Peng Li, Ph.D







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Shenzhen University

School of Psychology

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Shenzhen, Guangdong Province 518060



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Peng Li, Ph.D


Research Experience

Dec   2019 –present

Professor (Associate)

Shenzhen University, School of Psychology  

Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Dec 2019 – Nov 2020

Visiting Professor

University Medical Center   Groningen (UMCG) 

University of Groningen

 Groningen, Netherlands

Jul   2015 –Sep 2019

Professor (Associate)

Shenzhen University, College of   Psychology and Sociology

Shenzhen,   Guangdong, China

Jan   2012 – Jun 2015

Lecturer & Associate Professor

Liaoning Normal University, Department of   Psychology (College of Psychology)

Dalian, China

Sep   2010 – Mar 2012

Joint-training Ph.D student

University of Victoria, Department of   Psychology

Victoria,   Canada

Sep   2009 – Jul 2012

Ph.D student

Southwest University in Chongqing, School   of Psychology

Chongqing, China




Research interests

I am interesting in the neural mechanism of human decision-making, especially under certain social contexts. My current research mainly focus on the psychological processing and neural basis of prosocial behaviors, such as interpersonal cooperation, charity donation, outcome evaluation in social contexts. To this end, I adopt multiple cognitive neuroscience techniques, including ERP/EEG, fMRI, fNIRS, tDCS and pharmacology (e.g. oxytocin). In the last 5 years, I have received several grants from NSFC and local government for supporting my research. 

Journal Publications (* Corresponding author)

1.         Xu, Q., Yang, S. (Co-first author), Huang, Q., Chen, Shi., & Li, P. * (2020). A sense of unfairness reduces charitable giving to a third-party: Evidence from behavioral and electrophysiological data, Neuropsychologia, 142,107443.

2.         Yang, S., Xu, Q. (Co-first author), & Li, P. * (2020). Oxytocin modulates responsibility attribution and hypothetical Resource allocation during cooperation. Psychoneuroendocrinology114, 104597.

3.         Zhang, X., Li, P.*, Chen, J., & Li, H. (2020). Acute stress impairs reward positivity effect in probabilistic learning. Psychophysiology, e13531.

4.         Wang, J., Zhang, J., Li P.*, Martens, Sander., Luo, Yuejia. (2019). Beta-gamma oscillation reveals learning from unexpected reward in learners versus non-learners. Neuropsychologia, 131, 266-274.

5.         Li, P., Yin, H., Xu, H., Lei, Y., & Li, H. (2018). Disappearance of self-serving bias: Reward positivity reflects performance monitoring modulated by responsibility attribution in a two-person cooperative task. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 133, 17-27.

6.         Yin, H., Wang, Y., Zhang, X., & Li, P*. (2018). Feedback delay impaired reinforcement learning: principal components analysis of Reward Positivity. Neuroscience letters, 685:179-184.

7.         Li, P., Peng W.W., Li, H. * & Holroyd, C. (2018). Electrophysiological measures reveal the role of anterior cingulate cortex in learning from unreliable feedback. Cognitive Affective Behavioral Neuroscience, 18:949–963

8.         Long, C., Sun, Q., Jia S, Li, P. * & Chen, A. (2018). Give me a chance! Sense of opportunity inequality affects brain responses to outcome evaluation in a social competitive context: an event-related potential study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 12(135)  

9.         Zhang, X., Lei, Y., Yin, H., Li, P. *, & Li, H. (2018). Slow is Also Fast: Feedback Delay Affects Anxiety and Outcome Evaluation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 12, 20. 

10.     Peng, X., Jiao, C., Cui, F., Chen, Q., Li, P. *, & Li, H. (2017). The time course of indirect moral judgment in gossip processing modulated by different agents. Psychophysiology. DOI: 10.1111/psyp.12893

11.     Wang, J., Chen, Z., Peng, X., Yang, T., Li, P.*, Cong F and Li H (2016). To know or not to know? Theta and delta reflect complementary information about an advanced cue before feedback in decision-making. Frontiers in Psychology. 7:1556. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01556.

12.     Li, P., Baker, T. E., Warren, C., & Li, H. (2016). Oscillatory profiles of positive, negative and neutral feedback stimuli during adaptive decision making. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 107:37–43

13.     Li, P., Song, X., Wang, J., Zhou, X., Li, J., Lin, F., ... & Li, H. (2015). Reduced sensitivity to neutral feedback versus negative feedback in subjects with mild depression: Evidence from event-related potentials study. Brain and cognition, 100, 15-20.

14.     Xiao F, Li P (Co-first author), Long CQ, Li H. (2014). Relational complexity modulates activity in the prefrontal cortex during numerical inductive reasoning: an fMRI study. Biological Psychology. 25:1044-1048.  

15.     Li P, Shen Y, Sui X, Chen C, Feng T, Li H & Holroyd C. (2013). The Neural Basis of Responsibility Attribution in Decision-Making. PloS one, 8(11), e80389.

16.     Han CH, Li P (Co-first author), Warren C, Feng TY, Litman J &Li H (2013). Electrophysiological evidence for the importance of interpersonal curiosity. Brain Research, 1500:45-54.

17.     Li P, Han CH, Lei Y, Holroyd C & Li H. (2011). Responsibility modulates neural mechanisms of outcome processing: An ERP studyPsychophysiology, 48, 1129–1133.

18.     Li P, Jia SW, Feng TY, Liu Q, Suo T & Li H. (2010). The influence of the diffusion of responsibility effect on outcome evaluations: Electrophysiological evidence from an ERP study, NeuroImage, 52, 1727-1733.

19.     Lei Y, Li FH, Long CQ, Li P, Chen QF, Ni YY & Li H. (2010). How does Typicality of Category Members Affect the Deductive Reasoning? An ERP Study. Experimental Brain Research, 204, 47-56.

20.     Li P, Yuan JJ, Jia SW, Feng TY, Chen AT & Li H. (2009). Feedback-related negativity effects vanished with false or monetary loss choice, NeuroReport, 20: 788-792.



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