Pin-Hao Andy Chen

March 2nd, 2015

I am from Taiwan and am currently a fourth year graduate student at Dartmouth College. In 2011, I joined Dr. Heatherton’s lab, and was sponsored by a Fulbright scholarship. My primary research interest is using brain-imaging techniques to develop effective self-regulatory training programs. A separate line of my research is to understand the acculturation processes within immigrants using a brain-as-predictor approach.


Chen, P.-H.A., Whalen, P.J., Freeman, J.B., Tayler, J.M., & Heatherton, T.F. (in press). Brain reward activity to masked in-group smiling faces predicts friendship development. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Chen, P.-H.A., Heatherton, T.F., & Freeman, J.B. (in press). Brain-as-predictor approach: An alternative way to explore acculturation processes. In J.E. Warnick & D. Landis, Handbook of Intercultural Relations Neuroscience. New York: Springer.

Chen, P.H.-A., Wagner, D.D., Kelley, W.M., & Heatherton, T.F. (2015). Activity in cortical midline structures is modulated by self-construal changes during acculturation. Culture and Brain, 3(1), pp. 39-52. doi: 10.1007/s40167-015-0026-z {PDF}

Chen, P.A., Wagner, D.D., Kelley, W.M., Powers, K.E., & Heatherton, T.F. (2013). Medial prefrontal cortex differentiates self from mother in Chinese: Evidence from self-motivated immigrants. Culture and Brain, 1(1), 3-15. doi: 10.1007/s40167-013-0001-5. {PDF}

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