Jean Liu

Social Sciences (Psychology)

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

Contact No.: +65 6601-3694

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Dr 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.

Dr Liu’s research interest lies in social neuroendocrinology and its implications for policy and models of health. She focuses on two natural rewards (love and food), exploring how hormones and the modern environment affect human experiences of these.

As a secondary area of research, Dr Liu also investigates how psychology can make sense of societal phenomenon, supporting the optimisation of public policy.

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