Dr.Xiaozhe Peng







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Xiaozhe Peng

School of Psychology, Shenzhen University




Dr. Xiaozhe Peng is an Assistant Professor in the School of Psychology of Shenzhen University. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the South China Normal University (where she specialized in research neural correlates of gossip), and a MSc in Psychology from Peking University, a Mphil in Psychology from The University of Hongkong.

She is particularly interested in the mechanisms behind misinformation transmission, and the neural correlates of sharing using approaches including behavioral experiments and neuroimaging.




Cui, F., Zhong, Y., Feng, C., & Peng, X*. (2022). Anonymity in sharing morally salient news: the causal role of the temporoparietal junction. Cerebral Cortex.

Peng, X., Huang, J., Liang, K., & Chi, X. (2022). The Association of Social Emotions, Perceived Efficiency, Transparency of the Government, Concerns about COVID-19, and Confidence in Fighting the Pandemic under the Week-Long Lockdown in Shenzhen, China. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(18), 11173.

Zhu, M., Yuan, L., Wu, Y., Chu, L., Wang, W., Zhang, H., ... & Deng, H. (2022). Simultaneous LC-MS/MS quantification of glucocorticoids, melatonin and its metabolites in hair. Journal of Chromatography B, 1196, 123217.


Liao, W., Zhang, Y., Huang, X., Xu, X., & Peng, X*. (2021). Emoji, I can feel your pain -- Neural responses to facial and emoji expressions of pain. Biological Psychology, Accepted.



Peng, X., Lu, J., Li , L., Cao, Q., Cui, F. (2020). Three stages of perceiving consecutively moral behaviors: neurophysiological effect of agent and valence on the moral judgments. Social Neuroscience, 1-12.



Liao, W., Zhang, Y., & Peng, X*. (2019). Neurophysiological Effect of Exposure to Gossip on Product Endorsement and Willingness-to-Pay. Neuropsychologia. 132, 107123



Peng, X., Cui, F., Jiao, C., & Li, H. (2018). Factors Influencing Rumor Transmission. Psychological Science (China), 41(4), 916-921.



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. Psychophysiology541459-71

Peng, X., Cui, F., Wang, T., & Jiao, C. (2017). Unconscious processing of facial expressions in individuals with Internet Gaming Disorder. Frontiers in Psychology, 8: 1059

Chen, Q. *, Liang, X., Peng, X., Liu, Y., Lei, Y. *, & Li, H. (2017). The Modulation of Causal Contexts in Motion Processes Judgment as Revealed by P2 and P3. Biological Psychology, 123, 141-154.  

Jiao, C., Wang, T. , Peng, X., & Cui, F*. (2017). Impaired Empathy Processing in Individuals with Internet Addiction Disorder: An Event-Related Potential Study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11, 498.

Jiao, C., Wang, T., Liu, J., Wu, H., Cui, F., & Peng, X*. (2017). Using Exponential Random Graph Models to Analyze the Character of Peer Relationship Networks and Their Effects on the Subjective Well-Being of Adolescents. Frontiers in Psychology, 8: 583. 



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.



Peng, X., Li, Y., Wang, P., Mo, L., & Chen, Q. (2015). The ugly truth: negative gossip about celebrities and positive gossip about self entertain people in different ways. Social Neuroscience, 10(3), 320-336.



Li, L.*, Chen, J., & Peng, X. (2009). Influence of visual path information on human heading perception during rotation. Journal of Vision, 9(3): 29, 1-14.




Oral Presentation. Liao, W., Zhang, Y., & Peng, X.* (2019).  "Neurophysiological Effect of Exposure to Gossip on Product Endorsement and Willingness -to-Pay". Ninth Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium on Decision Neuroscience (ISDN). Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. June 7-8, 2019, Durham, North Carolina, USA.


Oral Presentation. Peng, X. International Society of Neuroscience. Annual Meeting, 12-14 March, 2019, Shenzhen.


Poster Presentation. Peng, X., Stone, L. S., & Li, L. (2008). Humans can control heading independent of visual path information. Journal of Vision, 8(6), 1160-1160. Vision Science Society Annual Meeting (VSS), Naples,  Florida,USA.


Poster Presentation. Li, L., Chen, J., & Peng, X. (2007). Influence of field-of-view (FOV) size and depth range on heading perception with or without visual path information. Perception. 30th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Arezzo, Italy. 




2017 – 2020 National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC 31600889)


2016 – 2019 Ministry of Education of Humanities and Social Sciences Project (16YJCZH074)


2016 – 2019 Guangdong Natural Science Foundation (2016A030310039)


2015 – 2020 the Project of Philosophy and Social Science for the 12th 5-Year Planning of Guangdong Province (GD15XXL06)


2019 – 2023

Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Committee (Project No. JCYJ20190808143405858).

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