Currently, I am a Ph.D. student at the school of psychological and cognitive sciences of Peking University. I study social psychology and social neuroscience under the supervision of Professor Xiaolin Zhou, a scholar with an open and inclusive mind. In our lab, the Center for Brain and Cognitive Sciences, CBCS, he gives us full freedom to do whatever we are interested in. As for me, my research interests mainly lie in the fields of social emotion (e.g. guilt, pride), decision-making (e.g. equity, prosocial behaviour), and group psychology (e.g. social stratification, intergroup relations). I have been carrying on experiments under these topics since 2019. If you are also interested in them, feel free to contact me.
I believe the emphases of psychological research should not be limited on the micro- and meso-level, but extended to the macro-level as well. However, we currently pay too much attention to micro- and meso-level phenomena and will neglect a huge deal of meaningful work if we continue to do so. Besides, doing macro-studies these days requires more than just old-school protocols. Instead, it needs the integration of methods and results with micro- and meso-ones. With the method of psychology and neuroscience, for example, we can investigate or try to explain issues in sociology, politics and economics. That’s also why many interdisciplinary subjects have been generated and bloomed in the past few decades. I think the new exploration or expansion will contribute to a better understanding of society. It is what I really have a passion for.