Pan Liu, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
North Dakota State University 
701-231-5676
134D8 Minard Hall, 1210 Albrecht Blvd, Fargo ND 58102

*I will be accepting graduate students for Fall 2022.

Research Interests:
My research program takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the neurocognitive mechanisms associated with socio-emotional processing and development in children and adolescents. Specifically, I study both normative emotion processing and biased processing that portend internalizing outcomes (anxiety and depression). I also examine how environmental and individual factors shape normative and biased processing via longitudinal designs. Based on the basic research on emotion processing, I also test prevention/intervention strategies that target specific vulnerabilities in at-risk youth, which can also inform mechanistic models of socio-emotional development. To these aims, I use a multi-method approach incorporating behavioral, EEG/ERP, MRI, and eye-tracking measures. 

Education:
Ph.D., 2015, Communication Sciences and Disorders, McGill University
M.Sc., 2009, Cognitive Neuroscience, Beijing Normal University
B.Sc., 2006, Psychology, Northeast Normal University

Academic Appointments:
2021-present, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, North Dakota State University
2017-2021, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, Brain and Mind Institute, University of Western Ontario
2015-2017, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, Child Study Center, The Pennsylvania State University

Courses Taught:
PSY473/673, Child Psychopathology and Therapy

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