Prof. ZHEN Shanshan (甄珊珊)

Ph.D., NUS

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Willing to take PhD students: yes


I received my Ph.D. degree in Psychology from the 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; creative thinking; cognitive psychology; developmental psychology

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

**Welcome new PhD students with/without neuroscience background (2024 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