Chujun Lin, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar in Psychology, Dartmouth College
I am currently a postdoctoral scholar in the Social Computation Representation And Prediction Laboratory (SCRAP Lab) at Dartmouth College, working with Professor Mark Allen Thornton.
My research focuses on how people form impressions about others, in particular impressions regarding others' relatively stable traits. What are the psychological mechanisms (e.g., origin, dimensions, dynamics)? How does it interact with other psychological processes (e.g., inferring others' mental states, predicting actions)? What are the behavioral consequences in the real-world? I study these questions using a variety of stimuli (e.g., stories, faces, movies) and a combination of behavioral and machine learning methods.
I am enthusiastic about open science. I have been pre-registering my studies, sharing experiment data and codes since my second research project; recently started trying out registered reports.
Before joining Dartmouth College, I worked with Prof Ralph Adolphs in the Emotion and Social Cognition Lab at California Institute of Technology, where I earned my Ph.D. degree in social science in 2019.
In prep and under review
Lin, C., Keles, U., Thornton, M. A., & Adolphs, R. Trait impressions from faces shape mental state inferences (under review, registered report).
Cao, R., Lin, C., Li, X., Todorov, A., Brandmeir, N., & Wang, S. (2021). A neuronal social trait space for first impressions in the human amygdala and hippocampus. [Preprint]
Cao, R., Wang, J., Lin, C., Todorov, A., Li, X., Brandmeir, N., & Wang, S. Feature-based encoding of face identity by single neurons in the human medial temporal lobe. [Preprint]
Lin, C., Keles, U., Tyszka, J. M., Gallo, M., Paul, L., & Adolphs, R. (2020). No strong evidence that social network index is associated with gray matter volume from a datadriven investigation. Cortex, 125, 307-317. [Paper] [Data & Codes] [Preregistration]
Lin, C., Adolphs, R., & Michael Alvarez, R. (2018). Inferring whether officials are corruptible from looking at their faces. Psychological Science, 0956797618788882. [Paper] [Data & Codes] [Preregistration]
Lin, C., Adolphs, R., & Alvarez, R. M. (2017). Cultural effects on the association between election outcomes and face-based trait inferences. PLoS ONE, 12(7), e0180837. [Paper]