attention in infant category learning. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 134, 62-77. doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2015.01.012

Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2015). The development of categorization: Effects of classification and inference training on category representation. Developmental Psychology, 51, 392-405. doi.org/10.1037/a0038749

Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2013). The role of linguistic labels in inductive generalization. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 114, 432-455. doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2012.10.011

• Robinson, C. W, Best, C. A., Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2012). The role of words in cognitive tasks: What, when, and how? Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 1-8. doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00095

Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2012). Carrot eaters or moving heads: Inductive inference is better supported by salient features than by category labels. Psychological Science, 23, 178-186. doi.org/10.1177/0956797611429133

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

(*student advisee)

• *Yao, Y., & Deng, S. W. (2020). Differential effect of blocked and interleaved study on category learning by classification and inference. Full paper in the Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

• *Chu, K. H., & Deng, S. W. (2019). Why some events are more (or less) random: The role of alternation rate and number of occurrence. Full paper in the Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2013). Effects of training on categorization. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, (pp. 2166-2171). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2012). The role of linguistic labels in infants' categorization: An eye tracking study. In N. Miyake, D. Peebles, & R. P. Cooper (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, (pp. 282-287). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2010). The role of linguistic labels in categorization. In S. Ohlsson & R. Catrambone (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, (pp. 230-235). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Conference Presentations

(*student advisee)

• *Yao, Y., & Deng, S. W. (2020). Differential effect of blocked and interleaved study on category learning by classification and inference. Poster presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting (virtual) of the Cognitive Science Society, Toronto, Canada.

• *Chu, K. H., & Deng, S. W. (2019). Why some events are more (or less) random: The role of alternation rate and number of occurrence. Poster presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Montreal, Canada.

• Deng, S. W. (2018). Categories, Concepts, and Conceptual Development. Invited talk at the 3rd International Conference on Natural Cognition, Macau SAR China.

• *Yao, Y., & Deng, S. W. (2018). Who sees a flanker? Individual differences in cognitive control. Poster presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Madison, WI.

• *Huang, X., Deng, S. W., & Li, D. (2017). Linguistic processes in translation: Eye-tracking reveals differential effects of phrase order and lexical choice. Poster presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, London, UK.

• Deng, S. W. (2017). Rule-seekers and probability-catchers: Differential roles of attention in category learning and transfer across development. Paper presented at the 3rd Conference of Learning Sciences and Technologies, Taiwan.

• Darby, K. P., Deng, W., Sloutsky, V. M., & Walter, D. B. (2017). What's scene in development? Rapid attention allocation to objects and scenes in children. Poster to be presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.

Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2016). Differential coupling of categorization and memory across development. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Memory, Budapest, Hungary.

Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2016). Plasticity of categorization: Developmental differences in category learning and transfer between children and adults. Poster presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Philadelphia, PA.

• Sloutsky, V. M., & Deng, W. (2015). The development of categorization: Attention, decision, and representation. Paper to be presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL.

Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2015). Flexibility of categorization: Developmental differences between adults and children. Poster presented at the 9th Biennial Meeting of Cognitive Development Society, Columbus, OH.

Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2015). Developmental differences in category representation: Evidence from recognition memory. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

• Sloutsky, V. M., Deng, W., Fisher, A. V., & Kloos, H. (2015). Conceptual information does not induce category-based induction in children. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

• Sloutsky, V. M., & Deng, W. (2014). The development of categorization: Attention and category representation. Paper presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, CA.

Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2013). Developmental differences in category representations. Poster presented at the 8th Biennial Meeting of Cognitive Development Society, Memphis, TN.

Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2013). Effects of training on categorization. Poster presented at the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society,Berlin, Germany.

Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2013). Rule-seekers and probability-catchers: Effects of training on category learning. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

• Sloutsky, V. M., & Deng, W. (2013). The role of linguistic labels in infants’ category learning. Paper presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, MN.

Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2012). The role of linguistic labels in infants' categorization: An eye tracking study. Paper presented at the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Sapporo, Japan.

• Sloutsky, V. M., & Deng, W. (2011). The role of category labels in categorization and induction. Paper presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Seattle, WA.

Deng, W., & Sloutsky, V. M. (2010). The role of linguistic labels in categorization. Paper presented at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Portland, Oregon.


Courses Taught

• Introduction to Psychology
• Lifespan Developmental Psychology
• Cognitive Development