Jean Liu

Social Sciences (Psychology)

Assistant Professor
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School

Contact No.: +65 6601-3694

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Assistant Professor Jean Liu completed her undergraduate studies and PhD in the University of New South Wales. She worked with the research team at the Child Guidance Clinic (in the Institute of Mental Health), and conducted post-doctoral research at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School’s Cognitive Neuroscience Lab. In 2014, she joined Yale-NUS College.

Asst Prof Liu’s research interest lies in how technological advances in media and medical technology impact everyday outcomes. She focuses on two outcomes in particular – appetite regulation and social relationships. In terms of approach, her methods involves psychophysiology, neuroendocrinology, and behavioural paradigms from social and cognitive psychology.

Liu, J. C. J., & Tong, E. M. W. (2020). The relation between official WhatsApp-distributed COVID-19 news exposure and psychological symptoms: Cross-sectional survey study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22, e22142.

Yong, J. Y. Y., Tong, E. M. W., & Liu, J. C. J. (2020). When the camera eats first: Exploring how cell phone food photography affects eating behaviours. Appetite, 154, 104787.

Liu, C. W., Yeo, C., Lu Zhao, B., Lai, C. K. Y., Suhitharan, T., Ho, V. K., & Liu, J. C. J. (2019). Brain death in Asia: Do public views still influence organ donation in the 21st century? Transplantation, 103, 755-763.

Perucho, I., Vijayakumar, K. M., Talamas, S. N., Chee, M. W. L., Perrett, D. I., & Liu, J. C. J. (2019). An online appearance-based intervention to promote sleep: Randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 21, e12500.

Mullette-Gillman, O. A., Kurnianingih, Y. A., & Liu, J. C. J. (2015). Sleep deprivation alters choice strategy without altering uncertainty or loss aversion preferences. Frontiers in Neuroscience: Decision Neuroscience, 9, 352.

Liu, J. C. J., Raine, A., Ang, R. P., & Fung, D. S. S. (2015). An analysis of blinding success in a psychiatric trial of omega-3. Annals of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore, 44, 85-91.

Liu, J. C. J., Verhulst, S., Massar, S. A. A., & Chee, M. W. L. (2015). Sleep deprived and sweating it out: The effects of total sleep deprivation on skin conductance reactivity to psychosocial stress. SLEEP, 38, 155-159.

Liu, J. C. J., Mulick, D., & Chee, M. W. L. (2014). Odd one out: Social ostracism affects self-reported needs in both sleep deprived and well-rested persons. Journal of Sleep Research, 34, 448-457.

Lee, Y., Chong, M. F. F., Liu, J. C. J., Libedinsky, C., Gooley, J. J., Chen, S., Wu, T., Tan, V., Zhou, M., Meaney, M. J., Lee, Y. S., & Chee, M. W. L. (2013). Dietary disinhibition modulates neural valuation of food in the fed and fasted states. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 97, 919-925.

Liu, J. C. J., Guastella, A. J., & Dadds, M. R. (2013). Exploring the role of intra-nasal oxytocin on the partner preference effect in humans. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38, 587-591.

Liu, J. C., Ang, R. P., & Fung, D. S. (2013). Something fishy: The issue of omega-3 blinding in psychiatric clinical trials. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47, 201-205.

Liu, J. C. J., Guastella, A. J., & Dadds, M. R. (2012). Effects of oxytocin on human social approach measured using intimacy equilibriums. Hormones and Behavior, 62, 585-591.

Liu, J. C. J., McErlean, R. A., & Dadds, M. R. (2012). Are we there yet? The clinical potential of intranasal oxytocin in psychiatry. Current Psychiatry Reviews, 8, 37-48.

Lovibond, P. F., Liu, J. C. J., Weidemann, G., & Mitchell, C. J. (2011). Awareness is necessary for differential trace and delay conditioning in humans. Biological Psychology, 87, 393-400.

Comparative Social Inquiry
Quantitative Reasoning
Understanding Behavior and Cognition
Social Psychology
Lab in Psychology and Public Policy