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Jacquelyn H. Berry

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Department of Psychology
Brief Biography

Jacquelyn Berry is a cognitive scientist who studies learning, expertise and human-computer interaction. She graduated with a doctorate in cognitive psychology from the University at Albany in New York, and prior to that, she attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she earned her BS, MBA, and MS degrees. The American University in Cairo (AUC) first welcomed Jackie as a US Fulbright scholar in 2019-20. During her award year, she used video games to study interface switching in Arabic-English bilinguals. Her motivational book, Find Your Carrot, became a bestseller in 2021. Berry recently returned to AUC as a permanent faculty member. She is now studying how people can learn using Artificial Intelligence feedback in Tetris.

Research Interest
  • Learning
  • Expertise
  • Video games
  • Tetris
  • Visual perception
  • Attention
  • Building champions
  • PhD in cognitive psychology, University at Albany, SUNY
  • MS in human factors psychology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • MBA in human factors concentration, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • BS in psychology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute