I am an Assistant Professor at Warwick Business School at the University of Warwick, Coventy, United Kingdom.
In my work as a Behavioral Scientist, I aim to understand how people form judgments about objects, people, and social categories. In a series of projects, I have developed a new paradigm to study how mental categories affect inferences about objects and people. In other projects, I have proposed sampling explanations for systematic judgment patterns. For example, one of my papers focused on the in-group heterogeneity effect: the widespread tendency of people to perceive their in-groups as more variable than out-groups.
I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain where I worked with Gaël Le Mens. I also spend over two years as a postdoctoral fellow working with Thorsten Pachur at the Center for Adaptive Rationality (ARC) at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany. UPF
Konovalova, E., & Pachur, T. (2021) The Intuitive Conceptualization and Perception of Variance, forthcoming in Cognition.
Konovalova, E., & Le Mens, G. (2020) An Information Sampling Explanation for the In-Group Heterogeneity Effect, Psychological Review, 127(1), 47-73. ([pdf]).
Konovalova, E., & Le Mens, G. (2018) Feature Inference with Uncertain Categorization: Re-assessing Anderson’s Rational Model, Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 25(5), 1666-1681. ([pdf],[data], [post in the Psychonomic Society blog])
Konovalova, E., & Le Mens, G. (2018). Learning Variability From Experience. In T.T. Rogers, M. Rau, X. Zhu, & C. W. Kalish (Eds.), Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1942-1947). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
Konovalova, E., & Le Mens, G. (2017). Selective Information Sampling and the In-Group Heterogeneity Effect, In G. Gunzelmann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrink, & E. J. Davelaar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 688-693). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. ([pdf])
Konovalova, E., & Le Mens, G. (2016). Predictions with Uncertain Categorization: A Rational Model. In J. Trueswell, A. Papafragou, D. Grodner, & D. Mirman (Eds.), Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 722-727). Austin, TX. ([pdf])
Konovalova, E., & Le Mens, G. Asymmetric Feedback Can Contribute to Polarization
Konovalova, E., & Pachur, T. Mapping the Probabilistic Nature of Choice in Cognition: A Fragmented Landscape
Konovalova, E., & Le Mens, G. Opinion Homogenization and Polarization – Three Sampling Models.
Konovalova, E., Sharkey, A. Role of Experience in Uncertainty, Category Evaluation and Choice.