Tara graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and joined the BCS program in 2010. Her general interests are in the area of judgment and decision making with a specialization in impulsivity.
Young, M.E., Webb, T.L., & Jacobs, E.A. (2011). Deciding when to "cash in" when outcomes are continuously improving. Behavioural Processes, 88, 101-110.
Webb, T.L., Young, M.E., & Jacobs, E.A. (2011, March). Waiting for larger vs. more certain outcomes: Choice in a video game environment. Poster presented at the ABAI Behavioral Economics Conference, Chicago, IL.
Young, M.E., Webb, T., & Jacobs, E.A. (2010, September). Evaluation of impulsive behavior using a video game. Paper presented at the Fifth Biennial Southern Illinois Region Neuroscience Retreat, Collinsville, IL.
Young, M.E., Webb, T., & Jacobs, E.A. (2009, November). When waiting increases weapon efficacy: A video game to study delay discounting. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Boston, MA.