Bio

Welcome! My name is Julia Nolte (she/her) and I am a lifespan researcher studying how media usage, information management, risk perception, and decision making change across adulthood. I am also interested in intra- and inter-generational relationships and how they influence our well-being. 

I hold a B.Sc. (2014) and M.Sc. (2017) in Psychology from Heidelberg University, Germany, and an M.A. (2020) and Ph.D. (2023) in Developmental Psychology from Cornell University, US.

To date, I have completed research training or visits with the Funke Lab for Problem-Solving at Heidelberg University (2013-2017), Alzheimer’s Society London (2013), Cornell University's Rational Decision Making Laboratory (2015-2016), Harvard University’s Clinical and Developmental Psychology Laboratory (2016), Oxford University’s Health and Cognition Research Group (2016), Cambridge University’s Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication (2017), and Cornell University's Healthy Aging Laboratory (2017-2023).

Teaching

 

https://www.julianolte.org/teaching

 

TILBURG COURSES

 

TEACHING FELLOWSHIP & TRAINING 

  • 2022 WRIT 7100 – Teaching Writing, Cornell University

  • 2020 – 2022 Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) Graduate Student Fellowship ($4,000)  

    • 2021 – 2022 Graduate Lead Fellow, Center for Teaching Innovation, Cornell University 

  • 2021, 2022 Ivy+ Teaching Transformations Summit, online 

  • 2020 Teaching and Learning in the Diverse Classroom, Cornell University online course

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Nolte, J., & Turker, H. B. (2021). Teaching students how to effectively take notes. In K. Armstrong, L. Genova, J. W. Greenlee, & D. Samuel (Eds.), Teaching gradually: Practical pedagogy for graduate students, by graduate students (pp. 18–24). Stylus Publishing.

  • 2023

    • Psychology Teaching Award (Cornell)

    • Annual Gitner Prize for Teaching Assistants (Cornell)

    • Cornelia Ye Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (Cornell)

Courses

Collaboration

 

Please email me (j.nolte@tilburguniversity.edu) if you are interested in collaborating on a joint project! 

 

Past & ongoing collaborations:

 

  • Dr. Corinna Loeckenhoff (Cornell)
    • age-related differences in information and media use, decision making

 

  • Drs. Yaniv Hanoch (Southampton) & Stacey Wood (Scripps)
    • susceptibility to online fraud

 

  • Dr. Karl Pillemer (Cornell)
    • older adults' inter- and intra-generational relationships

 

  • Dr. Lillian Hung (British Columbia)
    • qualitative aging research; care robots

Highlights

 

How I conduct my research: https://www.julianolte.org/research

 

Did you know I also write and talk about life in academia?

 

  • Selected panel discussions & other talks

    • 2022 Yale Bouchet Conference on Diversity and Graduate Education

      • Nolte, J. (2022). Failing successfully: How to normalize, prevent, and learn from academic failure. Poster.

    • 2022 Pathways to the Professoriate: Pursuing an Academic Career Path

      • Invited speaker  – panel discussion, North Carolina State University Psychology Department

    • 2021COMM 5660 – Science Communication (Prof. Bruce Lewenstein), Cornell University

      • Invited speaker – panel discussion, Cornell University 

    • 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023 Human Development/ Psychology Graduate Student (Grant/Job) Panel, Cornell University

      • Invited speaker – panel discussion, Cornell University 

  • Op-ed articles

Recent publications

  1. Information Avoidance in Consumer Choice - Do Avoidance Tendencies an…

    Deng, S. L., Nolte, J., & Lockenhoff, C. E. (2023). Information Avoidance in Consumer Choice: Do Avoidance Tendencies and Motives Vary by Age? Experimental Aging Research, 49(2), 112-129.
  2. Susceptibility to Default Effects Does Not Differ by Age

    Nolte, J., & Lockenhoff, C. E. (2023). Susceptibility to Default Effects Does Not Differ by Age. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 152(4), 1175-1187.
  3. Age Differences in Media Consumption and Avoidance With Respect to CO…

    Nolte, J., Deng, S. L., & Lockenhoff, C. E. (2022). Age Differences in Media Consumption and Avoidance With Respect to COVID-19. Journal of Gerontology. Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 77(4), E76-E82.
  4. Is Reliance on the Affect Heuristic Associated With Age?

    Nolte, J., & Lockenhoff, C. E. (2022). Is Reliance on the Affect Heuristic Associated With Age? Journal of Gerontology. Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 77(3), 482-492.
  5. The Influence of Verbatim Versus Gist Formatting on Younger and Older…

    Nolte, J., Lockenhoff, C. E., & Reyna, V. F. (2022). The Influence of Verbatim Versus Gist Formatting on Younger and Older Adults' Information Acquisition and Decision-Making. Psychology and Aging, 37(2), 197-209.

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