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Publications are organized according to their primary research topics. If you have trouble accessing them, please contact the PI, Dr. Hongbo Yu. For the full publication list, please visit the PI's Google Scholar site listed at the bottom of the page. (*equal contribution; ^trainee)

Social Emotions

Shen, B., Chen, Y., He, Z., Li, W., Yu, H*., Zhou, X*. (2023). The competition dynamics of approach and avoidance motivations following interpersonal transgression. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 120 (40), e2302484120 (journal link)

Yu, H., Chen, J^., Dardaine, B^., & Yang, F. (2023). Moral barrier to compassion: How perceived badness of sufferers dampens observers' compassionate responses. Cognition, 237, 105476. (journal link | preprint | OSF)

Yang, H., Qiu, S., Wang, G., Liu, K., Yu, H*., Zhou, X*. (2023). Are Guilt-Prone Power-Holders Less Corrupt? Evidence From Two Online Experiments. Social Psychological and Personality Science (journal link)

Sun, S., Yu, H*., Wang, S*., Yu, R*. (2023). Cognitive and neural bases of visual-context-guided decision-making. NeuroImage, 275, 120170. (journal link)

Hu, Y., ..., Yu, H*., Zhou, X*. (in press). Are Guilt-Prone Power-Holders Less Corrupt? Evidence From Two Online Experiments. Social Psychological and Personality Science. (journal link | OSF

Yu, H., Zhou, Y^., & Nussberger, A. M. (in press). Gratitude is morally sensitive. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. (journal link | preprint)

Yu, H., Cao, R., Lin, C., & Wang, S. (2022). Distinct neurocognitive bases for social trait judgments of faces in autism spectrum disorder. Translational psychiatry12(1), 1-13. (full text)

Gao, X*., Yu, H*., Peng, L., Gong, X., Xiang, Y., Jiang, C., & Zhou, X. (2021). The mutuality of social emotions: How the victim's reactive attitude influences the transgressor's emotional responses. NeuroImage244, 118631. (journal link)

Li, Z*., Yu, H*., Zhou, Y., Kalenscher, T., & Zhou, X. (2020). Guilty by association: How group-based (collective) guilt arises in the brain. NeuroImage209, 116488. (journal link)

Yu, H*., Koban, L*., Chang, L.J., Wagner, U., Krishnan, A., Vuilleumier, P., Zhou, X., & Wager, T.D. (2020). A generalizable multivariate brain pattern for interpersonal guilt. Cerebral Cortex, 30(6), 3558-3572. (journal link) (pre-print)

Gao, X*., Yu, H*., Sáez, I., Blue, P.R., Zhu, L., Hsu, M., & Zhou, X. (2018). Distinguishing neural correlates of context-dependent advantageous- and disadvantageous-inequity aversion. PNAS, 115 (33) E7680-E7689. (journal link)

Yu, H*., Gao, X*., Zhou, Y., & Zhou, X. (2018). Decomposing gratitude: Representation and integration of cognitive antecedents of gratitude in the brain. The Journal of Neuroscience38(21), 4886-4898. (journal link)

Yu, H*., Cai, Q*., Shen, B., Gao, X., & Zhou, X. (2017). Neural substrates and social consequences of interpersonal gratitude: Intention matters. Emotion, 17(4), 589-601. ​(journal link)

Yu, H., Duan, Y., & Zhou, X. (2017). Guilt in the eyes: Eye movement and physiological evidence for guilt-induced social avoidance. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 71, 128-137. (journal link)

Yu, H., Shen, B., Yin, Y., Blue, P. R., & Chang, L. J. (2015). Dissociating guilt-and inequity-aversion in cooperation and norm compliance. The Journal of Neuroscience, 35(24), 8973-8975. (journal link)

Yu, H., Hu, J., Hu, L., & Zhou, X. (2014). The voice of conscience: Neural bases of interpersonal guilt and compensation. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9(8), 1150-1158. (journal link)


Moral Cognition

Du, W*., Yu, H*., Liu, X., Zhou, X. (2023). Mindfulness training reduces slippery slope effects in moral decision-making and moral judgment. Scientific Reports 13 (1), 2967. (journal link)

Yu, H., Contreras-Huerta, L.S., Prosser, A.M.B., Apps, M.A.J., Hofmann, W., Sinnot-Armstrong, W., Crockett, M.J. (2022). Neural and cognitive signatures of guilt predict hypocritical blame. Psychological Science, 31(11), 1909-1927. (preprint | journal link)

Yu, H., Siegel, J.Z., Clithero, J.A., & Crockett, M.J. (2021). How peer influence shapes value computation in moral decision-making. Cognition, 211, 104641 (full text)

Yu, H., Siegel, J.Z., & Crockett, M.J. (2019). Modeling Morality in 3‐D: Decision‐Making, Judgment, and Inference. Topics in Cognitive Science11(2), 409-432. (full text)


Social Cognition and Perception

Yu, H., Lin, C., Sun, S., Cao, R., Kar, K., & Wang, S. (2023). Multimodal investigations of emotional face processing and social trait judgment of faces. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. (journal link)

Yu, H., Lu, C., ... Crockett, M., & Zhou, X. (2022). Explaining Individual Differences in Advantageous Inequity Aversion by Social-Affective Trait Dimensions and Family Environment. Social Psychological and Personality Science (journal link)

Yin, Y*., Yu, H*., Su, Z., Zhang, Y., & Zhou, X. (2017). Lateral prefrontal/orbitofrontal cortex has different roles in norm compliance in gain and loss domains: a transcranial current stimulation (tDCS) study. European Journal of Neuroscience46(5), 2088-2095. (journal link)

Zhang, Y*., Yu, H*., Yin, Y., & Zhou, X. (2016). Intention modulates the effect of punishment threat in norm enforcement via the lateral orbitofrontal cortex. The Journal of Neuroscience, 36(35), 9217-9226 ​(journal link)

Yu, H., Li, J., & Zhou, X. (2015). Neural substrates of intention–consequence integration and its impact on reactive punishment in interpersonal transgression. The Journal of Neuroscience, 35(12), 4917-4925. ​(journal link)

Wu, Y*., Yu, H*., Shen, B., Yu, R., Zhou, Z., Zhang, G., ... & Zhou, X. (2014). Neural basis of increased costly norm enforcement under adversity. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9(12), 1862-1871. (journal link)


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