講者：陳品豪 助理教授 (臺灣大學心理系)
講題：Computational social psychology: Toward a computational understanding of social psychological and affective processes
時間：2023年03月16日（星期四）14:10 – 16:00
Although social psychological and affective processes are complex, researchers could take a computational approach to disentangle these complexities. In this talk, I will demonstrate how researchers could take a computational social psychological approach to disentangle psychological processes across a variety of research topics. In study 1, I will show how social interactions can have positive influences on health outcomes via socially transmitted beliefs. Interestingly, this belief manipulation manifested as subtle changes in facial expression behaviors during the clinical interaction. In study 2, I will apply machine-learning methods to examine whether individuals express synchronous facial behaviors, specifically their sad and fearful facial behaviors under a large-scale stressor. In study 3, I will use the intersubject representational similarity analysis to explore how affective experiences represented in the brain. Across the above studies, I hope to show how a computational social psychological approach, combining experimental social psychology and computational methods can help us to gain a deeper understanding of social psychological and affective processes.
Pin-Hao (Andy) Chen received his doctoral and postdoctoral training in social psychology and social neuroscience at Dartmouth College. He has joined the department of psychology at National Taiwan University as an assistant professor since 2020. He is now a director of the Computational Human-sociocultural Experimental Neuroscience (CHEN) lab. He published several papers at top interdisciplinary journals, including Nature Human Behaviour and Science Advances, and he also received Ta-You Wu Memorial Award in 2021. About his research interest, he takes an interdisciplinary approach, combining experimental social psychology and computational methods to gain a better understanding of social psychological and affective processes through real-time social interactions.