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Z H E N Y U   W E I

PhD Student

Alan Sanfey

Principal Investigator

André Klapper

Post-doc Researcher

Ili Ma

Post-doc Researcher

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My research focuses on decision neuro-science and in particular on why people conform to others in decision making.


As we know, human behavior is guided not only by subjective values or attitudes, but also by the perceived behavior of others, in particular by social norms.


However, we know little about how and why social influence on human decisions occurs. Therefore, I investigate the psychological and neural basis of social influence in decision making by combining game theory models with psychological and neuroscientific methods.

Journal Publications

Wei, Z., Zhao, Z., & Zheng, Y. (2016).

Moderating Effects of Social Value Orientation on the Effect of Social Influence in Prosocial Decisions. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 952.

Wei, Z., Ruz, M., Zhao, Z., and Zheng, Y. (2015).

Epistemic motivation affects the processing of negative emotional stimuli in interpersonal decisions. Frontiers in psychology, 6.

Wei, Z., Zhao, Z., and Zheng, Y. (2013).

Neural mechanisms underlying social conformity in an ultimatum game. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 896.


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