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 Prof Mark Allen Thornton. Before joining Dartmouth College, I worked with Prof Ralph Adolphs in the Emotion and Social Cognition Lab at the California Institute of Technology, where I earned my Ph.D. degree in social science in 2019.
My research focuses on how people form impressions of others, in particular, impressions regarding others' relatively stable traits, such as personality. What are the psychological mechanisms (e.g., origins, dimensions, dynamics)? How does inferring traits interact with other psychological processes (e.g., inferring mental states, predicting actions)? What are the behavioral consequences in the real world (e.g., politics, justice, media)? I study these questions using various stimuli (text, images, 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 on Open Science Framework.
Keles, U., Lin, C., & Adolphs, R. (in press). A cautionary note on predicting social judgments from faces with deep neural networks.. Affective Science.
Lin, C., Keles, U., & Adolphs, R. (2021). Four dimensions characterize comprehensive trait judgments of faces. Nature Communications.
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.
Lin, C., & Alvarez, R. M. (2020). Personality Traits Are Directly Associated with AntiBlack Prejudice in the United States. PLoS ONE.
Lin, C., Adolphs, R., & Michael Alvarez, R. (2018). Inferring whether officials are corruptible from looking at their faces. Psychological Science, 0956797618788882.
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.
Lin, C. & Thornton, M. (2021). Linking attributions of mental states and traits. PsyArXiv.
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. bioRxiv.
Cao, R., Wang, J., Lin, C., Todorov, A., Li, X., Brandmeir, N., & Wang, S. (2020). Feature-based encoding of face identity by single neurons in the human medial temporal lobe. bioRxiv.