Dr. ZHEN Shanshan (甄珊珊)

Ph.D., NUS

Visiting address
Phone: +852 34428994

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes


I received my Ph.D. degree in Psychology from Dept. of Psychology at National University of Singapore. My research spans several areas in psychology and cognitive neuroscience, focusing on decision-making and social reasoning in different populations (e.g., young adults, children, subclinical populations). In addition to behavioral study, I also use model-based neuroimaging (e.g., fMRI/EEG) and paradigms from behavioral economics to better understand the neurocomputational bases of human decision-making in social contexts.

Publications: google scholar

Research Interests/Areas

Social cognitive neuroscience; decision making; mentalizing; empathy; prosociality; cognitive psychology; developmental psychology; creativity

Methods: behavioral paradigms, fMRI, EEG, TMS, Computational cognitive modeling 

Welcome new PhD students with/without neuroscience background (2023 fall), see Position Available


2022/8 – Present, Assistant Professor, Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, City University of Hong Kong

2021/5 – 2022/8, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Hong Kong Baptist University

2020/9 – 2021/4, Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Family and Population Research, National University of Singapore                       


Sem A, 2022/2023:

SS3720 Neuropsychology

SS4719 Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology

SS5115 Social Sciences Theories for Social Work

SS5798 Dissertation (Master)

SS4708 Research Project in Psychology

Sem B, 2022/2023:

GE2130 Happiness: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

SS5752 Life Span Development

SS5798 Dissertation (Master)