Jing Feng

Adjunct Faculty

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Jing Fengis an assistant professor in the Human Factors and Applied Cognition Program at the Department of Psychology, North Carolina State University. She completed her undergraduate study at Zhejiang University in China and received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Toronto in Canada. Prior to joining NC State, she received postdoctoral training at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest on the cognitive neuroscience of aging, and at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, the University of Toronto, on human factors in driving.

She is the recipient of the 2016-2017 Outstanding Junior Faculty Award from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and is selected as a member of NC State’s 2017-2018 class of University Faculty Scholars.


Ph.D. 2011

Doctor of Philosophy in Cognitive and Engineering Psychology

University of Toronto

MA 2006

Master of Art in Cognitive and Engineering Psychology

University of Toronto

BS 2005

Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology

Zhejiang University

Research Description

Dr. Feng conducts research integrating theories of attention and relevant applications in human factors. On the theoretical side, she studies attention across the visual field, individual differences and age-related changes in attention, as well as the effects of cognitive training. On the practical side, she applies these theoretical findings to understand aging and driving, driver distraction, driver-automation interaction, and the design of information displays.


An Attention Assessment for Informing Older Drivers' Crash Risks in Various Hazardous Situations
Choi, H. S., Kasko, J., & Feng, J. (2019), GERONTOLOGIST, 59(1), 112–123. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gny079
Emotional expressions facilitate human-human trust when using automation in high-risk situations
Feng, J., Sanchez, J., Sall, R., Lyons, J. B., & Nam, C. S. (2019), MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY, 31(4), 292–305. https://doi.org/10.1080/08995605.2019.1630227
Adaptive response criteria in road hazard detection among older drivers
Feng, J., Choi, H., Craik, F. I. M., Levine, B., Moreno, S., Naglie, G., & Zhu, M. T. (2018), Traffic Injury Prevention, 19(2), 141–146. https://doi.org/10.1080/15389588.2017.1373190
Effect of distraction on hazard recognition and safety risk perception
Namian, M., Albert, A., & Feng, J. (2018), Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 144(4). https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)co.1943-7862.0001459
Reduced Target Facilitation and Increased Distractor Suppression During Mind Wandering
Geden, M., Staicu, A.-M., & Feng, J. (2018), EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 65(6), 345–352. https://doi.org/10.1027/1618-3169/a000417
Risk perceptions of cellphone use while driving: Results from a Delphi survey
Zhu, M. T., Rudisill, T. M., Rauscher, K. J., Davidov, D. M., & Feng, J. (2018), International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(6). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15061074
A cross-sectional study of travel patterns of older adults in the USA during 2015: Implications for mobility and traffic safety
Shen, S. J., Koech, W., Feng, J., Rice, T. M., & Zhu, M. T. (2017), BMJ Open, 7(8). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015780
Age differences in the takeover of vehicle control and engagement in non-driving-related activities in simulated driving with conditional automation
Clark, H., & Feng, J. (2017), Accident Analysis and Prevention, 106, 468–479. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2016.08.027
Differential age-related changes in localizing a target among distractors across an extended visual field
Feng, J., Craik, F. I. M., Levine, B., Moreno, S., Naglie, G., & Choi, H. (2017), European Journal of Ageing, 14(2), 167–177. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10433-016-0399-7
More visual mind wandering occurrence during visual task performance: Modality of the concurrent task affects how the mind wanders
Choi, H., Geden, M., & Feng, J. (2017), PLoS One, 12(12). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0189667

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